Back in January Arsenal fans weren’t best pleased when their club negotiated a swap deal that saw Alexis Sanchez go to Old Trafford whilst Henrikh Mkhitaryan went the other way and joined the Gunners from Manchester United. However, on current form, it looks like Arsenal may have done better out of that deal.
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— Arsenal FC (@Arsenal) 23 August 2018
Mkhitaryan has scored some big goals in his short time at Arsenal. The Armenian midfielder, who can be deployed on both flanks and through the middle in the ten role, bagged on the weekend against Chelsea in the 3-2 defeat and managed a classy finish against his old club at Old Trafford at the back end of last season. His form is promising for the fans and if he can keep it up he’ll be well placed to make himself one of the first names on the teamsheet.
At the age of 29, Mkhitaryan doesn’t have many years left at the top of his game and he’ll be desperate to make the last few years of his prime count. Against Chelsea, he got a goal and an assist and if he can manage to get himself double figures for both in the Premier League this season then you won’t be able to argue his importance to the team. He has another chance to perform against West Ham on Saturday and the supporters will be keen to see him impress.
You can read The Gunners’ verdict on Mkhi’s form here:
— Will Woodmansee (@WillWood13) 23 August 2018
And United fans think they got the better end of the deal
— Jay (@Waveking_jay) 23 August 2018
Better than Alexis
— The Loose Cannons (@LooseCannonsAFC) August 23, 2018
He can't be benched…because he is d only creative and agile player we have
— Osi-nachi (@NkwoOsinachi) August 23, 2018
More of the same please
— Hamza Osman (@BENZEMA0009) August 23, 2018
— Kamz Gooner (@Kamz2203) 23 August 2018
Isn't it more than what Alexis did in his last 15 for united
— alex p mathew (@alex1004u) August 23, 2018
The supporters are all loving Mkhitaryan’s form and believe that they’ve got the better end of the Alexis-Mkhi swap deal.