Arsene Wenger explains why Arsenal have signed Henrikh Mkhitaryan
Arsene Wenger reveals his delight at Arsenal completing the signing of Henrikh Mkhitaryan from Manchester United
Arsene Wenger has claimed that Arsenal have signed a “complete player” in Henrikh Mkhitaryan after his transfer to the Gunners was confirmed on Monday.
The 29-year-old Armenia playmaker has signed a long-term contract with the north London side as he moved to The Emirates as part of the deal which saw Alexis Sanchez head to Manchester United.
Mkhitaryan will be hoping to hit the ground running after having fallen out of favour at Old Trafford under Jose Mourinho this season.
And Gunners boss Wenger was naturally delighted to see Arsenal complete the signing of the midfielder as their first major recruit of the January transfer window.
Speaking to Arsenal’s website, Wenger said: “Henrikh is a very complete player.
“He creates chances, he defends well, he can absorb distances and he’s very committed as well. I must say he’s a player who has all the attributes.”
Mkhitaryan scored one goal and made five assists in 19 Premier League games for Manchester United this season before his move.
Arsenal are now preparing for the return leg of their League Cup semi-final clash against Chelsea at The Emirates on Wednesday night.
The Gunners head into the game after having sealed a 4-1 victory over Crystal Palace at The Emirates in the Premier League last weekend.
Arsenal and Chelsea played out a goalless draw in the first leg of the semi-final clash at Stamford Bridge earlier this month.