Transfer: Arsenal’s Mkhitaryan Joins Roma On Loan

Transfer: Arsenal’s Mkhitaryan Joins Roma On Loan

Henrikh Mkhitaryan. Picture: Arsenal

Arsenal attacker, Henrikh Mkhitaryan has sealed a loan move to Roma, with the Armenian joining up with his new side for the duration of the 2019-20 season.

Concise News reports that Roma have confirmed that they will pay a fixed €3 million fee to Arsenal for Mkhitaryan, with another €100,000 viable for the Gunners as incentives.

According to Goal.Com, the Serie A giants have also endorsed that Mkhitaryan will wear No.77 for his new club.

Speaking with his new club, Mkhitaryan told Roma’s official website that “It’s a great opportunity for me to begin a new chapter, with a great club.”.

“I know what this club is all about and I am sure we can achieve great things together.”

However, the loan comes as a temporary end to Mkhitaryan’s struggling time in the Premier League, which often take efforts for the playmaker.

Meanwhile, arriving from Borussia Dortmund to Manchester United for a reported €42 million (£38.2m/$46.1m) fee in the summer of 2016, Mkhitaryan never popped the same heights he reached with the Bundesliga giants.

After netting 11 goals and adding 15 assists in his final year in the Bundesliga, Mkhitaryan managed just four goals and a single assist in 24 Premier League games, but he added six goals in 11 Champions League matches that same season.

Also, the Armenian International second season at Old Trafford was passed with another struggle, as he only scored a goal and added five assists that campaign before he joined Arsenal in a straight swap for Alexis Sanchez in the January window.

The 30-years old displayed a skill of his previous form with Arsenal, scoring two goals and adding four assists in just 11 games for the Gunners after his move to the Emirates Stadium.

But a knee injury cost him the final six games of that season and a broken foot would keep him off the pitch for a month and a half the next season.

Mkhitaryan scored six goals and added four assists in 25 Premier League matches last season, however, he had made just a single start for the Gunners this campaign before his move to Roma.

The Armenia international still has another year remaining on his contract with Arsenal.

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