New Arsenal signing names the main reason he joined the Gunners

Henrikh Mkhitaryan admits he is thrilled to have linked up with Arsene Wenger at Arsenal

The Sport Review staff
By The Sport Review staff
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Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger Photo: The Sport Review

Henrikh Mkhitaryan has admitted that the chance to work under Arsene Wenger was one of the main reasons he decided to join Arsenal this month.

The 29-year-old playmaker moved to The Emirates earlier this month on a long-term contract after he was included as part of the same deal which saw Alexis Sanchez head to Manchester United.

Mkhitaryan has been training with his new Arsenal team-mates at London Colney in recent days as he gets used to life at the north London club following his move.

It remains to be seen how big a part the playmaker will have in the remainder of Arsenal’s season, but it seems that the Armenian is delighted to have linked up with Gunners boss Wenger at The Emirates.

Speaking in an interview with Arsenal Player, Mkhitaryan said: Of course it’s very important to have respect from your manager. I know that he’s demanding and he likes his players to explore.

“He was one of the [reasons] to join Arsenal as well because everyone knows he’s a great manager.

“I’ve known him for a long time and of course it was not very difficult to make this decision to come to Arsenal, because I think the way that Arsenal play [make] it a dream for every player to come here and play offensive football.”

The playmaker will be hoping to feature for Arsenal when the Gunners take on Everton in front of their home fans at The Emirates on Saturday evening.

Wenger is attempting to steer the Gunners back into the top four this season after they had to settle for a disappointing fifth-placed finish last term and settle for a place in the Europa League.

Arsenal have not won the Premier League title since 2004.

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