Armenia manager Artur Petrosyan has revealed his joy in Henrikh Mkhitaryan’s decision to leave Manchester United for Arsenal, stating that he feels Jose Mourinho had a problem with the 29-year-old.
On Monday, Mkhitaryan joined the Gunners in a swap deal that saw Alexis Sanchez move the opposite direction and the transfer has been hailed by his Armenian manager.
The former Borussia Dortmund playmaker has struggled to impress Mourinho since moving to United in 2016, completing only 136 minutes of Premier League football since November 5 and been left out of the matchday squad on seven occasions.
“I am annoyed at Mourinho for not playing him,” said Petrosyan. “I am not happy but it is his club, his team, he knows what he wants.
“We are very happy with this transfer from Manchester United. His style of play will be better suited at Arsenal.
“It is my impression that Henrikh had a problem with the coach and at Arsenal it will not be the same.
“There will not be so much pressure on him defensively. Wenger likes his players to express themselves and he likes them to play better football.”