Henrikh Mkhitaryan: Arsene Wenger Better on Players than Jose Mourinho


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.

"He has played one game". I have known him very well, he is one of my best friends and the best teammate I have ever had. "But it's a good example to follow", he added when asked about comparisons between Aubameyang and Henry. Wenger said. "His finishing is good, you don't score by coincidence for so many years".

Last season at Lyon he had 20 goals by this stage and went on to bag 36 goals for French outfit. Even in five-a-side he's able to score goals, so when they guys can repeat that at the top level.

"But Thierry came a bit more to the ball as well, participated more in the game".

"We won the Europa League final, I scored a goal". I think they'd be mad if they didn't. "When we played at Swansea [a 3-1 defeat], we played against 10 men in the last 25 yards and that doesn't exist anywhere in Europe".

"There are other top managers like Massimiliano Allegri at Juventus, but he might come in and it would take him a year to get used to the Premier League - like it did with Klopp".

The January additions were in fine form against Everton last time out, with their nearly telepathic understanding on full display. He's also clearly a weakling for preferring to play for Wenger over Jose Mourinho.

A blur of one-touch passing, with Ozil, Mkhitaryan and Alex Iwobi switching positions behind Aubameyang, Arsenal's effervescent performance was by far their most encouraging of a season that sees them engaged in a draining battle to qualify for the Champions League.

'That team-talk at half-time, towards players that want to defend in the team, should have been about resolve.