The big move during the January window saw Alexis Sanchez heading for Manchester Utd. Henrikh Mkhitaryan moved in the other direction, and he was relieved to get away from Old Trafford. The Armenian schemer was one of the most creative footballers in Europe for Dortmund.
After 18 months under Mourniho at Old Trafford it looked like he could barely control a football. His confidence was rock bottom by the time he left but he is now looking forward to a new lease of life at Arsenal. He should be a lot more home at The Emirates given Arsenal's free flowing style.
Mkhitaryan: Mourinho Too Defensive
Speaking to the media this week, Mkhitaryan spoke about his new club, and also about his time at The Red Devils. He said: “Everyone knows Arsenal play offensive football, and I love to play offensive football. In Manchester we were playing offensive football too but not in every game, so it was quite different.”
Mkhitaryan is well aware that defending is part of the game though. He said: “It doesn’t matter if you are a striker, winger, attacking midfield. You have to defend, you cannot just defend with four or five players, the whole team must defend. I’m doing my efforts to help the team to defend.”
Turbulent Times At Arsenal
Speculation is growing that this may well be Arsene Wenger's last season at The Emirates. A dire display in the Carabao Cup final may have been the final straw for the Arsenal hierarchy, and also for a lot of fans too.
Arsenal renew rivalries with City in the Premier League tonight at The Emirates. If they lose in a similar fashion to Sunday's defeat it would pile even more pressure on an already beleaguered Arsene Wenger. Thierry Henry has already declared his interest in the job, and he won't be the only one.