Official: Henrikh Mkhitaryan departs Arsenal for Roma/Gabriel ‘has signed’ for Gunners

Premier League giants Arsenal have this evening confirmed that out-of-favour midfielder Henrikh Mkhitaryan has joined AS Roma on a free transfer.

Permanent Olimpico switch

Mkhitaryan, 31, spent last season on loan in Serie A with Roma.

On the back of a largely hit-and-miss stint in north London following his arrival in 2018, the gifted Armenian made the move to the Italian capital last summer, in a bid to rediscover his brilliant best.

And this, for the most part, is what Mkhitaryan went on to do.

Though his campaign was somewhat hampered by fitness issues, when on the pitch, ‘Mkhi’ proved one of Roma’s star performers.

Across 22 Serie A appearances (16 starts), the former Borussia Dortmund man racked up a none-too-shabby 9 goals and 5 assists.

GENT, BELGIUM – FEBRUARY 27: Henrikh Mkhitaryan of AS Roma in action during the UEFA Europa League round of 32 second leg match between KAA Gent and AS Roma at Ghelamco Arena on February 27, 2020 in Gent, Belgium. (Photo by Vincent Van Doornick/Isosport/MB Media/Getty Images)

As such, word forthcoming in the media of late, suggesting that Roma were keen to make their on-loan star’s arrival permanent, came as little surprise.

And, as outlined above, the Giallorossi’s wish has this evening been granted.

In a post across the club’s social media platforms a short time ago, Arsenal confirmed that Mkhitaryan has made the move to the Stadio Olimpico on a permanent basis.

The Gunners will not receive a transfer fee as part of the deal, though, having come to an agreement to terminate the remaining year on the Armenian’s contract:

Gabriel imminent

In other Arsenal-related transfer news this evening, meanwhile, the club’s first high-profile summer addition now looks imminent.

As per the generally reliable Mohamed Bouhafsi of French outlet RMC Sport, central defender Gabriel Magalhaes, long linked with the north Londoners, has in fact already put pen-to-paper on a deal with Mikel Arteta’s men:

Mesut Ozil insists on Arsenal stay despite claims of mammoth contract offer from Saudi Arabia

Another Arsenal U-turn: Ainsley Maitland-Niles now expected to stay put

Arsenal betting odds, next game:

Fulham vs Arsenal odds: result, both teams to score, correct score & goalscorers

Arsenal’s latest videos

🏆 ACCESS ALL AREAS | Arsenal vs Liverpool (1-1, 5-4 on pens) | Community Shield

🏆 ACCESS ALL AREAS | Arsenal vs Liverpool (1-1, 5-4 on pens) | Community Shield

It was another great day at Wembley as we earned a 16th Community Shield…


HIGHLIGHTS | Community Shield winners! | Arsenal vs Liverpool (1-1, 5-4 on pens) | August 29, 2020

HIGHLIGHTS | Community Shield winners! | Arsenal vs Liverpool (1-1, 5-4 on pens) | August 29, 2020

We lifted our 16th Community Shield on Saturday evening, thanks to a 5-4 penalty…


Premier League table

# Team MP D P
1 Leeds United 0 0 0
2 Manchester City FC 0 0 0
3 Manchester United FC 0 0 0
4 West Ham United FC 0 0 0
5 Everton FC 0 0 0
6 Southampton FC 0 0 0
7 Chelsea FC 0 0 0
8 Arsenal FC 0 0 0
9 Newcastle United FC 0 0 0
10 Leicester City FC 0 0 0
11 Liverpool FC 0 0 0
12 Aston Villa FC 0 0 0
13 Tottenham Hotspur FC 0 0 0
14 Fulham FC 0 0 0
15 West Bromwich Albion 0 0 0
16 Wolverhampton Wanderers FC 0 0 0
17 Crystal Palace FC 0 0 0
18 Sheffield United FC 0 0 0
19 Burnley FC 0 0 0
20 Brighton & Hove Albion FC 0 0 0

Source link

What Next?

Recent Articles