Henrikh Mkhitaryan: Taking The Mkhi

Discussion in 'Arsenal Talk' started by OnlyOne, Jan 22, 2018.

  1. MutableEarth

    MutableEarth Bloody awesome NSFW avatars Trusted

    He's a trier, I'll give him that, but his head dropped very easily. Looks like the kinda player that needs pepping up every so often. Doesn't bode well. He had some moments of quality but none of them significant tonight.
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  2. Toby Andrl

    Toby Andrl Part Time Stuttgart Fan Trusted

    He does seem to be player that needs a certain environment, comfort or trust around him to make things click and raise the confidence he needs for his game. I have no doubt he's class, but it seems like that class only shines through under a certain premise.

    When he ccame to Dortmund as Goetze replacement, after his first season with 46 played 13 goals 10 assists, he was deemed alright for it was his first season in the league. But it already looked like he didn't fit in with Klopp. Next season he seriously underperformed and had a tally of 42p 5g 7a and was labeled a massive flop. Against all odds he suddenly came good under Tuchel and had that massive season with 23 goals and 32 assists.

    It seems he thrives on a certain playing style, which is neither Klopp's bonkers press and attack, nor Mourinho's bus parking, but something more controlled in between - and he seems to thrive on a good relationship with his managers and teammates.

    I think Wenger might be able to comfort him enough to get his confidence back up, and Aubameyang could play a role, too.

    Overall, besides the Everton game, the team has somewhat performed scrappy at best, and it's a difficult situation to join. I expect him to come good.
  3. OnlyOne

    OnlyOne Still Not a Mod

    Fat & sh*t. :lol:
  4. BigPoppaPump

    BigPoppaPump Well-Known Member

    I'm ready to write him off already, we never sign good players from Man United.
  5. freeglennhelder2

    freeglennhelder2 Well-Known Member

    Da Fuq???

    How did I miss this golden post?
  6. Tir Na Nog

    Tir Na Nog Every Little Thing Is Gonna Be Alright

    People are giving Lacazette all the time in the world but are already giving up on a man who's got 5 assists in the space of a few games for Arsenal :lol:
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  7. MkhiMagic

    MkhiMagic Well-Known Member

    And was tasked with trying to make Welbeck score for the last 2 games, a bit cruel.
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  8. OSBK

    OSBK Well-Known Member

    Should go the laca, thread more pal. The laca hate started a good while ago.

    5 assists is a great return so far in so few games.
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  9. scytheavatar

    scytheavatar Well-Known Member

    Best out of a bad situation should be to take the money from Utd and use it to buy Malcom..... we should be investing in youth and life after Wenger right now. Malcom will be going to Madrid or Barca for > 100 million pounds in a few years time and we will regret not buying him when we can. When will we ever be able to sell a player for greater than 100 million pounds?
  10. dashsnow17

    dashsnow17 Well-Known Member

    I get that argument but what's done is done. Anyway, no reason why we can't go back for Malcom in the summer if we want to. Even if we had taken money for Alexis we wouldn't have been able to bring Malcom in in January.
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  11. Ara

    Ara Active Member

    And two games without Auba and Laca.
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  12. hydrofluoric acid

    hydrofluoric acid Agenda Merchant

    Its the best post on the forum!
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  13. GeorgiaGunner

    GeorgiaGunner Closet United Fan

    Nickname ideas from r/soccer:
    • Henrikh “fits our system” Mkhitaryan
    • Henrikh "Wenger will give him confidence" Mkhitaryan
    • Henrikh "offensive football" Mkhitaryan
    • Henrikh 'it was a fair deal' Mkhitaryan
    • Henrikh "better than Alexis 'toxic' Sanchez" Mkhitaryan
    Pick your favorite, or add your own!
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  14. scytheavatar

    scytheavatar Well-Known Member

    He's just a worse Nasri, if Nasri hasn't been suspended for that drip nonsense I think I'll rather have us resign Nasri.
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  15. Hope

    Hope Active Member

    He is the only player who tried to make something happen yesterday. Our best player yesterday. Effort was not lacking but he received minimal support.

    Shameless people here slating him. Wonder how many here are actual watching the game. Pathetic
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  16. razörist

    razörist Loves the Lad of Luscious Locks

    I don’t think we can have him and Özil in one team without a second goalscorer behind Auba.
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  17. HollandGooner

    HollandGooner Well-Known Member

    Think we should play him as a no10 with Wilshere/Xhaka behind him, and Özil outwide, could work though.
  18. Ashybashy86

    Ashybashy86 Well-Known Member

    Current Wenger and Arsenal aren't going to get the best from him. Same can said for Laca, Auba and Özil. Ox is showing that with the right manager, setup, confidence and trust, he's a good player. Think Mkhi performs better with offensive football with a purpose (direct) and a confidence-boosting manager.
  19. emilursin

    emilursin Well-Known Member

    worried about his defensive workrate, i mean we cannot afford to have yet another midfielder who doesnt track back, not with the current state of our defense
  20. People need to get a grip it’s been a month. his confidence was shot before he came and with the pressure on him essentially replacing Sanchez mixed with PEA. And coming to us in a major downturn. I’m sure with a decent summer some good reinforcements defensively and I dare say a new manager maybe tuchel. We could see him in that last season at Dortmund. Ironically under tuchel

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