Arsene Wenger: 'Henrikh Mkhitaryan is world class'

Wenger: 'Mkhitaryan is world class'
© Offside
Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger admits that his side have lost a "world-class" player in Alexis Sanchez, but also insists that they have gained one in Henrikh Mkhitaryan.

Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger has insisted that his side are gaining a "world-class" player in Henrikh Mkhitaryan.

Mkhitaryan was used as part of the deal to take Alexis Sanchez to Manchester United, with the Armenian having fallen out of favour at Old Trafford in recent months.

Wenger admitted that the club had lost another world-class talent in Sanchez, but is confident that Mkhitaryan's arrival will help to make up for the Chilean's departure.

"I believe we lose a world-class player and gain a world-class player. Overall I think Mkhitaryan has the qualities to integrate into our game. He has a good team attitude as well. I'm confident it will work," he told reporters at a press conference.

"He can play in all kinds of positions. He is very versatile and it should help us going forward. I have no doubt about his attitude. He suffered a bit with the competition he had at United. That his challenge and my challenge to get that out here.

"[His position] depends on the team's performance and his performance in training as well. I'm confident it will work. He can play in all types of positions and through the middle as well."

Mkhitaryan will not be able to make his Arsenal debut during Wednesday night's EFL Cup semi-final second leg with Chelsea as he is cup-tied.

Share this article now:
Arsene Wenger brings on Alexis Sanchez during the Premier League game between Arsenal and Bournemouth on September 9, 2017
Read Next:
Wenger defends Sanchez commitment
>
You May Like
Recomended from Sports Mole

Loading ...

Failed to load data.

Premier League
Championship
Scottish Premiership
La Liga
Bundesliga
Serie A
Ligue 1
League One
League Two
National League
Scottish Championship
Scottish League One
Scottish League Two
Segunda Division
2.Bundesliga
Serie B
Ligue 2
Liga MX
Uruguayan Primera Division
Australian A-League
Belgian Pro League
Greek Superleague
Indian I-League
Eredivisie
Primeira Liga
Turkish Super Lig

Subscribe to our Newsletter


Transfer Talk Daily
Match previews - twice weekly
Morning Briefing (7am UTC)
Ultra close-up image of Kevin De Bruyne [NOT FOR USE IN ARTICLES]Get the latest transfer news, match previews and news direct to your inbox!
Tables
TeamPWDLFAGDPTS
1Manchester CityMan City27233179205972
2Liverpool28169365323357
3Manchester UnitedMan Utd27175551193256
4Chelsea27165649232653
5Tottenham HotspurSpurs27157552242852
6Arsenal27136851361545
7Burnley2891092225-337
8Leicester CityLeicester2899104041-136
9Everton2897123247-1534
10Watford2896133847-933
11Bournemouth2888123343-1032
12Brighton & Hove AlbionBrighton28710112637-1131
13West Ham UnitedWest Ham2879123550-1530
14Huddersfield TownHuddersfield2886142548-2330
15Newcastle UnitedNewcastle2878132738-1129
16Southampton28512112941-1227
17Crystal Palace2769122542-1727
18Swansea CitySwansea2876152141-2027
19Stoke CityStoke2868142854-2626
20West Bromwich AlbionWest Brom28311142242-2020
Login, I already have my ad-free pass
Log in with Facebook to customise Sports Mole
Buy ad-free access (show me the options)
Buy monthly ad-free access for £1.20/month
Buy yearly ad-free access for £12 (2 months free)
Settings - Logout - Manage your account
Settings - Logout - Manage your account
LIVE SCORES VIDEPRINTER
expand