Henrikh Mkhitaryan says that joining Arsenal is a dream come true, and that he’s determined to make his mark on the club in the years to come.
The Armenian international almost became a Gunner in the summer of 2016, but that deal fell through and he joined Manchester United instead where he has suffered a difficult time under the insufferable wankladle that is Jose Mourinho.
The much talked about swap deal with Alexis Sanchez was made official this evening, and the 29 year old spoke in glowing terms about his new club.
“I’m very happy that we could finish this deal and I’m very happy to be here,” he said.
“It’s a dream come true because I’ve always been dreaming of playing for Arsenal. Now that I’m here, I’ll do my best for this club to create history.
“I always loved the way Arsenal played, and the way that Arsene Wenger was managing the team. He had a lot of young players, they were doing very good, and 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.”
The new boy can’t play in Wednesday night’s Carabao Cup semi-final 2nd leg, having played in the tournament for Man Utd, but he’ll be in line to make his debut against Swansea in the Premier League next Tuesday.
Here are his quotes from 2009 when he first expressed his desire to play for Arsenal one day.