Arsenal has confirmed that Henrikh Mkhitaryan has joined Italian side AS Roma on a permanent deal.
The Armenian international joined Arsenal from Manchester United in January 2018 in a swap deal that saw Alexis Sanchez join the Red Devils. However, the deal has looked far from fruitful as the Armenian nine-time player of the year failed to impress under Unai Emery. He was then sent out on loan for the season of 2019-20 where his performances there have earned him a permanent deal.
Mkhitaryan leaves Arsenal after one and a half years making over 50 appearances for the gunners and racking up 13 assists and scoring nine goals in all competitions.
Following the Armenian’s permanent departure, Arsenal confirmed that they had mutually agreed to terminate Mkhitaryan’s contract after a season long loan in Italy. “Micki leaves us following his season-long loan in Italy. We have agreed to terminate his contract with us by mutual consent to allow him to join Roma in a permanent move.” A club statement read.
The 31-year-old is fired up to continue his adventure in Italy he confirmed in a farewell post on his twitter page.”I‘m delighted to announce that I’ve permanently joined the #giallorossi 💛❤️🐺👊🏻” Micki said on his Twitter official page before going ahead to thank Arsene Wenger for bringing him to Arsenal ” I‘d like to thank @arsenal, its personnel & the millions of #gunners all who supported me over the past 1,5Y. A special thanks to A. Wenger for having brought me to the club and for his trust in me”