Arsenal’s new signing, Henrikh Mkhitaryan, was brought in to replace Alexis Sanchez in the team, and he’s also taken over the Chilean’s old number.
The former Borussia Dortmund and Shakhtar Donetsk man will sport the famous number 7, worn by such luminaries in the past as Robert Pires, David Rocastle, Tomas Rosicky and Nelson Vivas.
No pressure there, of course, and Arsene Wenger is banking on the Armenian to add qualities to his side that will help us become a more potent attacking force.
Asked what he would bring to the side, Wenger said, “I would say quality of runs, quality of creativity, and he can be very penetrating with his passing and his runs. Also technical stability in our team and experience as well.
“He knows what it is to fight at the top level. I have no doubt about his attitude, his commitment, his desire to do well.
“He suffered a little bit maybe from the competition he had there [at Man Utd] and overall that is his challenge.
“My challenge is to get him to express his talent completely, that we know is absolutely right because he has done extremely well, so he has a new challenge that we want to help him be successful in.”