Mkhitaryan helped convinced ‘best mate’ Aubameyang to join Arsenal


Henrikh Mkhitaryan has confirmed that he helped coax Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang to Arsenal and revealed that the Gabon international is the best team-mate that he’s ever had.

The two players spent three years together at Borussia Dortmund before Mkhitaryan moved to Manchester United in 2016. Reunited at the Emirates in January, the duo is now hoping to help Arsenal back into the Champions League.

Speaking ahead of Arsenal’s trip to Wembley to face Sp*rs, Mkhitaryan touched on how his move panned out.

“I won’t mention all the details because it is not fair but yes, when I signed for Arsenal, I was in touch with him saying ‘so, the first step is done, now we are waiting for the second one’.

“I think it could only be in a dream that we could join another club other than Dortmund but I am very happy for that. I have known him very well, he is one of my best friends and the best team-mate I have ever had.

“I am very happy to have him here and I think all the fans are happy to see him in an Arsenal shirt. What can I say?

“I love playing with him. I can understand him from step one and hopefully for the next games we are going to achieve more.”

Having impressed last weekend against Everton, with a goal and three assists between them, Arsenal fans will be hoping they can make themselves North London derby heroes when the Gunners take on the old enemy at Wembley tomorrow.

For a preview of that game and much more, check out today’s Arsecast with Amy Lawrence and Ken Early

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