Henrikh Mkhitaryan admits the scoreline was far tighter than Arsenal would have liked as they squeezed past bottom side Huddersfield with a 2-1 win at the John Smith’s Stadium.
Alex Iwobi’s volley and a tap in by Alex Lacazette ensured the Gunners went into the break with a deserved two-goal advantage, however, they invited pressure from the home side in the second half and had to endure a nervy finish when Sead Kolasinac put through his own net in stoppage time.
After the win, Arsenal’s first on the road in the Premier League since November, Mkhitaryan, back in the team after 10 games out injured, told Sky Sports: “The score was closer than we would have liked as the last game we won away was two months ago so it was important to get the away win and three points.
“It was very important to score twice in the first half, we had other chances to score but we were unlucky, and couldn’t score. Most importantly we won and can now look forward.
“With their new manager Huddersfield play very well and I wish them good luck, but most importantly we came here and won.
The Armenian added: “We try to do everything to win every game, because every point is important. We will focus for the Europa League and then switch back to the Premier League.
“I am happy to be back after two months so I will keep on working and doing my best for the team.”