Arsenal v Brentford - Carabao Cup Third Round
LONDON, ENGLAND - SEPTEMBER 26: Henrikh Mkhitaryan of Arsenal reacts during the Carabao Cup Third Round match between Arsenal and Brentford at Emirates Stadium on September 26, 2018 in London, England. (Photo by Julian Finney/Getty Images)

Arsenal midfielder Henrikh Mkhitaryan said the team’s desire and commitment saw them through to the final whistle at Old Trafford, earning a point from a keenly contested encounter against Manchester United.

The former Manchester United midfielder who joined Arsenal in 2016 was disappointed that the Gunners were unable to return from the north west with all three points after twice taking the lead, but said the team refused to buckle at the end, despite the physical exertions of Sunday’s north London derby victory.

“There is a lot of frustration because we should have won today,” he told Arsenal Media after the game.

“I think we deserved to win but we drew. We were trying to score the third goal but unfortunately, we couldn’t.”

“Even if you have tired legs, the most important thing is to be fresh in the brain, in the mind. If you force yourself, if you push yourself to get to the end, then you will do that.”

“You don’t have to listen to your legs, even if they are heavy or it’s hard to play. You have to do the maximum.”