Arsenal boss says not surprised by Mkhitaryan's professionalism

Arsenal boss says not surprised by Mkhitaryan's professionalism

Arsenal boss says not surprised by Mkhitaryan's professionalism

Mkhitaryan's former Borussia Dortmund team-mate Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang secured a move to Arsenal on transfer deadline day last month in a club record £56m deal. 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.

"We won three trophies in a year and a half, it's not every club that does that", he noted. What can I say?

"I think we weren't at the standard required, so it's something to look at for the next game". "He told me all was done and of course it was a big factor in coming here".

If he stays right at the top there and [they] let him get on with it, then why do you want touches when you've got Özil, Mkhitaryan and all those players? A Gooner through and through; he shows passion and pride on the pitch, rumoured to have stood up to Alexis and very well could develop into Mr Arsenal. Following that shock 2-1 defeat to Birmingham City in the 2011 League Cup final, Arsenal have won their last 10 games at Wembley. I don't think so and that's because of our defence.

Jack Wilshere also returns to the starting line-up with Alex Iwobi dropping to the bench.

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Indeed, only a horribly off-target header from Richarlison prevented the mood darkening as Watford continued to probe. Mark Noble will look to control midfield, while Joao Mario and Marko Arnautovic also play.

Aaron Ramsey roamed forward to form a fluid quartet - scoring his first career hat-trick - while Aubameyang sank deeper to link with the midfield.

It isn't overly surprising to see the two French-speaking football stars getting on, particularly when they both help sportswear giant Nike to sell plenty of boots and other clothing apparel.

After the impressive display of Henrikh Mkhitaryan on his Premier League debut with three assists in the 5-1 victory over Everton, Wenger was questioned over the similarities between the Armenian and fellow playmaker Cazorla.

Arsenal now have an abundance of creative talent in midfield, with Mkhitaryan, Ozil and Wilshere at their disposal.

He missed 20 matches during his recovery but is pleased to be back in time for Saturday's derby and the resumption of Tottenham's Champions League campaign, as the Lilywhites prepare to visit Juventus in the last 16 next Tuesday.

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