Henrikh Mkhitaryan Joins Roma on Loan from Arsenal

Henrikh Mkhitaryan Joins Roma on Loan from Arsenal

Henrikh Mkhitaryan has joined Roma a 12-month loan deal.

The Arsenal footballer arrived in Rome on Monday morning (September 2) to finalise the deal. He underwent a medical with the Serie A side and will now wear No.77 shirt for the Italian club. 

Henrikh Mkhitaryan

According to Sky in ItalyRoma will pay Arsenal a loan fee of €3m (£2.7m) with the deal not expected to include an option to buy.

Henrikh Mkhitaryan joined Arsenal in January 2018 in a swap deal that saw Alexis Sanchez leave the Gunners for Manchester United. He scored nine goals in 59 appearances for Arsenal.

His move to Roma comes just days after Manchester United defender Chris Smalling also joined the club on a season-long loan deal, as well as Chelsea‘s Davide Zappacosta who was also signed on a 12-month loan.

Mkhitaryan featured as a second-half substitute in Sunday’s 2-2 north London derby draw with Tottenham, but has been allowed to join the Italian capital side.

His playing time at Emirates Stadium was likely to be limited this season and Arsenal boss Unai Emery plans to use his departure as a chance to give more minutes to young players.

The Premier League club also remain open to letting defender Shkodran Mustafi go before Monday’s transfer deadline.

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