Man United signing reveals he used to support Arsenal

Henrikh Mkhitaryan reveals that he used to follow Arsenal and his favourite player was Thierry Henry

Henrikh Mkhitaryan has revealed that he used to follow Arsenal as a child and was a particularly big fan of Thierry Henry.

The Armenia international is currently getting used to life in the Premier League following his arrival at Manchester United in the summer transfer window from Borussia Dortmund.

Mkhitaryan became the first Armenian player to score in the Premier League on Sunday when he netted the only goal of the game in Manchester United’s 1-0 win over Tottenham at Old Trafford.

However, the game ended on a low for Mkhitaryan after he had to be carried off on a stretcher due to an ankle injury.

Mkhitaryan has revealed that he was a keen admirer of Henry when the Frenchman was in top form for Arsenal and that he keenly followed the Gunners during that time.

Mkhitaryan is quoted as saying by Metro: “I always supported Henry when he was playing for Arsenal.

“He is one of my favourite players because at that time I was also playing as a striker as a child. Then I became a midfielder.”

MORE: The latest Man United news and views

MORE: The latest Man United player tweets

Manchester United return to Premier League action with a trip to Crystal Palace on Wednesday night.

Mikel Arteta
Arsenal told to pay £23m for England and Sheffield United goalkeeper Aaron Ramsdale - report
Kieran Trippier speaks at England media conference (Photo: Sky Sports / Screen grab)
'He has his heart set on a move': Reporter claims Kieran Trippier wants Man United switch
Thomas Tuchel
Chelsea FC consider swoop for Stuttgart striker Sasa Kalajdzic - report
Mikel Arteta
‘I’ve got a feeling’: Danny Murphy makes predication about Arsenal next season
Jurgen Klopp
Journalist: Liverpool FC have been scouting Donyell Malen for many months
Mikel Arteta
Arsenal told to pay £23m for England and Sheffield United goalkeeper Aaron Ramsdale - report
Kieran Trippier speaks at England media conference (Photo: Sky Sports / Screen grab)
'He has his heart set on a move': Reporter claims Kieran Trippier wants Man United switch
Thomas Tuchel
Chelsea FC consider swoop for Stuttgart striker Sasa Kalajdzic - report
Mikel Arteta
‘I’ve got a feeling’: Danny Murphy makes predication about Arsenal next season
Jurgen Klopp
Journalist: Liverpool FC have been scouting Donyell Malen for many months
Top 50 Muslim footballers: Arsenal, Chelsea FC, Liverpool FC and Man United stars feature
Top 50 Muslim footballers: Arsenal, Chelsea FC, Liverpool FC and Man United stars feature