Unai Emery warned Arsenal star easily ‘rattled’
Craig Burley questions the mentality of Arsenal star Henrikh Mkhitaryan
Craig Burley has informed Arsenal’s opponents that Henrikh Mkhitaryan can be rattled.
The Armenia international moved to Arsenal in a swap deal from Manchester United as Alexis Sanchez headed in the other direction.
The Gunners star finished the 2017-18 season with two goals in nine games in all competitions.
Mkhitaryan was handed a starting spot for the visit of defending Premier League champions Manchester City on Sunday evening.
However, the 29-year-old struggled to have an impact on the Premier League clash to prompt criticism of the Armenian playmaker.
Mkhitaryan will be hoping to have a more telling influence on Arsenal’s clash against FA Cup holders Chelsea FC at Stamford Bridge on Saturday evening.
Former Chelsea FC defender Burley believes Arsenal star Mkhitaryan has a point to prove.
“He hasn’t been brilliant for Arsenal,” Burley told ESPN FC. “He has played enough games. He looks soft. You can rattle him.”
Mkhitaryan spent two seasons at Manchester United following a £30m switch from Bundesliga gints Borussia Dortmund.
Manchester United finished in second place in the Premier League table last term behind Manchester City in title race.
Arsenal haven’t won the Premier League title in 2003-04 season but finished the campaign without a single loss.