Arsenal fans suggest Henrikh Mkhitaryan should have been sold instead of Alex Iwobi

With the arrivals of David Luiz and Kieran Tierney, Alex Iwobi’s transfer to Everton fell slightly by the wayside on deadline day.

The Nigeria international had spent his entire career with the Gunners, scoring 15 goals in 127 appearances. During his time at the Emirates Stadium, he won one FA Cup and two Community Shields.

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However, although he was never a guaranteed starter and a large chunk of Arsenal fans initially wanted the club to take the money and run, some Gunners followers believe he should have stayed at the Emirates, suggesting that Henrikh Mkhitaryan would have been the better option to move on.

The two had similar seasons in terms of stats last campaign, but Iwobi was actually slightly better from a statistical point of view. He scored six goals and created nine, whilst the 83-cap Armenia international netted the same amount but provided just seven.

Mkhitaryan is 30 years old, which means not only will his re-sale value continue to decrease, but he also does not represent the long-term future of the club. Iwobi, meanwhile, is just 23, and therefore has plenty of years in front of him to develop.

Gunners supporters have been vocal on Twitter, and have shared their thoughts about the decision. You can check out some of the best comments below.

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