A few months ago, the prospect of losing Alexis Sanchez would have been a dreaded thought for Arsenal fans.
In January, the will-he-won’t-he saga came to an end when the Chile international joined Manchester United.
Arsenal did not miss out entirely, though, as the club secured the signature of Henrikh Mkhitaryan in a swap deal.
The Armenian international struggled to hold down a regular spot in Jose Mourinho’s team at Old Trafford.
Mkhitaryan showed glimpses of quality, but he failed to convince the manager to make him one of the first names on the teamsheet.
Since moving to the Emirates, the winger has made four appearances in all competitions, including two Premier League starts.
The 29-year-old has created four assists so far, three of which came in a convincing 5-1 rout over Everton.
Following Thursday night’s 3-0 victory over Ostersunds in the Europa League, the fans voted Mkhitaryan Man of the Match.
On Twitter, some claimed that the Armenian is better for them than Sanchez was.
Got the better deal, Sanchez is terrible
— Brandon Poulton (@BrandonPoulton2) February 16, 2018
Micky is even more fantastic than Sanchez and Giroud combined, he runs musically with rhythm
— Sammy_Murambi (@MurambiSammy) February 16, 2018
Better than @Alexis_Sanchez
— Kizto Bonaven (@Celestinho8) February 16, 2018
Better than sanchez
— Dean (@DeanRoberts_19) February 16, 2018
— Sasya Chantique (@sasya_chantique) February 16, 2018
👏 good signing.
— Sue ellen 🌐 (@Piiratebarbie) February 16, 2018
— MÖ (@IconicOziI) February 16, 2018
Superstar! We expect a lot yet to come. Thanks Micki
— JB Ssemanda (@JBSsemanda) February 16, 2018