Arsenal have finally confirmed the arrival of Henrikh Mkhitaryan after a week of negotiations, and the midfielder will likely slot straight in as a direct replacement for Alexis Sanchez initially.
The Armenian all-time top goalscorer brings a whole host of top attributes to our side, including creativity, goals and an impressive work rate to match, and he can also boast a strong understanding with Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang, who we are reported to be primed to sign this month also.
His arrival is a blessing in the wake of Alexis-gate, having endured his attitude and nonchalance through-out this season, and getting a player in the shape of Mkhi when some had become resigned to losing Alexis for nothing in the summer is amazing business.
Arsene Wenger has moved to praise his new signing, describing him as the ‘complete player’, and you can’t help but agree.
The manager said: ‘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.’
Mkhitaryan also had positive words to say on his move, describing it as a ‘dream’.
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Will Mkhi become a fans favourite in North London? Could his arrival spark Lacazette back into life?