Roma have reached an agreement with to sign Arsenal’s midfielder Henrikh Mkhitaryan on a season-long loan deal.
The Italian club will pay a loan fee and the 30-year-old’s wages, but there is no option or obligation to buy the Armenia international.
Henrikh Mkhitaryan joined the Arsenal from Manchester United in January 2018 in a swap deal with Chilean forward Alexis Sanchez going the other way. Both Alexis Sanchez and Henrikh Mkhitaryan have both had tumultuous times at both Man United and Arsenal respectively. Alexis Sanchez who also as joined Inter Milan on loan from Manchester United.
He has scored nine goals in 59 appearances for Arsenal.
Mkhitaryan featured as a second-half substitute in Sunday’s 2-2 north London derby draw with Tottenham but has now travelled to the Italian capital to finalise his move.
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 – but it looks unlikely the 27-year-old German will leave. Photo Credit: Getty