Arsenal new boy Mkhitaryan names his 'best ever' team-mate

Lawrence Cooper
February 10, 2018

Aubameyang and Mkhitaryan formed a lethal partnership in three years together at Borussia Dortmund before the Armenian left for an unhappy 18-month spell at Manchester United.

"They don't understand and I agree completely with them, they all want to play, that's natural and that's normal".

'I don't have anything to prove to anyone, ' Mkhitaryan said.

"These don't seem like Arsene Wenger signings to me", Merson told Sky Sports' The Debate.

Aubameyang, 28, completed his club-record £56m move to the Emirates on Deadline Day, just over a week after Mkhitaryan arrived at Arsenal as part of a swap deal that took Alexis Sanchez to Manchester United.

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The Gabon striker scored on his debut against Everton, assisted by Mkhitaryan, who is delighted to be working with his friend once again.

When asked about those rumours in his pre-match press conference, Wenger responded: "He has a very professional attitude and overall I think that is what you want from every player". But it's a bit too early to compare him to the best player ever who played here. I am very happy to have him here and I think all the fans are happy to see him in an Arsenal shirt. "If people say that I have not had enough success it is their opinion, but I can say that I had a lot of success at the club". I love playing with him. In this game [against Everton] he did not come on because we had a problem with the goalkeeper.

Played through on goal by former Dortmund teammate Henrikh Mkhitaryan just before half-time, the Gabonese cheekily lifted the ball over Jordan Pickford despite replays showing he was offside.

He will surely bring so much to Arsenal's attacking play, what with his blistering pace, power and lethal finishing ability. We worked hard to be very clever, doing the right things.

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