The protracted swap deal between Arsenal and United for Mkhitarayan and Alexis Sanchez was finally completed on Monday, and speaking to Arsenal's official website, the Armenian spoke of his joy at the opportunity to play for the side he supported as a child.
"I always loved the way that Arsenal played and the way that Arsène Wenger has managed the team. There have been a lot of young players, he’s managed them and they’ve done very well."
The 29-year old went to reveal his admiration for Arsenal legend Thierry Henry, citing the Gunners record goalscorer's style of play as a source of inspiration.
"Of course I was in love with the game of Thierry Henry. I loved the way he played - and maybe that was the reason to support Arsenal."
Manager Arsene Wenger commented on capturing Mkhitaryan, saying; "W
"He’s 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."