Mkhitaryan’s future is not in Roma’s hands. The Lupi would like to extend his stay but Arsenal’s coach may decide to give him another chance.
Henrikh Mkhitaryan may go back to Arsenal at the end of the season albeit the Giallorossi would be willing to extend his loan for one more year. The main issue, though, is Mkhitaryan’s current contract with the Gunners that expires on June 30, 2021.
In light of that, the Armenia international should renew his contract with the British side first and then see if the two clubs can find a solution to confirm his loan.
But Mikel Arteta‘s comments at a press conference at the beginning of March can change the cards on the table. When asked if he would recall Mkhitaryan at the end of the current season, the coach of the Gunners had clearly expressed his admiration for the player.
“I always liked him because he is the kind of player who can fit in any team when he is at his best.”
Words that could complicate the negotiation between the two clubs. Reportedly, Roma is not willing to spend €20 million or more for Henrikh Mkhitaryan at this time. The Giallorossi, instead, may be interested in extending his loan for one more year.
The impression is that Roma may chase Pedro if the negotiation with Arsenal should fail.