Mhki wins top award but Cech misses out for a change

The new Arsenal winger Henrikh Mkhitaryan has been named as Armenia’s Player of the Year 2017 at a ceremony held at the Football Academy of Armenia. He has won it 8 times overall and this win is his seventh in a row. “It’s always pleasant to be the first. It was great pleasure for me to receive this award. I will be trying to be the first in the coming years, as well,” Mkhitaryan said after the ceremony.

He also likes to think he will be an inspiration to the youngsters of Armenia. “I have also been a child, and I know how it feels. I have also had heroes I have tried to be like a certain footballer,” he continued.

“It’s a great honor, as it means you have achieved something for this country, for people that follow you. I’m only glad to be a hero for children,”

Meanwhile Petr Cech has missed out on the Czech version of our Player of the Year award after winning it 11 times in the previous 13 years, but this season he lost out to Vladimír Darida,
who plays as a central midfielder for the German club Bundesliga club Hertha Berlin. Cech had not had the best of years in 2017 which saw Arsenal fail to make the Top Four for the first time in 21 years, but there will be few people that will win as many Czech awards as Petr. Perhaps his best years are now behind him….

Darren N


  1. tas says:

    Happy for Mhki you can tell he gives it all and a very intelligent man hope he goes on to win more awards from EPL and Europe for many years to come as an Arsenal Man

  2. pires says:

    AN absolute bargain….

  3. John Ibrahim says:

    mki is a very talented player…lazy at times

    hopefully he dont get influenced by ozil

  4. Yossarian says:

    I think we did very well with the whole Sanchez/Mkhitaryan business. Very happy to have him at AFC.

  5. Break-on-through says:

    Mkhitaryan suits us as a team better than Alexis 100 percent positive on this. I like that he’s not just a play-maker, but he can play-make as well as most. I like how he has good movement, makes good runs off the ball to get a shooting opportunity. We’ve missed this, Ramsey was the only decent one other than Alexis at doing it. Jack Ozil Xhaka like to be the giver, it’s mostly what they try to do. Walcott Oxlade Danny were just runners really with or without the ball. Giroud was not quick enough to run after run after run, but if he could he would have been in Ramsey’s Mkhit’s and Alexis’s group, he can mix it up but he mostly played the spring board role. Arsene or whoever needs keep that in mind when going for players, like a box to box fella, get one that also knows how and when to sit in protection of CB’s. A creative CM player, get one that also scraps for loose balls and tackles intercepts as well as dribbling running abilities. Cb’s, if they are modern first line of build up, make sure they know when and how to go route one or become no nonsense too. It’s all well and good when being able to fill a niche, but you come up against different problems, the wind changes because other teams see it, then you’re left wanting.

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