If Henrikh Mkhitaryan had played a decent game for us over the last few months then all this kerfuffle over him playing in the Europa League final in Azerbaijan at the end of the month would be justified – but he has not, he is a huge liability that no longer adds any value to the team and now he is starting to become a distraction.
Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang or Alexandre Lacazette would be worth the effort but not Mkhitaryan and if it was up to me I would just tell him you are not playing and staying in England, end of the issue.
That may seem harsh and there is an argument that we need to take our entire first team squad but seriously, does he deserve to be in the first team or even on the substitute bench?
I want him sold, I no longer want to see him in an Arsenal shirt and while he is not the only player I feel that way about, he is the only one at the centre of a political storm.
Why should we let a player that is of no use to us become a distraction? The team has to come first, and I don’t care if it looks bad or if he gets hurt feelings. I only care about us winning the Europe League trophy, beating Chelsea and qualifying for the Champions League, not whether a useless player’s participation should be made an issue of.
No doubt some of you will slam me for this attitude but don’t blame me, blame Mkhitaryan, it has been his crap performances for us that has created my negative attitude towards him.