Mkhitaryan only looking forward to ‘new chapter’ with Arsenal

Henrikh Mkhitaryan has insisted that he has nothing to prove after his failed Manchester United stint, adding that he is hoping to achieve more with Arsenal than he did with his former club.

The Armenian international made the move to North London as part of the Alexis Sanchez transfer, and has already impressed the Gunners faithful, picking up a hat-trick of assists on his full debut against Everton at the weekend.

He didn’t enjoy such a great time under Jose Mourinho, with him regularly being overlooked this term whilst with his former club, and is the Portuguese is believed to have strangled his creativity out by demanding more defensively.

All eyes will be on Mkhi and fellow new signing Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang come the weekend, when they will get their first taste of a North London derby, but the midfielder is insisting that he has nothing to prove to anybody despite his struggles with the Red Devils.

‘I don’t have anything to prove to anyone,’ Mkhitaryan said.

‘I just have to enjoy myself, do my best and at the end I will see where I can reach.

‘I don’t want to blame anyone but I am happy that this [half of the] season passed already. I am starting a new chapter in my life, in my football career and I am very happy to be here.

‘I will be pleased to achieve more than I have done in Manchester, of course.’

The 29 year-old could well enjoy the same success as he did last term by winning the Europa League in consecutive campaigns, and his six goals in the competition last season would have gone a long way to helping them achieve success last year.

Could Mkhitaryan be key in helping guide us to Europa League glory? Does anybody doubt Mkhitaryan after his struggles with Mourinho?

Pat J

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  1. gotanidea says:

    His excellent connection with Aubameyang would be a great asset for Arsenal in this season. Watch how superb their understanding is (with Ramsey):

    Off topic, Arsenal want Oğuzhan Özyakup back at Emirates, another ex-Gunner that Arsenal have overlooked and sold to Beksitas for merely 500K (which he brought them two Turkish league titles). Özyakup is praised by Dilmen (former Turkish international) for his “Zinedine Zidane-like” dribbling attributes and touted to be talented enough to play for Barcelona.

    After losing Özyakup and McGuane, I hope they would not lose Iwobi, Maitland-Niles and Nelson too.

    1. Break-on-through says:

      I reckon Nelson will move unless we give him Sanogo type figures. That might not be enough, probably need to give him the promise of game/time if one of a certain first eleven were to pick up an injury.

  2. Break-on-through says:

    You’d have to say that we are one of the fav for Europa. We might get Dortmund at some stage so
    having two of their best forwards adds some bite to the mix. A Madrid are they in it, I think they are, they’d be tough, they’d leave us with possession and try to suck us in before pouncing or giving set piece troubles. Seville are a top Europa side, but it held them in good stead because I think they finally made the next step back up. Am sure there will be at least one Italian team which makes it to the latter rounds. You could say we are the favorites, injuries aside I would say we have the strongest group of players in the comp. Come on Arsenal, come on you Gunners!!!!

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