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Henrikh Mkhitaryan ready to start new chapter following move to Arsenal

Henrikh Mkhitaryan ready to start new chapter following move to Arsenal
From ESPN - February 9, 2018

Arsenal's Henrikh Mkhitaryan insists he has nothing to prove after leaving Manchester United to join up with best friend Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang.

The 29-year-old ended a largely unhappy spell at Old Trafford by moving to the Emirates Stadium last month in a swap deal with Alexis Sanchez.

Mkhitaryan said that although he had a rough time in Manchester, he wants to put the past behind him and find the sort of form that left United and Arsenal battling for his signature when he left Borussia Dortmund.

"I do not want to find excuses," he said. "I do not want to blame anyone. ... I am starting a new chapter in my life, in my football career and I am very happy to be here.

"I will be pleased to achieve more than I have done in Manchester, of course. I do not have anything to prove to anyone. I just have to enjoy myself, do my best and at the end I will see where I can reach."

While at Dortmund, Mkhitaryan struck up an understanding with Aubameyang.

Now, Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger has reunited the pair after the club completed a record move to bring in Aubameyang on Jan. 31.

The Gabon striker scored on his debut, a 5-1 win against Everton, and Mkhitaryan, who provided the assist, is delighted to be working with his friend once again.

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