Former Manchester United striker Wayne Rooney is backing latest Arsenal signing Henrikh Mkhitaryan to step up his game at the North London side.
struggled at Old trafford
Arsenal signed up the Armenia international playmaker in a direct swap deal that saw Chile star Alexis Sanchez secure a move to Premier League rivals Manchester United in the winter transfer window.
The Armenian struggled for form at Manchester United during a tough 18 months under Portuguese tactician Jose Mourinho after a £30m switch to Old Trafford from German Bundesliga side Borussia Dortmund.
Big role at Arsenal
The 28-year-old attacking midfielder has been given the number seven Jersey after his move to the eight-time Premier League champions.
The playmaker provided three assists on his debut for Arsenal as they eased to a resounding 5-1 victory over Everton at the Emirates last weekend.
Wayne Rooney was Henrikh Mkhitaryan’s team-mate for about a year at Old Trafford before the former England skipper returned to his boyhood team Everton last summer transfer window.
Henrikh Mkhitaryan has joined up with his ex-Borussia Dortmund colleague Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang at The Emirates Stadium after the Gunners spent a club transfer record £56million fee on the Gabon international striker.
The Arsenal attacker won the English League Cup and the UEFA Europa League with the Red Devils last season.