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Arsene Wenger: Signing Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang hurt Alexandre Lacazette's confidence

Emmanuel Petit insists Alexandre Lacazette's future at his former club Arsenal is under threat Emmanuel Petit insists Alexandre Lacazette's future at his former club Arsenal is under threat
Max Fresnel | 15 Février, 2018, 11:15

'He has gone through difficult periods before. Never ever."Sir Alex Ferguson did it a few years ago".

Arsène Wenger is friendlier, he understands, can think about players situations, is calmer. A lot, he was very hard.

Arsenal's Hector Bellerin confessed: "In the first half we were just waiting for things to happen, we didn't have the initiative to go forward, to keep the ball - and that's our game".

It ended a mixed spell at United for Mkhitaryan since arriving from Borussia Dortmund in July 2016, the attacking midfielder having enjoyed sporadic runs in the first team. The Emirates will be kinder to him.

But he [Mkhitaryan] for sure has the technical level to play in our team. When he said goodbye to United, it was reportedly very emotional, with the player shedding some tears. The 29-year old took over the famous no.7 jersey at Old Trafford and has already scored for the Manchester club.

"Right now I feel very good at Dortmund but in the future we'll see". "The club crest says it all".

Wenger admitted the situation might have got to him.

"There are similarities there, yes", Wenger told reporters. His finishing is good. "Otherwise, I wouldn't have come here".

He also adds his time at Manchester United was a success and states the fact that he scored and won in the Europa League Final.

"In the game we didn't do what we should have done, we didn't defend properly the crosses". "I know the importance of the derby and I am ready for it".

Henrikh Mkhitaryan is unwilling to blame anyone for his failure at Manchester United and is keen to start a fresh chapter with Arsenal, where he wants to win trophies.

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Thus, the centre-back joins the long list of players who almost joined Arsenal under Wenger.

Arsene Wenger's plan to pair Mkhitaryan with Aubameyang may marginalise previous record signing Alexandre Lacazette, who was an unused substitute against Everton after the Gabon striker's £56million arrival.