22:32  AMT,  January 22, 2018

Arsene Wenger: Henrikh Mkhitaryan a very complete player

Arsenal's head coach Arsene Wenger praised midfielder of the Armenian national team Henrikh Mkhitaryan, the official website of the FC reported.

"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. Maybe where he’s a bit short is on goalscoring but he has improved that. If you look at the number of goals he’s scored in his career, it’s quite impressive overall.

"We’re replacing a very good player with a very good player, a world-class player with a world-class player. Mkhitaryan can play on the wing or in midfield, so I believe he can play very well in many positions. That can help us as well because he can play together with Ozil as well as playmaker, so overall it’s a good move.

"I’m very excited to get a player in who will be committed and focused. It is vital as well to have players who have experience, because we have a very good bunch of young players but we know that it’s not sufficient in the Premier League today to put them all in together. You also need a good weight of experience in your team and he will contribute to that," Arsene Wenger said.

Earlier it was reported that the 29-year-old football player and Arsenal signed a long-term contract.

As part of this deal, Chilean striker Alexis Sanchez is transferred from Arsenal to Manchester United.

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