Mkhitaryan reveals his belief in Emery’s new Arsenal philosophy

Arsenal winger Henrikh Mkhitaryan has revealed that he is fully behind the philosophy new Gunners boss Unai Emery is trying to instil at the Emirates.

It has been a disappointing start to this Premier League season for Arsenal, losing both of their opening two fixtures against Manchester City and Chelsea.

Despite coming up against top class opposition in both his first couple of games, Gunners boss Unai Emery has been on the end of plenty of criticism from fans and pundits, who have suggested that he may need to change his tactical approach to suit English football.

However, Mkhitaryan feels that he can already see some benefits of Emery’s style and the Armenia international is embracing Emery’s new approach.

“Everyone has their own opinion,” Mkhitaryan told Sky Sports.

“We know very well what we are playing for, how we have to play.

“If we are just going to kick the ball up top and hope that God gives us a chance to score that is not necessary.

“The only thing we have to do, we have to work hard, we have to believe in ourselves and use the chances created.”

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“We have a new manager, we have a new philosophy, we want to play in a different way than it was before when Arsene Wenger was here, so it is not too easy but we are trying to achieve that, to do what the coach is asking of us.

“Of course, he wants to play football, he wants to dominate the game and that is what we are doing.

“We are not just kicking the ball up top and seeing what happens. We are trying to play football.

“Even the second goal against Chelsea we had 19 consecutive passes and then Alex Iwobi finished the attack and we score the goal.

“What I want to say it is a new philosophy, we have to accept that and achieve our goals.”

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