Henrikh Mkhitaryan: Wenger understands players better than Mourinho


That's the view of Manchester United hero Rio Ferdinand. Some combinations just work. This is not a team that is ready to handle the overawing presence of a plethora of attacking players.

While he was cautious about comparing Aubameyang to Henry, Wenger said the Gabon international had similar traits.

As Harry Kane soared above the Arsenal defenders to make it seven goals against the Gunners in seven games, a familiar sense of déjà vu could be seen among those players wearing the red and white at Wembley.

"His target is to have an impact in the Premier League because he knows that, today, to be acknowledged as a top class striker, you have to do it in the Premier League".

Arsenal and Manchester City were heavily linked with the Northern Ireland defender throughout the January transfer window and but it was the Gunners who made a £12million bid on deadline day. "Their natural qualities suit well what we need".

However, Mkhitaryan himself refused to accuse anyone and stated that the two managers are very different following his brilliant performance against Everton, where he contributed with three assists.

Mkhitaryan, who completed his move to Arsenal from United last month in a swap deal which saw Alexis Sanchez move in the opposite direction, said Wenger is a more compassionate coach than Mourinho. There has been speculation that Le Prof could turn to this.

They returned to training on Friday, although Christensen was not fit enough to be involved, leaving him doubtful to face the Baggies. He has played one game.

Sixth-placed Arsenal sit five points off the Champions League places, but Mkhitaryan insists the club's ambitions must be to win trophies.

He was duly substituted in the 64th minute after consistently giving the ball away, replaced instead by Alexandre Lacazette.

Do you think Henrikh Mkhitaryan will continue his good form against Tottenham Hotspur? You don't score by coincidence for so many years.

The 49-year-old somehow manages to capture the hearts of a nation on a weekly basis, chatting some absolute nonsense in the process, but getting around it by being unintentionally funny in front of millions watching at home.