Arsenal boss Arsene Wenger insists Mesut Ozil and Henkrik Mkhitaryan can play together
PUBLISHED: 19:24 22 January 2018 | UPDATED: 19:34 22 January 2018
Arsenal boss Arsene Wenger says he isn’t worried about playing Mesut Ozil and new signing Henrikh Mkhitaryan in the same Arsenal starting XI.
Fans are excited about Arsenal completing the deal for midfielder Mkhitaryan from Manchester United in a swap with Alexis Sanchez going the other way – even though the side has a wealth of creative options.
With both Ozil and the 29-year-old Armenian both preferring to play between the lines in the hole many are asking how the long-serving Frenchman can accommodate both in his side.
However Wenger is not concerned about the fact he has two playmakers and insists the pair can play alongside each other and dovetail effectively.
Asked how he could fit Mkhitaryan and Ozil into the same team, Wenger said: ‘[I’ll] Just play the good players!
“They [Ozil and Mkitharyan] can always play together.
“‘[Against Crystal Palace] what have you on the pitch? They’re all attacking players. [Alex] Iwobi, Ozil, [Jack] Wilshere, [Alexandre] Lacazette, [Granit] Xhaka. They’re all offensive players, basically.”
If you value what this story gives you, please consider supporting the Islington Gazette. Click the link in the orange box below for details.