The Armenian star is finally impressing at Roma but the coach of the Gunners may want him back at Arsenal. Arteta likes Mkhitaryan’s way to play.
When a club signs players on a straight loan without an option to buy, there’s the possibility to see them leaving after a season. The financial factor is always predominant in today’s football and many clubs are, therefore, ready to take risks.
After a very slow start of the season, Henrikh Mkhitaryan recovered from a long injury and started to impress everyone. The fans in the Eternal City love him, and the player seems to be deeply engaged in the Italian capital. 20 appearances, 6 goals, and 4 assists for the Armenia international so far. But the future of Mkhitaryan may be back in the U.K.
According to the coach of the Gunners Mikel Arteta, the experienced offensive midfielder is a flexible player that he likes. Henrikh Mkhitaryan could still have a future at Arsenal if he will show his consistency on the pitch continuously.
“I always liked him…He is the kind of player who can fit in any team,” Arteta said ahead of Arsenal-West Ham.
There isn’t much Roma can do at this time. As per contract stipulated with the Gunners, if Arsenal want the player back to London and Mkhitaryan wants to play in the Premier League again, the Giallorossi have to find a similar profile to replace the Armenian star.
But if Mkhitaryan would be willing to continue his adventure with the prestigious club of the Bel Paese, Roma will have to find an agreement with the British club. Due to his latest convincing performance, Mkhitaryan’s price tag will not be cheap. His experience and charisma could make the difference in a team with many young talents.