Mkhitaryan in veiled dig at Mourinho after explaining Arsenal happiness

Mkhitaryan claims that working with team-mate Ozil has helped him improve as a player

The Armenia global was used as a makeweight last month in a deal that saw Alexis Sanchez head the opposite way, ending an underwhelming season-and-a-half spell at Old Trafford.

The Armenia worldwide has linked up nicely with former Borussia Dortmund team-mate Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang but there has been questions over his partnership with Ozil.

The Armenian, who joined Arsenal from Manchester United last month, says he "cannot understand" claims the two playmakers can not line up in the same team.

Mkhitaryan told ESPN FC: "Some people are saying we cannot play together, but I can't understand these people that are saying that".

'Everyone knows his skills, his ability.

"Why not? Everything is possible - why not have two No 10s on the pitch?" I get pleasure playing offensive football and being part of Arsenal.

"You know, even if we [Arsenal] play very good, there's always room for improvement - even if we were playing offensive football, we can still improve".

"He's such a tremendous player and I think he's easy prey if things aren't going so well".

'It's necessary to do the best for the team, but in this case, when Arsenal are playing offensive football, I'm trying to give everything I can give to the team'.

With BVB, Mkhitaryan scored 41 goals in 140 career appearances, winning the Supercup.

Mkhitaryan detailed his "delight" in signing for the Gunners, admitting that he had been a fan of the team as a child.

But in Arsene Wenger, Mkhitaryan appears to have found a manager whose footballing philosophy matches his own.

He looks set to take his place in the side on Thursday night when they face Ostersunds at the Emirates, with the player ineligible to play in Sunday's Carabao Cup final after featuring for United in an earlier round.

"I don't know why but that was the drive and small details that changed myself to saying I have to support Arsenal.

I'm very happy to here and it's a dream come true".

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