Mkhitaryan joined Arsenal to ‘make his name bigger’

Date published: Tuesday 13th February 2018 10:51

Henrikh Mkhitaryan has explained why he chose to leave Manchester United for Arsenal.

The Armenian swapped clubs with Alexis Sanchez in January after losing his first-team place under Jose Mourinho.

He excelled against Everton in his first Arsenal start but was then back to his frustrating self in the north London derby on Saturday.

“Of course sometimes you need some refreshing,” he told ESPN Brasil.

“And I think this was the best moment for me, because there were a few things that didn’t work out in Manchester.

 “I was 29 years old, I wanted to play more, because I know that in a few years’ time I’ll be able to end my football career, and it’s very important for me to make my name bigger.

“That’s why, maybe, it was the best moment, and the best time to change something and to get a new challenge, a new club, and start everything from zero.

“I’ve learned a lot from my previous two managers, Klopp and Mourinho, and I want to learn more from Arsene Wenger as well.

“And it’s too early to compare them to each other, I still need time to work with Arsene Wenger.

“Of course from the time being here I’ve learned a lot already, and I want to learn more.”

 


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