Press conference

Micki - My memories of facing CSKA... and scoring

Henrikh Mkhitaryan could be our secret weapon when we face CSKA Moscow in the quarter-finals of the Europa League.

The Armenian international played against them in September while he was still with Manchester United, and even scored during a 4-1 win in the Russian capital.
 
So what is his assessment of CSKA?
 
"I can say that they are a very good team," Mkhitaryan said. "They have changed a few players and if they are in the quarter-final it means they are very good opponents and there are no easy games to play in that stage.
 
"We are going to face a very good team with very good experience. Everybody knows that the defensive line with the Ignashevich brothers, they are more than 35 years old and of course they can help them to play better and be more compact in defence."
 
Mkhitaryan won the Europa League last season, but he insists he is taking each game - in each competition - one step at a time.
 
"We're not going to think that we have to give all our strength and power to the Europa League games," he said. "It’s not like that.
 
"We still have seven games to go in the Premier League and we have to win every game. We don't have to think that there is no problems to solve in the Premier League and we don’t need to play because were in sixth place.
 
"No, we’re going to try to give our best and to win the last seven games and then to see where we can go in the Europa League."