Henrikh Mkhitaryan has revealed the biggest difference between Arsene Wenger and Jose Mourinho is their temperament.
The Armenian found himself left out in the cold at Manchester United after suffering a slight dip in form last year, and needed a January move to revive his career.
Mourinho offered him to Arsenal in return for their Chilean wonder Alexis Sanchez, who was desperate for a way out of north London.
The two managers struck a deal, and a swap took place with Sanchez signing for Manchester United and Mkhitaryan joining Arsenal.
The Armenian has settled into his new club seamlessly, with a hat-trick of assists in only his second match against Everton.
And in a recent interview with SFR Sport, the midfielder has suggested that his new boss Wenger is the sole reason for his change in fortunes.
“Mourinho required a lot from the players,” explained Mkhitaryan.
“A lot, he was very hard. Arsene Wenger is friendlier, he understands, can think about players’ situations, is calmer. That’s the difference.
“I think I left an impression in Manchester, although I had difficulties,” he added.
“We won three trophies in a year and a half, it’s not every club that does that.
“We won the Europa League final, I scored a goal. If people say that I have not had enough success it is their opinion, but I can say that I had a lot of success at the club.”