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Mkhitaryan enjoying Arsenal more than United

Henrikh Mkhitaryan (Getty Images)
Henrikh Mkhitaryan (Getty Images)

Cape Town - Henrikh Mkhitaryan says he is enjoying the style of football played at Arsenal more than what he experienced under Jose Mourinho at Manchester United.

The Armenian endured two difficult seasons at Old Trafford after joining the Red Devils from Borussia Dortmund in July 2016 and made only 26 Premier League appearances during that spell.

The 29-year-old appeared to struggle to adapt to Mourinho's tactics and he was eventually moved on to Arsenal, where he seems to have found a football philosophy more in line with his own style of play.

"Arsenal have always played offensive football," he told reporters in Singapore, where Arsenal are preparing for their International Champions Cup clash with Atletico.

"Under Jose, the [United] team was playing a bit differently. But I'm not blaming anyone, I'm not criticising anyone, it's just a different philosophy.

"I can just say I'm enjoying myself more here than I was in Manchester."

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