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Henrikh Mkhitaryan: 'No excuses for Manchester United spell'

Mkhitaryan: 'No excuses for Man Utd spell'
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Arsenal midfielder Henrikh Mkhitaryan refuses to blame anyone other than himself for his underwhelming spell at Manchester United.

Arsenal midfielder Henrikh Mkhitaryan has insisted that he has no excuses for his failure to live up to expectations during his time with Manchester United.

The Armenian arrived at Old Trafford with a big reputation in 2016, but struggled to hold down a place in the first team and quickly found himself deemed surplus to requirements by manager Jose Mourinho.

However, Mkhitaryan completed a swap deal to Arsenal during the January transfer window and marked his home debut with a hat-trick of assists in the 5-1 win over Everton last weekend, and he is eager to look to the future now rather than dwelling on his United stint.

"I don't want to find excuses. I don't want to blame anyone...I am starting a new chapter in my life, in my football career and I am very happy to be here," he is quoted as saying by Sky Sports News.

"I will be pleased to achieve more than I have done in Manchester, of course. I don't have anything to prove to anyone. I just have to enjoy myself, do my best and at the end I will see where I can reach."

Mkhitaryan is expected to get his first taste of a North London derby when Arsenal take on Tottenham Hotspur at Wembley this weekend.


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1Liverpool1714303773045
2Manchester CityMan City17142148103844
3Tottenham HotspurSpurs17130431161539
4Chelsea17114235142137
5Arsenal17104337231434
6Manchester UnitedMan Utd177552929026
7Wolverhampton WanderersWolves177461919025
8Everton176652422224
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13Brighton & Hove AlbionBrighton176382024-421
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15Crystal Palace1743101423-915
16Cardiff CityCardiff1742111733-1614
17Southampton172691632-1612
18Burnley1733111533-1812
19Huddersfield TownHuddersfield1724111028-1810
20Fulham1723121642-269

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