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

Thomas Christiansen

GETTY Thomas Christiansen was axed by Leeds

Arsene Wenger believes new signings Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang and Henrikh Mkhitaryan have brought new life to Arsenal.

"In that respect, he and Aubameyang are more like Pires and Thierry Henry". You send him off to the races and he wins the race and scores.

Speaking via Football.London Wenger expressed the striker's frustration at his lack of game time.

"One-against-one with the keeper, he is a good goal-scorer", claimed Wenger.

"In the second half, at the end they were exhausted, they weren't pressing as much and we were creating a bit more space so we had chances".

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Aubameyang who has previously had fitness and disciplinary issues at Dortmund, the major reason behind the Bundesliga club not making adequate efforts to stop their prolific goal scorer from leaving is expected to increase his intensity in the Tottenham game.

Arsenal face their bitter North London rivals Spurs this lunchtime, and their would be certainly no better way of the talented attacker enamouring himself to his new fans than by putting in a top showing today.

"He will be a bit sharper on Saturday than he was last week". Mkhitaryan ran the game, even outshining Mesut Ozil, and Aubameyang terrorised Everton with his pace and scored an exemplary goal. Of course, the Arsenal manager is well aware of Aubameyang's reputation. He has settled well and aims to continue improving in the English top flight.

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

The United boss has applied a tough-love approach to his players in the past, having criticised left-back Luke Shaw during his time at United - but his explanation for Mkhitaryan's omission from the squad for a fourth successive game against Bournemouth in December spoke volumes. A player from Armenia, who overcame the death of his father from cancer, escaped childhood poverty, speaks seven languages, was the best player in Germany and Ukraine, and reached the highest level of his sport is too "soft" to play in England.

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