Wenger admits Aubameyang arrival hurt Lacazette

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

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

Arsenal impressed with a 5-1 win over Everton as Aubameyang and Mkhitaryan made their full debuts.

Lacazette was relegated to the substitutes bench as a result, and Gunners legend Petit, who won the Premier League title under Wenger in 1998, believes Aubameyang's signing is a key indicator of what his former manager's thoughts on Lacazette now are.

Aubameyang's goal record with Dortmund was exemplary but there were questions about his volatile personality.

Aubameyang and Mkhitaryan formed a lethal partnership in three years together at Borussia Dortmund before the Armenian left for an unhappy 18-month spell at Manchester United.

I have known him very well, he is one of my best friends and the best teammate I have ever had.

After an initial struggle, Mkhitaryan became a key player last season at Old Trafford and even scored in the triumphant Europa League final in Amsterdam a year ago. Donning the No 14 shirt that Thierry Henry wore with distinction for so long, the Arsenal faithful have a new striking hero to worship, it seems. And it's too early to compare them to each other, I still need time to work with Arsene Wenger. Now there's a player who has never gone missing in a big game. However Wenger has been delighted with his attitude and application so far, and expects him to recover from illness to be sharper tomorrow than he was last Saturday. But it's a good example to follow.

Starting out in Germany, the duo accrued 29 goals and 14 assists between them as Dortmund finished second to Bayern Munich. "To be as prolific in the Premier League is today much more hard".

Mkhitaryan scored in Manchester United's 2-0 win against Dutch giants Ajax in the Europa League final in Stockholm back in May 2016.

"There is always huge passion before the game and the emotion at stake that becomes a bit more agitated", he said.

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