Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang Reveals How Henrikh Mkhitaryan Persuaded Him To Join Arsenal

Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang Reveals How Henrikh Mkhitaryan Persuaded Him To Join Arsenal
Feb 7, 2018

Arsenal News Tottenham

Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang has revealed how former Borussia Dortmund teammate Henrikh Mkhitaryan persuaded him to reunite in North London last month after the Armenian joined Arsenal to allow Alexis Sáncez to join Manchester United.

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The duo combined in their first appearances at the Emirates as the Armenian sent Aubameyang through on goal before the 28-year-old finished coolly past Jordan Pickford as Arsenal ran riot against Sam Allardyce’s Everton last week.

It was one of three home debut assists for Mkhitaryan, making him the first player in the Premier League this season to bag a hat-trick of assists. Speaking to Arsenal’s official club website, Aubameyang revealed Mkhitaryan persuaded him to come to the Premier League by calling him on multiple occasions.

“He called me a few times and asked, ‘Will you come or not?’. I said, ‘First you have to tell me if you signed or not’.”

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“He told me it was all done and of course, it was a big factor in me coming here. It’s like being reunited with a brother, a good friend. We played together in the past and I’m really happy to see him again.”

Both Aubameyang and Mkhitaryan can do no harm to their reputation at Arsenal if they can manage to contribute to a North London derby win this Saturday. The Gunners travel to Wembley in an attempt to catch up on Tottenham, who are four points ahead of them in 5th.

However, Mauricio Pochettino’s side are in good form after their win over Manchester United and a late equaliser in the thriller at Anfield saw them pick up four points from six in two top-six clashes. In a must-win for both teams, it promises to be an exciting encounter.

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