Arsenal's Henrikh Mkhitaryan wins seventh straight Armenian Player of Year award

Henrikh Mkhitaryan has been named Armenia's Footballer of the Year for a seventh time in succession.

Arsenal midfielder Mkhitaryan won the vote by a huge margin, collecting 190 points, with second-placed Tigran Barseghyan, who plays in the Macedonian league, getting 35.

"It is a great honour because it means you've achieved something," the official Arsenal website reported him as saying.

"You've accomplished something important for the country and your followers. I am very happy to be the children's hero.

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"I was a kid too, so I know what those feelings are. I too had heroes, I wanted to be like some football player or a hero."

Former Borussia Dortmund and Manchester United player Mkhitaryan also posted a photo on Instagram of him collecting the award.

It is the eighth time in nine years that Mkhitaryan has won the award, with Karlen Mkrtchyan taking it in 2010.