Won't Blame Anyone For Manchester United Struggles - Henrikh Mkhitaryan

Arnold Nichols
February 10, 2018

"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. I had it with Francis Jeffers, who I played with for England youth sides and then Charlton.

Wenger did hint the former Lyon star was frustrated with the decision, but insisted that is the sort of reaction he would expect from one of his players.

Pulisic is part of the Dortmund squad that was warned by CEO Hans-Joachim Watzke not to follow Aubameyang's example in "withholding" performances in order to force a move.

The Armenia worldwide often found himself on the fringes of the team but now has a new lease of life at Arsenal, setting up three goals on his full debut in last weekend's 5-1 win over Everton.

The two forwards are battling to start in the North London derby at Wembley - and assert themselves as the main man at the Emirates. But yesterday he had a good session.

"He looks to be a happy boy", Wenger said.

"You don't score by coincidence for so many years, if you score many goals".

"But, overall, you do not want as well the players to understand too much why they don't play".

Mkhitaryan's biggest acheivement in a Manchester United shirt was helping the club to Europa League glory last season, scoring six goals in 11 games. Wenger tried to temper expectations. though, by pointing out that goals can be harder to come by in the Premier League.

He added: "What we have observed is that the transfer nowadays from the goals scored in other leagues, does not necessarily transfer 100 per-cent to the English Premier League". They now sit sixth in the Premier League standings, with five points separating them from fourth-place Chelsea.

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