Wenger understands players better than Mourinho — Henrikh Mkhitaryan

   TWO OF A KANE-D Binman Paul Foden 28 has been compared to Spurs striker Harry Kane

GETTY PAUL FODEN TWO OF A KANE-D Binman Paul Foden 28 has been compared to Spurs striker Harry Kane

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.

Mkhitaryan swapped the Red Devils for the Gunners last month, in a move that saw Chile global Alexis Sanchez head in the opposite direction.

"[Jose] Mourinho required a lot from the players", Mkhitaryan told SFR Sport, per the Daily Mail, on Friday. That's why we took our time and worked very hard so my muscles are ready for this type of game and to play a lot of games again.

Luckily for some United fans, the club got rid of Mkhitaryan.

But ahead of Arsenal's north London derby against Tottenham at Wembley on Saturday, Wenger has urged caution over making comparisons.

The three-time Premier League winners moved to sign Dortmund striker Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang on Deadline Day, shattering the club's transfer record in a £56m deal.

The French striker fluffed two late, great chances to snatch Arsenal a totally undeserved point.

A blur of one-touch passing, with Ozil, Mkhitaryan and Alex Iwobi switching positions behind Aubameyang, Arsenal's effervescent performance was by far their most encouraging of a season that sees them engaged in a draining battle to qualify for the Champions League.

Harry Kane scored in the second half of a game dominated by Tottenham to inflict a demoralising, damaging defeat on Arsene Wenger and Co.

If one moment summed up Mkhitaryan's performance today, it was this utterly awful cross during the first half...

Mkhitaryan's fall to grace at United was attributed by some to Mourinho while Armenia national team manager, Artur Petrosyan, blankly blamed the Portuguese for not being able to get the best out of the forward which led to his drop of form. But the Armenia worldwide is proud of his body of work at the club. Maybe Mkhitaryan would have been better off on the right flank?

Arsenal fans: are you anxious about Henrikh Mkhitaryan after his performance against Spurs today?

Let us know in the comments.

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