Jose Mourinho is backing Henrikh Mkhitaryan to improve at Arsenal and develop into an even better player following his transfer from Manchester United on Monday.
The 29-year-old signed a long-term contract with the Gunners after joining the north London side as part of the same deal which saw Alexis Sanchez head to Manchester United.
Mkhitaryan could be set to make his debut for Arsenal when the Gunners take on Swansea City in the Premier League at the Liberty Stadium on Tuesday night.
The Armenian was one of Mourinho’s first signings at Manchester United following his appointment at Old Trafford back in May 2016.
However, he failed to hit the ground running during his first campaign and struggled to produce consistent performances this season as well.
But Mourinho is tipping Mkhitaryan to enjoy a positive career at Arsenal following his move down south to London.
Speaking at a news conference on Thursday afternoon, Mourinho said: “I believe Mkhi is going to be even better than he was with us.
“With one-and-a half years in England, he has adapted, I think is a good move for everybody, that’s why I’m also happy for Mkhi.
“Could he perform better with us? Could I take more from his talent? Maybe. Could he give a little more also to adapt to us? Maybe, but I don’t think regrets, he is in our history.”
Mkhitaryan watched from the stands as his new team booked their place in the League Cup final on Wednesday night by coming from behind to secure a 2-1 victory over Chelsea at The Emirates.
Arsenal are currently sixth in the Premier League table as they chase a top four finish this season.
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