Main difference between Jose Mourinho and Arsene Wenger revealed by Henrikh Mkhitaryan

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But they are now back together again and even combined for Aubameyang's first ever Arsenal goal on his debut in the 5-1 mauling of Everton last weekend.

A blur of one-touch passing, with Ozil, Mkhitaryan and Alex Iwobi switching positions behind Aubameyang, Arsenal's effervescent performance was by far their most encouraging of a season that sees them engaged in a draining battle to qualify for the Champions League.

Ahead of this game, Pochettino told the club's official website: "It will be an wonderful game and we are so excited because we know what it means to play the derby".

"We won three trophies in 18 months". While Arsenal prised a red-hot Aubameyang from Dortmund, they welcomed Mkhitaryan from the cold.

Arsenal face their bitter North London rivals Spurs this lunchtime, and their would be certainly no better way of the talented attacker enamouring himself to his new fans than by putting in a top showing today. "At Wembley you play special games where you are under pressure to perform and we responded well to it every time".

Chelsea, meanwhile, will welcome bottom club West Brom to Stamford Bridge on Monday on the back of losing 3-0 at home to Bournemouth and 4-1 away to Watford.

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When asked whether he now can thrive at Arsenal, Rooney replied: I think he is.

'A lot, he was very hard.

Aubameyang scored 13 goals in 16 Bundesliga games for Dortmund this season but left with the club in fourth and manager Peter Bosz sacked in December following 12 games without a win in all competitions. The Gunners have attempted 16,595 passes in the Premier League this season, of which 10,248 have been in the opposition's half - numbers bettered only by Manchester City.

It comes as no surprise that Henrikh Mkhitaryan and Jose Mourinho didn't have the greatest relationship.

Mkhitaryan set the ground running in only his second appearance for the club against Everton, pairing with former Dortmund teammate Aubameyang, teeing up the striker for his first goal in an Arsenal shirt following his transfer on deadline day.

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