Arsenal midfielder Henrikh Mkhitaryan has aimed a fresh dig at former manager Jose Mourinho after exiting Manchester United last month.
The Armenia international moved from Old Trafford to the Emirates last with Alexis Sanchez heading in the opposite direction and appears to be delighted as a result.
The 29-year-old already feels more at home under Arsene Wenger due to the similarities with Borussia Dortmund, where he made his name, and the freedom to express himself more than Mourinho allowed, report football.london.
Since joining the Gunners, Mkhitaryan has provided four assists in as many appearances across all competitions – including a hat-trick on his home bow against Everton earlier in the month – showing shades of his impressive final season in Germany in which he netted 23 goals and provided 32 assists in 52 games.
With the Red Devils drawing a blank in three of their last four away games and Mourinho once again being accused of negative football following the goalless draw against Sevilla on Wednesday night, Mkhitaryan has reopened the war of words between the pair with a subtle dig.
“In the last year I played in Dortmund with Klopp, Dortmund was playing very good football and I think it seems to be a bit similar comparing Arsenal to Dortmund,” he told ESPN.
“I’m very happy to be here. I get pleasure playing offensive football and being part of Arsenal.
“Every offensive player wants to play offensive football. For me as well, I always love to play offensive football, it’s not easy to defend all the time.
“It’s necessary to do the best for the team, but in this case, when Arsenal are playing offensive football, I’m trying to give everything I can give to the team.”
Mkhitaryan is set to feature for the north London outfit tonight in the second leg of their Europa League round of 32 clash against Ostersunds at the Emirates as they look to finish off the job from last week when they emerged victorious be three-goals-to-nil.