Arsenal new signing Henrikh Mkhitaryan has revealed why he struggled to adapt to Jose Mourinho’s football ideology, this is according report.
Mkhi signed for Arsenal in the January transfer window after a swap deal that saw Alexis Sanchez moved the opposite direction was brokered.
Before the move, Mkhitaryan was openly criticised by Mourinho for failing to leave up to his bidding despite given the chance to shine. The Armenian forward scored 11 goals in his debut season and started this season brightly before his form dropped and he was thrown out of the first team of the Red Devils.
He walked into the first team of Arsenal and had a hatrick of assist in his second game for the Gunners but his recent form has stirred some doubt over his Premier League life.
Mkhi missed the Gunners Carabao Cup game against Manchester City as he was cup tied but the Gunners host the League leader in the Premier League and Mkhi was quizzed ahead of the game about his move Arsenal by SkySports.
‘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.’
‘Every player has to defend, 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,’ he added. ‘I’m doing my efforts to help the team to defend, sometimes it can work, sometimes it doesn’t.
Mkhi is expected to be in the line-up for tonight’s game.