Henrikh Mkhitaryan has claimed he has no excuses for failing to deliver during his time with Manchester United after the Armenian made the switch to play for Premier League rivals Arsenal in the January transfer window.
The winter transfer window was a largely successful one for Arsenal as they bolstered their squad with some fine attacking talent. They did, of course, lose Alexis Sanchez to Manchester United, but this allowed Henrikh Mkhitaryan to make the move to London which saw a player at the end of his contract traded for a new player.
Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang also made the move to the Emirates as he sealed a move away from Germany and Borussia Dortmund. This has allowed Arsene Wenger to utilise a new attacking-force with Mkhitaryan, Aubameyang and Mesut Ozil superb in their 5-1 win over Everton.
Alexandre Lacazette was not a starter in their last game and will now feel like he has a point to prove to work his way back into the side, and perhaps Mkhitaryan feels the same after he struggled at Manchester United.
On the subject of his time at Old Trafford, Mkhitaryan told Sky Sports: “I don’t want to find excuses. I don’t want to blame anyone. I am starting a new chapter in my life, in my football career and I am very happy to be here. I will be pleased to achieve more than I have done in Manchester, of course. I don’t have anything to prove to anyone. I just have to enjoy myself, do my best and at the end I will see where I can reach”.
Mkhitaryan could be crucial to Arsenal’s hopes of wrestling back a Champions League place and he will be tested massively this weekend as the Gunners take on rivals Tottenham in the Premier League.