Above all, it's the BVB suppporters that have really impressed Armenia's star attraction, who remembers all too well what the Signal Iduna Park faithful are capable of from his days at Shakhtar Donetsk.
"I was so impressed with the way they got behind the team when I came here with Shakhtar in the [UEFA] Champions League," the 24-year-old told the club website. "The support they gave the team was unbelievable. They're very, very good, I've never known fans like this."
It goes without saying the celebrated Dortmund espousal now extends to the newest member of the BVB family, Mkhitaryan, who can expect to take in the sounds of many a Yellow-Black singsong as the 2013/14 campaign kicks into gear. Sizzling atmospheres and top-class football go hand in Bundesliga hand after all.