Arsenal playmaker Henrikh Mkhitaryan has admitted he is looking forward to meeting and working with newly appointed manager Unai Emery.
The former Sevilla and PSG boss was unveiled as Arsene Wenger’s replacement yesterday, but with the season over and players having dispersed around the world on their summer breaks, the Basque manager is yet to meet his new players.
One of those players of course in January signing Henrikh Mkhitaryan, who only arrived at the club in January as a part of a deal that saw Alexis Sanchez move to Manchester United. Speaking in an interview with VivaroNews Sport, the Armenian explained that he is hoping that the new boss brings ‘new tactical ideas’ to the side:
“I still haven’t had an opportunity to meet him,” said Mkhitaryan.
“We didn’t have time to talk with each other. I hope he will bring new tactical ideas and spirit to Arsenal, and I hope he will succeed. I haven’t talked to my team-mates about him. I would like to meet him.
“Everyone at the club is a professional. Everyone knows what he should do and what he is expected to do.”
Chief executive Ivan Gazidis revealed in a press conference that Emery was the club’s number one target, despite strong rumours linking the Gunners with former captain Mikel Arteta.