Henrikh Mkhitaryan blames himself for not delivering at Manchester United

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"I don't want to blame anyone but I am happy that this [half of the] season passed already".

United manager Jose Mourinho's lack of trust in Mkhitaryan has been blamed for the latter's failure to make a lasting impression at Old Trafford, but he insisted he has nothing to prove in the Premier League.

Speaking at his news conference at London Colney on Thursday morning, Wenger said: "I think we are in the middle of the season, and they are top-quality players so why should they not repeat that type of performance?"

Aubameyang, who cost Arsenal a club-record fee of £55.6million last month, scored on his debut in the 5-1 thrashing of Everton last weekend. I don't have anything to prove to anyone.

"I will be pleased to achieve more than I have done in Manchester, of course".

Two-time Golden Boot victor and current Premier League top scorer Harry Kane is set to lead the line for Spurs, while the Gunners' attack has been bolstered by the club-record £60m arrival of Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang on the final day of the January transfer window.

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"What can I say?"

"I won't mention all the details because it is not fair but yes, when I signed for Arsenal, I was in touch with him saying "so, the first step is done, now we are waiting for the second one", Mkhitaryan added.

That's why when the deal took a bit longer to be made official, as Mkhitaryan was still in negotiations to move to London, it was a little ludicrous that some Manchester United fans were angry at him for holding up the deal, as if the Armenian didn't have a personal choice in the matter. And it's too early to compare them to each other, I still need time to work with Arsene Wenger. In this game [against Everton] he did not come on because we had a problem with the goalkeeper.

When asked which of his former strikers Aubameyang most reminds him of, Wenger said: "I would say Thierry Henry with his quality of runs. They have played top level games and they know what is most important to do", the veteran boss told his pre-match news conference, as quoted by the Daily Mail.

"You have to play to win titles and leave your name in the history of football".

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