Steven Gerrard: What I really think of Henrikh Mkhitaryan at Arsenal
Steven Gerrard praises Henrikh Mkhitaryan for his impressive home debut for Arsenal in the Premier League on Saturday
Steven Gerrard has praised Henrikh Mkhitaryan for his impressive home debut for Arsenal in the Premier League against Everton on Saturday.
The Armenia international started his first game for the Gunners at The Emirates since completing his move to the north London club from Manchester United back in January.
Mkhitaryan was in fine form for the Gunners as they ran riot and claimed a thumping 5-1 victory over the Toffees, with the playmaking notching up three assists on his debut in front the Arsenal fans.
A hat-trick from Aaron Ramsey and goals from Laurent Koscielny and Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang wrapped up the three points for Arsene Wenger’s men.
And former Liverpool FC midfielder was thoroughly impressed by what he saw from Mkhitaryan as he hit the ground running following his move from Manchester United.
Speaking during BT Sport‘s coverage of the game, Gerrard said: “It was the perfect home debut. Mkhitaryan got three assists and I thought he was sensational today.
“His clever movements, his vision… but he was fighting for the cause as well.
“They were exhilarating going forward and the caused Everton problems all day long. It’s what Arsenal are all about.”
Arsenal now switch their attentions towards their crunch Premier League clash against Tottenham Hotspur in the Premier League at Wembley next weekend.
The Gunners are aiming to try and break back into the top four this season after they ended up in fifth place last term and had to settle for a place in the Europa League.