Alex Iwobi and Alexandre Lacazette scored to seal a 2-1 win over Huddersfield, before Sead Kolasinac's late own goal denied them a clean sheet.
The Gunner are now sixth on the Premier League table and after a 2-1 win over Huddersfield on Saturday, Arsenal have managed to keep only a single point difference between them and the fourth spot. If the Gunners are to finish in the top four and also push for the UEFA Europa League crown, Mkhitaryan will have a big role to play.
Arsenal have missed out on a top-four finish in their last two Premier League seasons.More news: Parents scared to send kids to school after polar bear invasion
Unai Emery has defended Arsenal start Alex Iwobi from criticism but says what the 22-year-old must improve on (via The Mirror). Sometimes it happens at the end of games - Cardiff at the end, Newcastle at the end and today at the end. How we created chances made me very proud.
"It was very important, this victory, it is three points for us to be closer to the top four, and our target is this". Our motivation is very great and every player wants to struggle every match and be consistent over 38 matches.
At the heart of the problem is their defensive record - Arsenal remain the only Premier League team without an away clean sheet.More news: Sarri's job on line as Man City hit humiliated Chelsea for six
Adama Diakhaby had two good chances to get Huddersfield - who had drawn once and lost 11 of their previous 12 league games - back into the match, but failed to really test Bernd Leno in the Arsenal goal.
And they certainly tried, and in fact had more possession over the 90 minutes at 55%, and the sad truth is that that they were let down by the lack of finishing and confidence in front of goal.
"I think today every player worked a lot, we continued our way and we know it's hard because the other teams in the top four are very strong".More news: Ilhan Omar Says AIPAC Pays Politicians To Be Pro