Why Jose Mourinho decided to offload Henrikh Mkhitaryan to Arsenal

The Man Utd boss never seemed entirely convinced by Mkhitaryan (Picture: Getty)

Jose Mourinho sanctioned Henrikh Mkhitaryan’s move to Arsenal because he felt the Armenian lacked the mental strength to play for a big club like Manchester United, according to reports.

The 29-year-old is on the verge of swapping Old Trafford for north London in a straight trade deal for Alexis Sanchez, with an official announcement expected on Monday after both players completed their medicals.

Mkhitaryan started the latest Premier League campaign in fine form, laying on five assists in his first three matches, but failed to create a goal for his teammates since September.

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