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Mkhitaryan not paying attention to Arsenal criticism after tough start

Henrikh Mkhitaryan has insisted that he is not paying attention to any criticism coming his way after Arsenal’s difficult start to the season.

There have been a number of criticisms aimed at new Arsenal boss Unai Emery and his squad after they lost both of their opening Premier League fixtures against Man City and Chelsea respectively.

Emery has always had well-drilled sides during his time at Sevilla and PSG, but Arsenal fans will have been alarmed with the ease in which their defence was carved open, especially in their defeat to Chelsea.

However, former Manchester United playmaker Henrikh Mkhitaryan has insisted that he is not paying attention to any criticism:

“We have a new manager and are trying to adapt to his philosophy and also his demands,” Mkhitaryan told the BBC.

“It has been a tough start of course – we faced two good teams in Man City and Chelsea – but you don’t have any easy opponents in this league.

“We lost the first game and the second one as well. But that’s football. We just have to stay positive and continue working hard and the good results will come.

“We don’t feel any pressure. We are not thinking that something is going wrong because we are moving in the right way even if we lost two games.

“I don’t know why people are criticising so much. I’m not paying attention because I know if I’ve played bad or well.”

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