15 goals, 14 assists, Dortmund attacker Mkhitaryan perfect for Tottenham

Heinrich Mkhitaryan

Why Tottenham should battle Arsenal to sign Henrikh Mkhitaryan.

The future of Borussia Dortmund attacker Henrikh Mkhitaryan is uncertain with the Armenian international having just one year left on his contract.

The Guardian report that Arsenal are interested in signing the 27-year-old, who is considering a move to the Premier League.

The paper cites previous interest from Tottenham in his signature, going back to his time at Shakhtar Donetsk.

With just 12 months remaining on his deal after this season, Tottenham would be smart to go back in for him, and prevent the productive attacker joining their rivals.

Mkhitaryan starred against Spurs over two legs in their recent Europa League defeat to Dortmund, a game won by the Bundesliga side 5-1 on aggregate.

The Armenian is capable of playing across the attack, starting 13 games on the left for Dortmund this season, and 15 times on the right, also making four starts in the centre.

His versatility makes him a perfect candidate to support Harry Kane in attack, and he could rotate along with Erik Lamela and Heung-Min Son, while also representing a real upgrade in quality over Nacer Chadli.

The alternative is they risk letting Mkhitaryan join Arsenal and Arsene Wenger looks to rebuild the squad after a disappointing season, and the attacking midfielder could be a pivotal figure in helping the Gunners get back to their best.


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