I had a lot of success at Man United — Mkhitaryan

Man Utd boss Jose Mourinho demands award for his saintly touchline behaviour

Man Utd boss Jose Mourinho demands award for his saintly touchline behaviour

Mkhitaryan spent a year and a half at Manchester United but found himself out of favour this season amid differences with Mourinho. United supporters would have recognised Arsenal's insipid display, as Jose Mourinho's team didn't get a kick against Spurs at Wembley either, and their new forward - Alexis Sanchez - was anonymous in the match.

But Wenger argued: "People don't know it well but his defensive numbers are quite good".

"I won't mention all the details because it is not fair but yes, when I signed for Arsenal, I was in touch with him saying "so, the first step is done, now we are waiting for the second one", said the Armenian. "We are an attacking team and I've put one more defensive midfielder in".

"Mourinho required a lot from the players", Mkhitaryan told SFR Sport.

Many have described Mkhitaryan's short stint at United as failed. I think they'd be mad if they didn't.


Henrikh Mkhitaryan is unwilling to blame anyone for his failure at Manchester United and is keen to start a fresh chapter with Arsenal, where he wants to win trophies. "They are a very competitive team with a lot of quality and sure, it will be a hard game, an incredible game and it's going to demand our best performance to win".

Conte guided Chelsea to the Premier League title last season but his future at Stamford Bridge is uncertain following back-to-back defeats.

"I am not a great fan of the Europa League victor qualifying for the Champions League - I think it is not right".

Jack Wilshere also returns to the starting line-up with Alex Iwobi dropping to the bench. Football statistics website Who Scored awarded him a rating of 6.3 out of 10, only Mohamed Elneny, Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang and Laurent Koscielny received lower ratings. Maybe Mkhitaryan would have been better off on the right flank? All three can play intricate passing combinations, but the graphic below shows how each offer variations in range. A convincing win against big-six opposition will add weight to the claim that Arsenal have turned the tide.

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