According to Sky Italy, AS Roma are trying to sign Henrikh Mkhitaryan before the transfer window closes for Italian clubs tomorrow.
It’s no secret that Arsenal have been trying to offload the Armenia international this summer, however, following the exit of Alex Iwobi it looked as though he’d be sticking around at least another six months.
The 30-year-old midfielder joined the Gunners from Manchester United in January 2018 but, like Alexis Sanchez who went in the opposite direction, he’s struggled for form in his new surroundings.
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It looks as though Roma could take Mkhitaryan on loan for the season with a view to purchasing him at the end of the season.
He’s believed to be on around £220,000 a week, so getting his wages off the books would be no mean feat; that said, in his absence, we’ll be relying on our young prospects to step up.
There’s not much time for a deal to be done. Mkhitaryan featured for the Gunners off the bench in this afternoon’s 2-2 draw with Sp*rs. He wasn’t very good.
AS Roma had also been linked with a move for defender Shkodran Mustafi, also allowed to leave, but that has gone very quiet. Yesterday, we confirmed the departures of Nacho Monreal to Real Sociedad and the loaning of Mohamed Elneny to Besiktas.