Mkhitaryan explains why he swapped United for Arsenal

Date published: Thursday 5th April 2018 10:24

Henrikh Mkhitaryan says he “didn’t think twice” when the opportunity arose to transfer from Manchester United to Arsenal.

The Armenian moved to the Emirates Stadium in January as part of a swap deal that saw Alexis Sanchez go the other way.

Jose Mourinho’s style of play failed to suit Mkhitaryan and he struggled in his 18 months at the Old Trafford club.

And the 29-year-old is glad to be back in an offensive team and insists he will try to do his best for the Gunners.

“When I heard I could swap Man United for Arsenal, I said, ‘Yes, I want to do that’, I didn’t think twice,” Mkhitaryan said in an interview with FourFourTwo magazine.

“It’s important for me to play in an offensive team. I’d missed playing offensively.

“I joined Arsenal because Wenger wanted me, not because he wanted to replace Sanchez.

“We are different players and characters, with different abilities and skills.

“I’ll try my best to do everything for the club. I want to write my name into Arsenal’s history and have my name as a legend here.

“I want to score goals, make assists and win trophies to make the fans happy.”


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