Armenien star Henrikh Mkhitaryan reignited his career by switching to Arsenal in January following a swap deal which involved Alexis Sanchez head in the opposite direction to Manchester United.
The 29-year-old has shown glimpses of his talent at the Emirates but the Gunners have endured a difficult 2018. Nevertheless, expect the ex-Borussia Dortmund to fulfill his promise for the north London side.
Away from the pitch, he has been busy featuring in Copa90’s Ultimate Playmaker Challenge – which sees him face Timbsy in the shoot-off.
Ever wanted to learn how to become one of the Premier League’s deadliest playmakers? Course you have.
And they don’t come much deadlier than Arsenal’s Armenian architect, Henrikh Mkhitaryan.
The guys at COPA90 went to visit the former Manchester United and Borussia Dortmund schemer at training to find out how to play the killer throughball, finish off a sublime pass and take the perfect penalty.
Check out the video above to find out more about what’s required to make it at the top.
Everyone loves a football wunderkind, a once in a generation talent hailed as the next big thing.
But, for every Lionel Messi or Neymar, there is someone who was destined for greatness but instead disappeared rapidly into obscurity. Freddy Adu, John Bostock, Kerlon, Anthony Le Tellec, Cherno Samba. Any of these names ring a bell? Yeah, we thought so. Whether it was uncovering them on Football Manager and turning them (and you) into a football god or seeing them shine at an international youth talent, all of the above were vaunted as their country’s saviour.
Another one likely to be added to this list in years to come is Martin Ødegaard, the Norwegian sensation who joined Real Madrid, aged just 15, in January 2015. He became Los Blancos’ youngest player when he made his debut that May. But in January 2017 he was loaned to Dutch side Heerenveen for 18 months. The now 19-year-old has scored two goals in 38 appearances. Is there still hope for him?
Check out this video from COPA90 to find out what happened to the next Scandinavian star.