Despite the arrival of Mkhitaryan and Gabonese striker Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang in the January transfer window, Iwobi has remained a regular under manager Arsene Wenger.
Jose Mourinho opted to involve the Armenian in a straight swap deal with Alexis Sanchez as he aimed to improve his current crop of players.
'I will play the normal team because it's one of the opportunities we have, especially because we don't play in the [FA Cup] this season, ' Wenger said.
"It's only happiness and joy to play next to him because he understands very well the football game".
"He came a bit late, like two days before the game and he had been training only twice. I know him very well, he is one of my best friends and one of the best team-mates I have ever had", Mkhitaryan added.
While Arsenal fans were disappointed to lose the Chilean, they were pleased to see their club snatch up a quality player.
The Gabon global joined Arsenal in January and linked up with Mkhitaryan for the first time since their time at Borussia Dortmund. What can I say?
Mkhitaryan has lauded Ozil's qualities on the pitch and branded him as one of the greatest players in the world, as well as the top player in his position.