Arsene Wenger has long been a fan of Henrikh Mkhitaryan – and he is delighted to have added him to his squad.
The Arsenal manager may have lost Alexis, but he feels our new Armenian playmaker will have a big impact in north London.
“We’re replacing a very good player with a very good player, a world-class player with a world-class player,” Wenger told Arsenal Player.
“Mkhitaryan can play on the wing or in midfield, so I believe he can play very well in many positions. That can help us as well because he can play together with Ozil as well as playmaker, so overall it’s a good move.
“He’s a very complete player. He creates chances, he defends well, he can absorb distances and he’s very committed as well. I must say he’s a player who has all the attributes. Maybe where he’s a bit short is on goal scoring but he has improved that. If you look at the number of goals he’s scored in his career, it’s quite impressive overall.
“I’m very excited to get a player in who will be committed and focused. It is vital as well to have players who have experience, because we have a very good bunch of young players but we know that it’s not sufficient in the Premier League today to put them all in together. You also need a good weight of experience in your team and he will contribute to that.”
Culled from Arsenal.