It is already reported that Armenian attacking midfielder Henrikh Mkhitaryan will not be returning to join Arsenal for the new season from Italian Serie A outfit AS Roma.

Henrikh Mkhitaryan was sent out of the Emirates Stadium on a loan deal to the Serie A outfit after failing to impress at the club and it seems he has been favoured by the loan move to get his career back to its best.

While on loan with AS Roma in the just-concluded season, Henrikh Mkhitaryan scored nine goals and provided six assists in 29 games. He is now believed to be one of the favourites at the club.

Henrikh Mkhitaryan was due to return to the Emirates Stadium but with the loan extension, it is no longer happening and that has got him happy as he told UEFA’s official website that he had a good season in Italy despite the two injuries.

Also, AS Roma chief executive Guido Fienga has insisted that Henrikh Mkhitaryan would be with the club and he is also happy to have his loan term extended for another year.

However, commentators have opined that the North London outfit will be willing to listen to offers from the Serie A club for a permanent deal as they will no longer need the 31-year-old at the Emirates Stadium.


Timothy Aiyeku is a Mass Communication graduate from the Ahmadu Bello University, Zaria. He is a sports, everything football analyst.