Insider confirms Man United willing to allow 28-year-old to move to Arsenal

Sky Sports News reporter Kaveh Solhekol claims Man United are willing to allow Henrikh Mkhitaryan to move to Arsenal in order to secure Alexis Sanchez's signature

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Manchester United are willing to use Henrikh Mkhitaryan as a makeweight in a potential deal to sign Arsenal striker Alexis Sanchez, according to reporter Kaveh Solhekol.

The Armenia international has been linked with a potential exit at Old Trafford over the past couple of months or so following a difficult 2017-18 season so far.

Mkhitaryan made five assists in his opening three Premier League games but his confidence dipped culminating in an underwhelming performance in a 1-0 loss to defending Premier League champions Chelsea.

Jose Mourinho didn’t include the attacking midfielder in his starting line-up for almost two months before the playmaker returned to the Manchester United team for a goalless draw with Southampton on Boxing Day.

Manchester United have emerged as surprise candidates to sign Sanchez from Arsenal, despite the Chile international being linked with a move to Premier League leaders Manchester City throughout the season.

Sky Sports News reporter Solhekol confirmed that Manchester United have offered Mkhitaryan as part of a deal to sign Arsenal’s want-away striker Sanchez.

“Any United offer [for Sanchez] could be potentially more attractive for Arsenal because we’re told they’re willing to let Henrikh Mkhitaryan go to Arsenal as part of a swap deal for Sanchez,” Solhekol told Sky Sports News on Friday.

“Mkhitaryan has only completed 90 minutes twice for United this season. He’s had a difficult relationship with Jose Mourinho – the United manager took him off at half-time against Derby in the FA Cup last Friday.”

Manchester United signed Mkhitaryan in a £30m deal from Bundesliga giants Borussia Dortmund in the 2016 summer transfer window but the playmaker has struggled to convince under Jose Mourinho.

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