Arsenal legend wants 30-year-old attacker sold this summer
Arsenal legend Nigel Winterburn has urged the Gunners to part ways with Henrikh Mkhitaryan, who has struggled to find the consistency with his performances.
The Armenia international played through nearly 85 minutes of the recent Premier League opener against Newcastle United, but he was largely ineffective with the regular tendency to get dispossessed.
Owing to this, he was left completely on the bench during the Gunners 2-1 triumph over Burnley on Saturday and Winterburn feels Mkhitaryan should head through the exit door with the transfer window still open in some of Europe's top leagues.
"Arsenal should look to sell Mkhitaryan to a European team this transfer window. His performance against Newcastle on the opening game of the season wasn't good enough, especially when you're playing at the highest level," he was quoted as saying by Football.London.
Gunners boss Unai Emery favoured Reiss Nelson for the right-wing role ahead of Mkhitaryan against the Clarets with record signing Nicolas Pepe coming off the bench at the interval.
The north London giants' win over Burnley sees them with the perfect tally of six points after the opening two league games and they are set to face Liverpool at Anfield next weekend.