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Wenger understands players better than Mourinho — Henrikh Mkhitaryan

12 February 2018

Club-record signing Aubameyang shone on his Arsenal debut last weekend, and was on the score sheet during their 5-1 victory over Everton.

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.

However, Arsenal's new No. 7 endured a tough afternoon at Wembley and was substituted by Arsene Wenger on 65 minutes for Alexandre Lacazette. But yesterday he had a good session.

Merson, though, believes that the signing of Aubameyang could prove to be Wenger's last throw of the dice.

The Armenian begun the 2017/18 campaign as one of Man United's best attacking players, claiming five assists in his first three games, but his form rapidly dwindled as time went on.

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Aubameyang has inherited the No. 14 shirt worn by Henry and also compared himself to the French legend after joining the club - although he admitted he has a lot of work to do in order to follow in Henry's footsteps.

Gunners boss Wenger said: "I would say (he is most like) Thierry Henry with his quality of runs".

"Henry is the best goalscorer ever in Arsenal's history, so it doesn't mean he will score as many goals".

"He's scored goals in France, he is a good finisher, but I don't care who you are, what level you're at, confidence comes out of your game and you aren't the same player".

Their rocky patch at the end of previous year appears to be fully behind the club and Mauricio Pochettino's side come into this game unbeaten in 11 games, most recently seeing off Manchester United 2-0 before drawing 2-2 with Liverpool and overcoming Newport County 2-0 in an FA Cup fourth-round replay.

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In completely unrelated news, Mourinho's record as United manager against the top six in the Premier League, in the important matches, is six points won from a possible 27.

Henrikh Mkhitaryan has explained the difference between and.

"But Henrikh made it clear that he wants to play in Europe".

Incredibly, the Gunners don't play again in the Premier League until March 1, when they take on league-leaders Manchester City.

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Wenger understands players better than Mourinho — Henrikh Mkhitaryan