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Arsenal fans react to Henrikh Mkhitaryan’s display against Sporting CP

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Arsenal fans react to Henrikh Mkhitaryan’s display against Sporting CP

Arsenal extended their unbeaten run to 15 games in all competitions with a drab 0-0 draw at home to Sporting CP in the Europa League on Thursday.

The Gunners qualified for the round of 32 with the result, so Unai Emery will be pleased about that.

The game was overshadowed by an awful looking injury to Danny Welbeck, who landed awkwardly after a jump in the first half.

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Emery made nine changes to the team that drew with Crystal Palace last weekend, with only Rob Holding and Henrikh Mkhitaryan keeping their places.

It was a chance for Mkhitaryan to try and gain some momentum after an indifferent start to the 2018/19 campaign.

Mkhitaryan divides opinion

The Armenian did relatively well against the Portuguese outfit.

As a senior player, he was expected to step up for the Gunners in the absence of the likes of Mesut Ozil and Aaron Ramsey.

Not everything came off for the playmaker, but he certainly couldn’t be accused of not trying. With 75 touches of the ball he didn’t hide, and he also recorded a passing accuracy of 88%.

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It was a game in which he had to try and make an impact since he has struggled in the Premier League this term.

He’s only made six starts in the league, with Emery seemingly not fully convinced by the ex-Manchester United man.

Fans react, majority unimpressed

It would seem that some fans share the same feeling as Emery, and aren’t totally taken by Mkhitaryan. Many slammed his display against Sporting, with some praising his efforts:

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