Thierry Henry has praised Arsenal’s signing of Henrikh Mkhitaryan this month, claiming he is suited to the style of football played in North London.
The Gunners agreed a deal with Manchester United to allow contract rebel Alexis Sanchez to move in the opposite direction as the Armenian all-time international goalscorer, and both teams are upbeat about their new arrivals.
Many are of the opinion that the Red Devils got the better of the deal, despite having to make the Chilean the highest earner in Premier League history, but there are many who are optimistic about the arrival of Henrikh in North London also.
Thierry Henry has now given his two cents on the subject, praising the arrival of the 29 year-old who he claims is suited to Arsenal.
Henry said: “As far as the Sanchez/Mkhitaryan swap is concerned, I was a big fan of Mkhitaryan when he was at Dortmund,has but things didn’t go his way at Manchester United.
“You have to give him the benefit of the doubt.
“He looks like an Arsenal player with the way he likes to play and the way Arsenal like to play.
“Time will tell us who was right with the swap.
“He’s still a great player.”
Will our signing improve our team this season? Does the midfielder suit our side much better than he did United’s? Will he go some way to replace the goalscoring of Alexis Sanchez?