The Arsenal fans in the Transfer Tavern are not impressed with an award picked up by the 29-year-old midfielder, Henrikh Mkhitaryan. The creative midfielder has picked up his eighth Armenian footballer of the year award, with this one being seventh in a row. Arsenal took to Twitter to congratulate him as they tweeted a link to the Arsenal website with more details of his success.
The Arsenal fans propping our bar up saw Mkhitaryan come to the Emirates in January following a straight swap for Chilean, Alexis Sanchez. The midfielder has been a key figure in Arsene Wenger’s side since leaving Old Trafford for The Emirates as he’s scored two goals and set up six more in his ten appearances for the Gunners. It’s no surprise to see Mkhitaryan going home with the Armenian footballer of the year award as he’s also the nations top goalscorer with 25 goals in 70 appearances for his country.
The ex-Borussia Dortmund and Manchester United creator has come to Arsenal during a tough period for the club. The club’s fans are enduring their worst season in Premier League history as they sit 6th in the table and 13 points off of 4th placed rivals Tottenham. The only way Wenger can hope to turn the club’s season around is to win the Europa League. The Gunners beat AC Milan 5-1 on aggregate in the round-of-sixteen of the competition and they now face a quarter-final fixture against CSKA Moscow. Winning the Europa League would be a big success for Mkhitaryan and co as they target a return to the Champions League next season.
Here’s what our resident Arsenal fans make of Mkhitaryan’s award:
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— Injury Prone (@AbhishekNair18) March 22, 2018
Was it between him and the Kardashian’s….?
— Papi (@Mal1ck077) March 22, 2018
It was such a close race this year, it’s unbelievable
— Elian Williams
Imagine my shock.
— (@WilshereWorldie) 22 March 2018
Again is he the only player they have got ?
— Frear (@Frear3) March 22, 2018
How could he have won.With all the competition in Armenia.Shocking.This was rigged
— Tanaka S Kamutepfa (@TSKamutepfa) 22 March 2018
He narrowly beat Vlad, a vegetable oil factory worker who put in a great performance in his local park the other day.
— Ross Jeffries (@Ross_Jeffries) March 23, 2018
No offence to Armenian football but can anyone name my an other Armenian footballer of by heart? pic.twitter.com/8TVYMcKmvb
— Benjamin Stern (@BenS_Arsenal) 22 March 2018
League 2 would be harder to win
— Ricky (@HarisonRamon) March 22, 2018