Henrikh Mkhitaryan has said that he wanted to join Arsenal because he “missed playing offensively” at Manchester United and was not signed to replace Alexis Sanchez.
“When I heard I could swap Man United for Arsenal, I said, ‘Yes, I want to do that,'” Mkhitaryan said. “I didn’t think twice. It’s important for me to play in an offensive team.
“I couldn’t have imagined a better start. I’d missed playing offensively. I joined Arsenal because [Arsene] Wenger wanted me, not because he wanted to replace Sanchez. We are different players and characters, with different abilities and skills, so I’ll try my best to do everything for the club.”
Arsenal host CSKA Moscow in the first leg of the quarterfinals on Thursday, and the Armenian made no secret of his ambition to deliver trophies to the club.
“I want to write my name into Arsenal’s history and have my name as a legend here,” he said. “I want to score goals, make assists and win trophies to make the fans happy.”
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