Mkhitaryan started just one Premier League game in the first four months of last season owing to a thigh injury and his manager's belief he needed time to adapt - and was taken off at half-time in the game he began.
All the signs are pointing towards a victory for Arsenal, but Alexis Sanchez has not travelled with the Gunners as he pushes through a transfer to Manchester United, and this could upset the north Londoners' preparations. It doesn't matter the prestige, the status.
"Exactly (I want it resolved)".
"And I am not the kind of blind manager.blind in the sense of, this player is untouchable, can never be sold. You want to focus on the players that are on the pitch and can do well for the club".
If two offers are tabled, then the 29-year-old will face a big decision - but Ferdinand says the choice is obvious, despite his strong ties to the Red Devils. "It was hard for him because he was on standby a little bit", he said. We appreciate what a good player he is.
Sanchez did not travel with the Arsenal squad to Bournemouth with the player's contract due to expire this summer.
Discussions are believed to be underway between Klopp and Liverpool's owners, Fenway Sports Group about lodging a potential bid for Sanchez, although it will be hard for the Merseyside club to persuade the Chilean to move to Anfield due to both City and United being able to offer significantly higher wages than the Reds.
Arsenal have slapped an asking price of £35m on Sanchez, who Malcom is in line to replace, as Manchester City and Manchester United battle for his signature.
"It's a very important difference of points, I was there before", Mourinho added.