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Henrikh Mkhitaryan takes swipe at Unai Emery and teases Arsenal return

The Armenian playmaker has impressed on loan for Roma this season (Picture: Getty)

Henrikh Mkhitaryan has taken a swipe at former Arsenal manager Unai Emery’s playing style, suggesting he was too defensive, while he also opened the door to a potential return to the club.

The Armenian playmaker, who moved to the Emirates in a swap deal for Alexis Sanchez back in 2018, has spent the season on loan at Roma and, despite a number of injury issues, delivered some impressive performances.

Mkhitaryan is averaging a goal or assist every 90 minutes in the Italian capital and says he is thriving thanks to the attack-minded approach of his manager Paulo Fonseca – something he did not feel under Emery.

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‘When I was at Arsenal, I had different things asked from me by the coach, people were expecting different things from here,’ Mkhitaryan explained in an interview with The Times.

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