Mkhitaryan leaves Arsenal, joins Roma on permanent deal

Henrikh Mkhitaryan has joined Serie A side AS Roma on a permanent deal after terminating his contract with Arsenal.

Henrikh Mkhitaryan

Henrikh Mkhitaryan scored nine goals and grabbed six assists last season as AS Roma finished fifth in Serie A to qualify for the Europa League.   -  Reuters

Armenian midfielder Henrikh Mkhitaryan has joined Serie A side AS Roma on a permanent deal after terminating his contract with Arsenal, the Premier League club said on Monday.

Mkhitaryan joined Roma at the start of last season after a disappointing 18-month spell at Arsenal following a swap deal in January 2018 which saw Chilean forward Alexis Sanchez move to Manchester United.

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Roma had initially reached an agreement last month to extend Mkhitaryan's loan deal until the end of next season.

“Micki leaves us following his season-long loan in Italy. We have agreed to terminate his contract with us by mutual consent to allow him to join Roma in a permanent move,” Arsenal said in a statement.

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Mkhitaryan scored nine goals and grabbed six assists last season as Roma finished fifth in Serie A to qualify for the Europa League.

The new Serie A season begins on Sept. 19.

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