"First of all, we choose players who can have the qualities to integrate into our game", Wenger explained at his press conference on Thursday, when asked how he could speed up the gelling process. Mkhitaryan really struggled, there's no denying it, and Arsenal fans will have expected more after he set up three goals against Everton last week. His ability to link play and deploy cute passes in the attacking third is one of Arsenal's most potent weapons but deploying both players would be suicidal for the visitors.
Henrikh Mkhitaryan has noted that he won't dwell on what went wrong at Manchester United this season, insisting he wanted to focus on a new chapter in his life instead. But it's a good example to follow.
Just hours after that news emerged, images of Mkhitaryan and teammate Aubameyang have certainly gone down well with some supporters, perhaps not those of Tottenham Hotspur.
Basically, we should have a similar squad to what we had last week against Everton. His finishing is good.
But ahead of Arsenal's north London derby against Tottenham at Wembley on Saturday, Wenger has urged caution over making comparisons.
The 28-year-old is considered to be one of the continent's most feared front-men, having scored 101 goals in 120 appearances in all competitions since the start pf the 2015/16 season. He hadn't recovered fully from fever but managed to play well in the Everton game, but stakes will be higher in the North London Derby and Wenger believes his player will be up for the stern battle.
"For the last three years I've competed with Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang to be the top scorer", said Lewandowski.
Aubameyang's goal record with Dortmund was exemplary but there were questions about his volatile personality.
But another thing they are known for is Wenger's undying commitment to never, ever, say anything bad about a player to the press. He brought me along so much as a player and helped me and guided me. "He looks to be a happy boy".