Henrikh Mkhitaryan hardly got a start under Jose Mourinho at Man United, so it must have been a great relief when Arsenal asked for him to be included in the Alexis Sanchez swap deal. But he is not just relieved, he is ecstatic, especially as he gets the chance to play with one of his best mates from Dortmund, Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang. “We did not have too much time to train together [before the Everton game],” Mkhitaryan said on Arsenal.com. “He came a bit late, like two games before the game and he had been training only twice.
“Two days wasn’t enough to remember all the stuff that we did together but in the game it worked very well.
“I thought it could only be in a dream that we could join another club other than Dortmund but I am very happy for that. I know him very well, he is one of my best friends and one of the the best team-mates I have every had.
“I am very happy to have him here and I think all the fans are happy to see him in an Arsenal shirt. What can I say? I love playing with him.”
But not only Auba, he is also over the moon about linking up with Mesut Ozil. “Everyone knows that Mesut is one of the best players in the world,” he continued. “It is only happiness and joy to play next to him because he understands very well the game and has great vision, amazing technique and he is the best in his position.”
So I think we can all be certain that Henrikh is very happy to join the Gunners, and it sounds like he was extremely keen to leave Man United as well. “Of course sometimes you need some refreshing,” he said. “And I think this was the best moment for me, because there were a few things that didn’t work out in Manchester.
“Because I was 29 years old, I wanted to play more, because I know that in a few years time I’ll be able to end my football career, and it’s very important for me to make my name bigger.
“That’s why, maybe, it was the best moment, and the best time to change something and to get a new challenge, a new club, and start everything from zero.!
Well let’s hope tha Mkhi makes us as happy to have him here as he is to join us!