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Mkhitaryan: Emery building Arsenal ‘right way’

Arsenal v Chelsea - International Champions Cup 2018

DUBLIN, IRELAND - AUGUST 01: Henrikh Mkhitaryan of Arsenal during the Pre-season friendly International Champions Cup game between Arsenal and Chelsea at Aviva stadium on August 1, 2018 in Dublin, Ireland. (Photo by Charles McQuillan/Getty Images)

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Unai Emery may still be far from winning over the majority of Arsenal supporters, but count midfielder Henrikh Mkhitaryan as a convert.

Arsenal has lost both of its matches to start life under Emery, albeit to Manchester City and Chelsea.

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But it manufactured a lot more chances in the 3-2 loss to Chelsea, and could be argued as the better team on the day.

“Emery kept the philosophy of Wenger but is building something new on it,” Mkhitaryan told Sky Sports.

“He knows he can give something different to this club, like the balance between attack and defence. It’s not easy but I think he’s doing it in the right way.”

Mkhitaryan says the Gunners can also take heart in buying into a bigger picture. They could go Sam Allardyce and just lump it, and maybe get better results.

“If we are just going to kick the ball up front and wait for God to give us a chance to score, it’s not necessary (to build a philosophy).”

God, the Gunners are waiting on you.

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