Want your voice heard? Manchester United and Tottenham were also interested in the young Brazilian but have since turned their heads to other transfer targets namely Alexis Sanchez and Ryan Sessegnon.
"If Manchester United bought Sanchez it would be a major-major signing", he said.
But having previously said he still wanted Sanchez to stay as well, the Arsenal boss seems to have given up all hope of keeping the Chile worldwide. Arsenal would lose both their best players on the cheap, forcing them to spend big for replacements, while United would get two of the most talented attacking players in the league, both of whom have already adjusted to the rigours of English footbal.
What was believed to be a question of when Sanchez reunited with Pep Guardiola is now a case of "if" after Manchester United lodged a £25m bid with Arsenal. With the north Londoners occupying 6th position in the league, without Sanchez's goals things would look a lot worse.
The runaway Premier League leaders are reluctant to meet Arsenal's £35million valuation of the 29-year-old and are now not prepared to pay the £5m fee Sanchez's agent is demanding for felicitating any deal.
Jose Mourinho, the United manager, refused to rule out a move for Sanchez last night, describing the Chilean as a "phenomenal" footballer and claiming it was hard to turn down the chance to sign players of that calibre when they became available.
Ritchie said on MUTV: "A player of his stature and nature, you have got to be interested".
Mkhitaryan made five assists in his opening three Premier League games but his confidence dipped culminating in an underwhelming performance in a 1-0 loss to defending Premier League champions Chelsea.
But Wenger played down talk of a move saying: "He is a good player but nothing is happening". The two top clubs from England will now face off against each other in the race to add him to their squad, though the boss of the west London outfit has now confirmed that he has no interest in doing the same.