Arsene Wenger: ‘Mesut Ozil and Henrikh Mkhitaryan can play together’

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Arsene Wenger: ‘Mesut Ozil and Henrikh Mkhitaryan can play together’

Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger has insisted that Mesut Ozil and Henrikh Mkhitaryan are capable of playing together.

Mkhitaryan joined the team in January as part of a swap deal that resulted in Alexis Sanchez moving in the other direction to Manchester United.

So far, the Armenian international has created four assists in seven appearances in all competitions, while Ozil has scored once and produced a single assist since his new teammate arrived at the Emirates.

During a press conference on Wednesday, when asked if the pair can play together, Wenger told reporters: “It is of course possible.

“It depends on what you call a number 10. Football is full of famous stories of number 10s who have played together. History has proven that the best players can.”

Meanwhile, the team are preparing to take on AC Milan in the first leg of their last 16 Europa League tie on Thursday.