What Henrikh Mkhitaryan brings to Arsenal? A guest post by Viraj from Arsenalcore.com
“Henrikh Mkhitaryan – the name enriching the Emirates for years to come”, says one Arsenal supporter. “The first step taken by Wenger which may turn this squad into one of the deadliest teams around the globe”, comments another.
This is the excitement which have got to Arsenal fans after Henrikh Mkhitaryan completed his move from Manchester United with Alexis Sanchez going another way.
Henrikh Mkhitaryan is regarded as one of the most intelligent footballers at the moment and many pundits like Arsenal legend Ian Wright claims this swap deal between Alexis Sanchez and Henrikh Mkhitaryan as a ‘Bargain’ for Arsenal.
Alexis Sanchez is one of the best footballers around the globe, why let him go (over dispute of wages) for Henrikh Mkhitaryan? And How is it a ‘Bargain’?
The commitment of Alexis Sanchez to achieve with Arsenal had detonated down and he was constantly showing that he wants to change clubs.
This even led to dip in his form as he could bag only three assists and score seven goals in 19 Premier League appearances this season.
On the other hand, Henrikh Mkhitaryan comes with full focus and commitment. Many even suggest Mkhitaryan suits Arsenal more than Sanchez. So, How Mkhitaryan is more equipped to fit Arsenal’s ‘Style of play’?
Mkhitaryan is one of those midfielders whom Arsene Wenger can deploy around the offensive side of the game. He is so versatile that he can conduct his trade on both the wings as well as control the game from the middle. Mkhitaryan can even be deployed as second striker.
Arsene Wenger likes to move the ball between his players and make the attack patiently as well as with high technique, making oppositions fall on the intelligence. Henrikh Mkhitaryan is someone who like to create – get his team mates involved and get the ball rolling. He is suited for the way Arsene Wenger wants his squad to play.
Mkhitaryan is dangerous getting the keepers disturbed from long range and his intelligence is highly rated in footballing world.
Arsenal have players like Mesut Ozil, Jack Wilshere and Aaron Ramsey who like to link up and gets the team involved. Just imagine the countless passes between these guys before the ball finally gets to strikers or before finally a shot comes off.
Particularly with Mesut Ozil, its expected that the duo will create loads of ‘aww’ moments in the coming years.
Arsenal even brought Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang from Borussia Dortmund for a club record fee. Aubameyang is known for his frisky pace and effective shooting abilities. But, more than anything else – the chemistry between Aubameyang and Mkhitaryan makes them one of the most dangerous ‘duos’ in English football. Mkhitaryan and Aubameyang established a pretty effective partnership at Dortmund before Henrikh joined Manchester United.
The rebirth of this bromance of Mkhitaryan and Aubameyang is certainly a boon.
Great things are expected from Henrikh Mkhitaryan by Arsenal supporters and the Armenian is born for achieving big. Arsenal with Mkhitaryan and Aubameyang looks ‘deadly’ on the offensive side of the game. They are certainly going to achieve big things together.