Arsene Wenger has emphasised Henrikh Mkhitaryan’s versatility and insists that he can play alongside Mesut Ozil.
The Armenian finally joined Arsenal in a swap deal for Alexis Sanchez this week and Wenger says he has no questions about either his attitude or his ability.
“I believe we lose a world class player and gain a world class player,” said Wenger. “How efficient will that work? It will be down to the qualities of both players.
“Mkhitaryan has the qualities to integrate into our game. He has a good team attitude. He’s very versatile.
“They (Ozil and Mkhitaryan) can play together.
“He can play in all kinds of positions. He is very versatile and it should help us going forward.
“I have no doubt about his attitude. He suffered a bit with the competition he had there – I will know how much over the next few weeks.
“That his challenge and my challenge to get that out here.”
Wenger will be hoping the infuriating inconsistency that dogged his time at Manchester United does not rear its head again at Arsenal.