Ex-Arsenal star: Why I don’t rate Henrikh Mkhitaryan

The Arsenal legend admits he isn't a fan of Armenia international Henrikh Mkhitaryan

Arsenal star Henrikh Mkhitaryan Photo: The Sport Review

Stewart Robson has admitted that he isn’t a big fan of Arsenal playmaker Henrikh Mkhitaryan.

The Armenia international moved to the Gunners in a swap deal from Manchester United after Alexis Sanchez moved in the opposite direction to Old Trafford.

Mkhitaryan scored 13 times in 63 games during two seasons at the Red Devils following his £30m move to Manchester United from Borussia Dortmund in the 2016 summer transfer window.

The 29-year-old made three assists in a 5-1 win over Everton on his full Arsenal debut at the Emirates Stadium back in February.

He finished the 2017-18 season in an Arsenal shirt with three goals in 17 games in all competitions.

Mkhitaryan has proven to be a luxury player in his Premier League career so far following a series of ineffective performances.

The Armenian playmaker struggled to have an impact on Arsenal’s Premier League opener on Sunday following a 2-0 loss to defending champions Manchester City.

Former Arsenal star Robson delivered his withering verdict on Mkhitaryan ahead of the Gunners’ trip to Chelsea FC in their next Premier League fixture on Saturday evening.

“I am not a big fan of Mkhitaryan,” Robson told ESPN FC. “I saw him at Man United and Arsenal. He hasn’t done well enough at either club.”

Arsenal have failed to qualify for the Champions League last two seasons following a fifth-placed finish and a sixth-placed finish in 2017 and 2018.

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