Henrikh Mkhitaryan

Player Profile

Henrikh Mkhitaryan
Squad Number
Yerevan, Armenia - January 21, 1989
Previous Clubs
Pyunik, Metalurh Donetsk, Shakhtar Donetsk, Borussia Dortmund, Manchester United
Arsenal Debut
January 30, 2018

Henrikh joined us on a long-term contract in January 2018.

The Armenia international made the switch to north London from Manchester United, having spent a season-and-a-half with the Red Devils.

Fluent in six languages, Mkhitaryan began his professional footballing career with Pyunik, where he made his debut at 17 and won the Armenian Premier League four times, before making the move to Ukrainian side Metalurh Donetsk, where he was named club captain at just 21 years of age.

In 2010, Mkhitaryan then moved to rivals Shakhtar Donetsk, where he made his Champions League debut and picked up three Ukranian Premier League titles.

Following a highly successful spell with Shakhtar, Henrikh then brought his talents to Germany and Borussia Dortmund, where he won a DFL-Supercup

Mkhitaryan became the first Armenian player in Premier League history when he moved to Manchester United, where he won the Europa League, EFL Cup and FA Community Shield.

Speaking after Henrikh’s signing, Arsene Wenger said: “Overall, 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.”

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