Mkhitaryan: ‘We were a bit unlucky not to score more’

Henrikh Mkhitaryan felt Arsenal were unlucky not to score more as they earned a hard-fought 2-1 win at Huddersfield today (Saturday).

The Armenian international made his return to the Arsenal side after a six-week lay off and was involved in a lot of his side’s best attacking moves, including setting Ainsley Maitland-Niles free to deliver the cross for Alexander Lacazette’s goal.

Speaking to the official website after the game at the John Smith’s Stadium, Mkihitaryan said:

on the performance…
Not the game, but the result [we wanted], yes. The last away game we won was two months ago, so it was an important win for us and we are happy to get the three points.

on the early goal settling any nerves…
I think it was very important to score the two goals in the first half, and apart from that we had other chances to score but I think we were a bit unlucky. In the second half we had a few chances we couldn’t realise, but the most important thing was that we won.

on Huddersfield making them work for the win…
With the new manager they have started playing very well and I wish them good luck. But the most important thing is we won and can go home happy.

on needing a run of results in the top-four battle…
We will try everything to win every game because every point is important so now we can be focused on the Europa League and then back on the Premier League after that.

on his return from injury…
Yes, I was happy to be back after two months and I was excited. I will keep working and trying to do my best for the team.

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