Arsenal may have to offer outcast a new deal if they want to sell him for a decent fee

Arsenal will struggle to get the £22 million they are asking AS Roma to pay for Henrikh Mkhitaryan unless they offer him a new deal claims a report in the Express.

The Armenian was surplus to requirements at the Emirates before he was loaned out to Roma last summer, however, he has found form again and the Italians want him to remain with them.

Roma has informed Arsenal of their intention to sign him permanently, but the Gunners seem to be pricing them out of a move for the former Manchester United man.

Mikel Arteta claims that the forward might still have a future at the Emirates, however, it seems that the club would rather cash in on him.

He is one of the team’s big earners so getting him off their wage bill would bring relief, however, the Gunners want to sell him for as high a fee as possible.

Roma is his only suitor at the moment and if Arsenal is serious about selling him for a good fee, the Gunners may have to give him a new deal because his current contract expires after next season.

This upcoming summer is the best time for them to sell him or they risk losing him for free in 2021.

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5 Comments

  1. jon fox says:

    Not only will we not get “£22 mil for bone idle ,useless Mkhi but we will be very lucky to get that sum even for Auba, who has probably played his final game in our shirt, like a good number of others too. Seems only a few of us really GET the huge impact this virus is having and will continue to have on top football(and lower too for that matter).

  2. Robert Acedius says:

    Just get rid of him. Give him a new contract and he will be in our closet forever. Just get rid of him!

  3. stevo says:

    Arsenal will lose Mkhi for free at thee end of next season so Arsenal are in no position to argue.
    Why would any club pay 22 mill for an over the hill 31 year old on 170 k p/w with no resale value?
    Top clubs are going to be in massive debt post covid19 so transfer fees will fall by at least 50%.
    And for over the hill journeymen like Mkhi by 75% So if Arsenal get more than 5 mill for Mkhi they will be doing well.

    1. jon fox says:

      Stevo, As for transfer fees falling by atleast 50%, in fact most clubs will be desperate to get all their most highly paid players, either on to new and much lower wage deals or to get them off the books at any price. Even those in our club have not fully realised the massive financial slump, as neither have very many fans. I will be amazed if we get ANY fee at all for Mkhi. No club will want him at a fee, UNLESS he substantially, by at least 80%, reduces his demands. This will be common with reductions of that size applying or else clubs going under.

  4. Robert Acedius says:

    5 mill? That much? You’re a nice guy, Stevo.

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