Arsenal flop delighted to have extended his deal at loan team

Henrikh Mkhitaryan has extended his loan deal with AS Roma until the end of 2020/2021 season and he is delighted.

The Armenian flop struggled to make an impact at Arsenal when he joined the club in a swap deal that took Alexis Sanchez to Manchester United.

He struggled to recapture the form he showed at Borussia Dortmund at both English teams, and after starting the just-concluded season with Arsenal, Unai Emery determined that he will not be relying on him and sent him on loan to AS Roma.

He made a fine impression at the Italian side and there were talks of him returning to revive his Arsenal career.

However, the Italians also wanted to keep him after being impressed by his form with them.

They were struggling to agree on a fee for his permanent transfer, but it seems that they have convinced Arsenal to loan him to them again for another season.

‘In my opinion, I had a good season, despite the two injuries I had,’ Mkhitaryan told UEFA’s official website via Mail Online.

‘I am in good shape right now, and I hope to keep everything this way.

‘We have already reached an agreement with Roma for me to play for the club for another year, until summer 2021, which I am very happy about. I have felt at home since day one – in my football, on the pitch and off it.’

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9 Comments

  1. Grandad says:

    I assume Roma are picking up all his wages?

  2. The Deluded One says:

    My understanding is that he will stay with Roma until his contract with Arsenal ends. Arsenal did not get any fee but Roma pays Mhikis wages in full. Not entirely sure though. But if Roma did not pay full wages I would have expected a loan fee.

    1. Roachie says:

      Why don’t we just let him go on a free if he’s staying there until his contract runs out?

    2. deanolovesafc says:

      There was a rumour that Raiola his agent paid AFC £1M to allow him to be loaned for free?? So we have received a fee although NOT a loan fee as such, we’re making some strange financial decisions recently lol the £180k a week can go towards Willian’s wages & Aubameyangs increased wages,so not a major issue if you ask me

    3. jon fox says:

      Why do you call yourself “the deluded one”? Serious question. Choosing THAT profile makes some think you must BE deluded, surely? Inverse psychology does work but only with bright other fans on here. MANY WILL JUST ASSUME YOU ARE DELUDED. Merely trying to help.

      1. The Deluded One says:

        @Jon Fox what other people think of me is none of my business. I know who I am and whatever my name is here does not change that. Thank you for your concern though!

  3. Sean says:

    He could’ve been sold in installments ffs.

    What are we playing at behind the scenes…

  4. The Deluded One says:

    Only if Roma agrees to that. And if Mhiki only wants to play for Roma other solutions fall down. Arsenal may not have much control here with Mhiki only having 1 year left on his contract.

  5. Dav says:

    Good business. Enelny should be next as we plan to see off sokratis and kolasinac

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