Munich - There was only going to be one winner of the bundesliga.com vote for Matchday 23's Player of the Week, with Borussia Dortmund's clearly dominating the post-match poll.
The Armenian playmaker's outstanding performance in BVB's 3-0 win over 1. FC Nürnberg, which included both a goal and an assist, earned the 25-year-old a whopping 67 per cent of the vote.
Mkhitaryan was all smiles after his persistence and belief paid off against a defensive Nürnberg side. "I always believed I would get my goal," said the 25-year-old. "In the end, it worked out and I was even able to set one up, so I'm delighted with that."
It was goal number six and assist number eight of the season for the Armenian, who has taken the Bundesliga by storm and proven he has what it takes to fill the boots of Mario Götze, who joined FC Bayern München in the summer. Mkhitaryan insisted he would not be getting carried away, however. "It's still going to be a difficult path ahead," he said.
Lewandowski in second
Mkhitaryan provided the assist for 's 64th-minute goal at Signal Iduna Park on Saturday. The Poland international came second in the vote with 14 per cent, three ahead of FC Bayern München's , who received eleven per cent of the vote following his hat-trick against FC Schalke 04.
1899 Hoffenheim's Anthony Modeste came fourth with seven per cent after his inspirational display in the 6-2 humbling of VfL Wolfsburg, while 1. FSV Mainz 05 goalkeeper and SV Werder Bremen match-winner shared fifth place.
Find out why Mkhitaryan was voted Matchday 23's best player on the Bundesliga's official YouTube channel.