Henrikh Mkhitaryan certainly needed this, but Arsene Wenger needed it more…
Arsene Wenger is currently overseeing the worst spell in the history of his reign at Arsenal football club. Having lost their last three Premier League fixtures in quick succession, reports of player unrest and internal turmoil have been constantly circulating in recent weeks.
Meanwhile, AC Milan are said to be going through a form of revival with Gennaro Gattuso bringing the former European giants back into Champions League contention in Serie A. As such, many had predicted that the Gunners would seriously struggle in their Europa League tie with Milan.
It only took fifteen minutes for Henrikh Mkhitaryan to suggest otherwise.
The Armenian only made the move to the Emirates during the January transfer window and, having provided a plethora of assists in his Arsenal debut, the former Manchester United man has been the subject of some severe criticism after a string of lacklustre performances in the games that followed.
However, Mkhitaryan reminded everyone exactly what he is capable of with some beautiful control before rocketing a fine effort past the Milan keeper.
The 29-year-old has a famous love affair with the Europa League having scored six goals in the competition last season and, although tonight’s effort took a slight deflection, Mkhitaryan will surely note it down as the moment of his Arsenal career thus far.