Ok, I know he doesn't look crazy at all and he is very under the radar, not "meta" per se, but this mkhitaryan card is actually VERY GOOD. I play him mostly right ST to shoot across goal, but you can play him on the left because he has finesse shot trait and 5 star weak foot. The main reason I bout mkhitaryan is because I am using the freeze politano, and i wanted a bigger ST to support him, and he does the job well. Please give this card a try! i like him more than mane lol.
Shooting, very consistent on either foot
passing is pretty good
4star skills/5star weak foot
physical feels like he has mid 70s strength and aggression
good defense for an attacker, can surprisingly win the ball back for you with a tackle or interception
dribbling feels very smooth for the card that he is
does not have top end pace but 93 is still pretty good
does not have a winger feel, someone you play at CAM, CF, or ST (or CM with a shadow but 81 stam isnt the best for a CM)
This man is an absolute cheat code. I used Moments Ian Rush last year because he had the two traits I value most, 5* WF and Finesse shot and Micki is a very similar player. I switch in game to Striker. He's not going to blow by Varane or Gomez but his pace is enough. His dribbling is surprisingly solid and is impossible to knock off the ball (I nicknamed him sticky micki). If you are a skiller the 4* skill moves is a bonus. But the star on top of the tree for this guy is his ability to bang in shots from anywhere. This man can curl balls in from 20 yards out with defenders draped around him or be a six yard savage due to his fantastic positioning. For 30K, he is larceny
Passing (For a Striker)
If he had +2 sprint speed and +3 agility, he would be an endgame player for me
Mkhitaryan completely revolutionised my squad, after getting him, my number of shots per games increased by probably a third, from usually 10 to now around 15 shots, and that is because Mkhitaryan is so good at starting attacks. He drops to the midfield a little bit, and completely dominates two thirds of the attacking pitch. In the final third, he is still amazing, but not quite dominant. In 7 games, he has 9 goals and 11 assists.
Passing: This guy drops absolute dimes all over the field and in my opinion is the main reason to get this card. Even without a boosted passing chem, his through balls feel like Pirlo. I have him in my lineup with POTM Abu, and wow he gets so many assists playing the striker through the middle. His long blass are accurate, his short passes crisp and direct, and his curve is very noticeable and wicked.
Dribbling: Miki with 85 agility? Yes please. This card is an absolute pleasure to dribble with and especially turn with, and getting around defenders is easy. His 4 star skills are nice combined with the stats, and his 5 star weak foot is awesome because you can keep defenders on edge but not knowing which side you are trying to go to.
Shooting: His shooting was very solid, and this card can finish well from around the box area. Now, he does only have 79 long shots, and I hope this is upgraded in the future, but it is still decent enough to knock in some finesses. As mentioned before, he boasts a 5 star weak foot, so he can do anything in his ability from either foot, which makes him that much more valuable.
Everything Else: I didn’t really notice any weaknesses except maybe one with this card imo. Even when tracking back, he was actually able to mark well, and pick off a decent amount of passes. He has good stamina and can last all game and has good pace for his position.
Heading: Don’t try to head the ball in with Miki because it will likely not be won or be a miss. His heading is poor, and his jumping isn’t spectacular enough to make up for it.