Armenia international and AS Roma attacker Henrikh Mkhitaryan, who will the spending a full season on loan from Arsenal in the Serie A, want to reignite his passion for the game in Italy.
Mkhitaryan finally admitted he wasn’t happy with life at the Emirates Stadium as he struggled for game time with the club, but he is glad he has been given a chance to rekindle his enjoyment in football. He also coudn’t really meet up with the football predictions.
The attacker will be playing with the Romans for the rest of the season and will be competing in the UEFA Europa League with the club.
With the Armenia international said to be surplus to requirements by Gunners manager Unai Emery, the club was able to agree on a season-long deal with just a few days to the deadline of the summer transfer market.
Ever since his arrival at the Emirates from Manchester United back in 2018, the attacker has been struggling to break into the Gunners first team following his inconsistency, which prompted the club’s decision of loaning him.
The deal that saw Mkhitaryan join Arsenal during the winter transfer window was a swap deal which took Alexis Sanchez to Manchester United, who also was underperformed for the club.
Now both players keen on reigniting their footballing career will be reuniting in the Serie A, as Sanchez joined Inter Milan earlier in the summer also on a deal. However experts in the field of Serie A predictions put Inter on a higher place than AS Roma.
The 30-year-old attacker being keen on making his name back said to the reporters during the Roma unveiling via Goal: “Now I am in Rome and I focus on them.
“This is not a step backwards as a great football is played here. I wanted to change scenery and for me it is an opportunity to be seized.
“I have to enjoy playing football, no matter the place.
“I no longer felt happy. Maybe I was not fitting so well in English football.
“The messages after the two national matches made me happy, but now I have to concentrate on Rome.
“I will never give up and I will fight to the end. I’m not afraid of pressure, I’m used to it having already played with great teams.
Former Shaktar Donetsk boss Mircea Lucescu has backed up the Armenia international, whom he managed with the Ukranian side, to be AS Roma’s first choice in “no time.”