‘Mkhi would be Arsenal sensation’

Paul Merson thinks Henrikh Mkitaryan would be a ‘sensation’ at Arsenal after “losing his way” at Manchester United. Mkhitaryan looks set to be part of the Gunners in January as part of a swap deal in involving Alexis Sanchez.

Mkhitaryan, a former Borussia Dortmund players joined Manchester United in 2016 but has struggled to hold down a regular starting spot under manager Jose Mourinho this season. Merson said: “I am a big fan of Mkhitaryan.

“I watched him at Dortmund, where he was voted player of the season and scored plenty of goals. He ha s lost his way at Manchester United but if Arsenal get him, with the way they play and the way Arsene Wenger is going forward with attacking players, I think he will be a sensation.

“He is a great signing for Arsenal if they get him.

“Sanchez is top drawer, but to get that kind of quality in January is very rare. Mkhitaryan is one of the best in the Premier League. Any offensive player going to Arsenal under Arsene Wenger is a good move.”

Arsenal look as though they could sign Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang from Dortmund. Merson, however, said he would prefer them to sign Jonny Evans over both Mkhitaryan and Aubameyang. “They need someone at the back. If you keep on leaking goals and defending like they are then you are not going to get in the top four.

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