Arsenal, Arteta: “I’ve always liked Mkhitaryan”.


Henrikh Mkhitaryan has been one of the bright spots for Roma this season.

The Armenian arrived on the final day of the transfer market in the Italian capital on a dry loan from Arsenal after the English side deemed him surplus to requirements.

With 6 goals and 3 assists to his name this season, it’s no secret that Roma would like for him to remain.

The attacker has admitted he’d be open to making his stay permanent – but Roma have yet to open talks with the Gunners for the player.

Today, Arsenal boss Mikel Arteta spoke to Goal.com and seemingly opened the door for a potential for Mkhitaryan, who admitted since his move to Roma that he wasn’t pleased with the treatment he received from the English side during the preseason.

“I always liked him. He is the kind of player who can fit in any team when he is at his best, he needs to do it consistently and that’s what we need to assess,” he stated.

“It’s a possibility that we have and will consider. We monitor all the players we have on loan. It’s our responsibility”.

“Miki is doing really well in recent games. We know the player he’s been, we know his past, and we need to have all the information to make the right decision”.

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