Is Mkhitaryan better than Ozil, Silva and Mata? Jamie Carragher thinks so
Arsenal fans are probably kicking themselves with anger over Sky Sports’ coverage throughout the weekend.
Gary Neville had a dig at Arsenal Fan TV because of the embarrassing #WengerOut debates uploaded on a weekly basis, while Jamie Carragher explained how Manchester United midfielder Henrikh Mkhitaryan possesses an attribute like no other number 10 in the Premier League.
Pace. When you look at Mesut Ozil, David Silva or Juan Mata you don’t get that. They’re all great technicians but you rarely see them take advantage on a counter attack.
Take a look at Mkhitaryan’s goal against Leicester over the weekend. If that was Mata, or the other two no.10’s being mentioned, Leicester captain Wes Morgan is catching up and putting in a challenge. But Mkhitaryan is a player of lightening pace, leaving the defender with no chance.
Carragher was speaking after Man United’s win on Sky Sports and said: “He’s got something that very few players in that position have, which is pace,’ Carragher told Sky Sports.
“You think of Juan Mata, Mesut Ozil, David Silva – great technicians – but they don’t have that pace.
“And I think that was vital in the first goal.”
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