Mkhitaryan: Why can’t Ozil and I play together?

Date published: Thursday 22nd February 2018 10:13

Henrikh Mkhitaryan “can’t understand” those who claim that he and fellow Arsenal playmaker Mesut Ozil cannot thrive together in the same Arsenal team.

The Armenian moved to Arsenal from Manchester United is a swap deal with Alexis Sanchez in January, with Mkhitaryan already enjoying the “offensive football” Arsene Wenger preaches.

That said, some pundits have questioned whether Wenger can get the best out of Mkhitaryan and Ozil in the same team, because of their similar styles.

Mkhitaryan, though, refutes those concerns, insisting there is room for two playmakers in the Arsenal attack.

“Some people are saying we cannot play together, but I can’t understand these people that are saying that,” he said in an interview with ESPN. “I’m just enjoying playing with Mesut and he’s an amazing football player.

“I’m getting better playing with him, everyone knows his skills, abilities, so why not? Everything is possible, why not have two No. 10s on a pitch?

“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. I mean maybe we can improve in every aspect, it doesn’t matter if we are strong in one side and weak in the other — I think there are a lot of spaces for improvement.”

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