Arsene Wenger reacts to Henrikh Mkhitaryan’s display in Arsenal’s 3-0 win at Ostersunds
Arsene Wenger was pleased with Henrikh Mkhitaryan's performance for Arsenal against Ostersunds
Arsene Wenger revealed that he has been delighted with how Henrikh Mkhitaryan has been adapting to life at Arsenal after the 3-0 win over Ostersunds on Thursday night.
The 29-year-old has been getting used to his new surroundings at The Emirates after moving to the north London club as part of the same deal which saw Alexis Sanchez head to Manchester United.
Mkhitaryan helped the Gunners net their second goal on Thursday night as his cross was deflected into the net by an Ostersunds defender to put the north London side in control of the tie.
Goals from Nacho Monreal and Mesut Ozil secured the dominant win for the Gunners and all but booked their place in the last 16 of the Europa League.
And Wenger has revealed that he has been happy with how Mkhitaryan has been adapting to life at The Emirates this season.
Speaking at his post-match news conference, Wenger said: “He has worked very hard and it was a positive performance. He adapts slowly to the team and overall he had a positive game tonight.”
Arsenal do not return to action until the return leg of their Europa League last 32 tie against Ostersunds next Thursday night.
The Gunners will then prepare to take on Manchester City in the League Cup final at Wembley on Sunday week as they bid to win another cup competition this season.