Sports

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

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

Henrikh Mkhitaryan struggled to reproduce the highs of his home Arsenal debut against Tottenham on Saturday as he turned in a disappointing performance in the north London derby.

Sixth-placed Arsenal sit five points off the Champions League places, but Mkhitaryan insists the club's ambitions must be to win trophies.

He accepts his time at United was not the easiest, but believes he made a positive impact in his 18 months at the club after leaving Borussia Dortmund.

"I know that, at the moment, we perform well, we feel strong and we're not scared to play any team, be it Arsenal or whichever team it is".

"He's in a good moment now as well so it's going to be very hard to beat him but I think we'll be ready for it". He brought me along so much as a player and helped me and guided me.

More news: Serena to make comeback in Fed Cup doubles
More news: Millennium man Gerard makes history with Olympic first
More news: OxyContin maker will stop promoting opioids to doctors

Mkhitaryan should also benefit from playing in a team that probes opponents with passing. "I can understand him from one step and hopefully for the next games we are going to achieve more". Following that shock 2-1 defeat to Birmingham City in the 2011 League Cup final, Arsenal have won their last 10 games at Wembley. So I really do think he will kick on. But it's a bit too early to compare him to the best player ever who played here! "He is in Monaco but he will go to a very big club".

Ramsey scored a hat trick against Everton but misses out against Tottenham, with Mohamed Elneny replacing him in central midfield.

It isn't overly surprising to see the two French-speaking football stars getting on, particularly when they both help sportswear giant Nike to sell plenty of boots and other clothing apparel.

Aubameyang's pace and movement tormented the Everton defence as he netted with a composed first-half finish, while Mkhitaryan's range of passing provided three assists as he linked up with fellow playmaker Mesut Ozil to devastating effect. All three can play intricate passing combinations, but the graphic below shows how each offer variations in range.

Now Arsenal are blessed with the talents of Aubameyang, the deadliest striker in Germany during his time at Dortmund, and he absolutely loves to play on the shoulder of the last defender.