Asked about the possible swap deal, Kluivert would not be drawn on speculation linking him with a move to Arsenal but talked up Mkhitaryan.
"I'm just happy with his [Mkhitaryan's] help and hope he and Chris Smalling will stay here after this season," Kluivert told Voetbalzone. "They are top players for us.
"He [Mkhitaryan] transfers his experience to the team and certainly to me. 'I look up to a player who has already experienced as much as he has. 'He has had a great career and seen many big clubs. I can certainly learn from that.
"We talk a lot anyway because we play in roughly the same positions and he occasionally gives me tips or emphasizes what I do well. 'I listen to that because he has experienced it all."
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