Henrikh Mkhitaryan has revealed that the real reason he joined Arsenal from Manchester United was the club’s style of football (via FourFourTwo).
It always seemed like a strange signing when Henrikh Mkhitaryan swapped Borussia Dortmund for Manchester United back in 2016.
The Armenian is a highly technical, forward-thinking attacker and is far from the sort of player which Jose Mourinho has historically signed.
Despite a good start to his Old Trafford career, the Armenian has now revealed why he swapped Manchester for London in January.
“When I heard I could swap Man United for Arsenal, I said, ‘Yes, I want to do that’, I didn’t think twice. It’s important for me to play in an offensive team,” Mkhitaryan told FourFourTwo.
“I couldn’t have imagined a better start. 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, so I’ll try my best to do everything for the club.
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“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.”
It was no secret that Arsenal were keen on signing Henrikh Mkhitaryan when he left Borussia Dortmund in 2016. He opted for Manchester United but, thankfully, is now at the Emirates. These last few months have shown what the Gunners were perhaps missing for that period.