Arsene Wenger delighted to have Mkhitaryan at Arsenal

Arsenal’s new signing Henrikh Mkhitaryan was praised by Arsene Wenger after a mesmerising display on Saturday night.

Mkhitaryan joined from Manchester United in a January swap deal for Alexis Sanchez, having previously impressed Wenger during his time with Borussia Dortmund.

The former Borussia Dortmund and Manchester United midfielder set up 3 goals on his home debut as Arsenal cruised to a 5-0 victory against Everton at the Emirates.

Arsenal manager said: “I met Mkhitaryan before, before he came here, because I always liked his game.

“He’s a player completely focused on football, dedicated totally to the game.

 “He comes from a country where you need special character to become a great football player, so you have to really love it, and that’s why he looks happy to play football, because he just loves it.”


It was also a great night at the Emirates for Mkhitaryan’s fellow new signing Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang, who opened his account for Arsenal, hat-trick scorer Aaron Ramsey and Mesut Ozil, who has just new signed a new contract until 2021 as he committed his future to the Gunners.

Arsene Wenger further said:

“I’ve been here for such a long time in football, but one part as well is just purely a football lover. Your main target is just to get the players to enjoy the game they play, to share it with the fans, so when you have that positive experience it’s great for you.”

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