The Gunners appeared set to lose their talisman Alexis Sanchez for naught, but Arsene Wenger has successfully turned the unfavourable situation around by securing the services of a talented playmaker in exchange for the Chilean.
Mkhitaryan joins the North London outfit in a straight swap, with no transfer fee involved.
Upon the completion of the switch, Mkhitaryan stated: “I’m very happy that we could finish this deal and I’m very happy to be here.
“It’s a dream come true because I’ve always dreamed of playing for Arsenal. Now that I’m here, I’ll do my best for this club to create history.”
Arsène Wenger also spoke about his brand new signing, by adding: “Henrikh is a very complete player. 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.”
Written by Kunal Kambli
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