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Arsenal officially confirmed the signing of Henrikh Mkhitaryan from Manchester United.
The Armenia international will inherit the number 7 Jersey left by Alexis Sanchez And the 29-year-old will now be asked to fill the void left by Sanchez’s departure in more ways than one after he was handed the No.7 shirt which his predecessor wore ever since the departure of Tomas Rosicky in the summer of 2016.
Speaking of his new signing, who is cup tied and will not make his debut against Chelsea in the Carabao Cup on Wednesday, Arsene Wenger said: ‘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. ‘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.’