Henrikh Mkhitaryan is a complete player – Arsene Wenger

Henrikh Mkhitaryan has signed a long term deal at Arsenal
Henrikh Mkhitaryan has signed a long term deal at Arsenal

Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger has described new signing Henrikh Mkhitaryan as a complete player after the Armenia international joined the north London club in a swap deal with Alexis Sanchez.

Mkhitaryan, who has scored once and contributed five assists in 15 Premier League appearances this season, joined United when Mourinho pipped Wenger to sign him.

His last appearance was in the FA Cup third-round win over Derby on 5 January, and he was left out of subsequent Premier League matches against Stoke and Burnley.

“Henrikh is a very complete player,” Wenger said after the midfielder was unveiled.

“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.”

Arsene Wenger has described Henrikh Mkhitaryan as a complete player

Speaking after his unveiling, Mkhitaryan said, “I’m very happy that we could finish this deal,” said Mkhitaryan. “It’s a dream come true because I’ve always dreamed of playing for Arsenal.

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“Now I’m here, I’ll do my best for this club to create history.”

The 29-year-old midfielder started his career with Armenian side FC Pyunik, where he won the Armenian Premier League on four occasions.

He then moved to Ukraine where he played for Metalurh Donetsk, before joining Shakhtar Donetsk, where he made 72 appearances, winning the Ukrainian Premier League three times.

In 2013, Henrikh transferred to Borussia Dortmund in the Bundesliga, where he made 90 appearances, during which time he was part of the 2014 German Cup winning squad.

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