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Henrikh Mkhitaryan completes permanent move to Roma

Henrikh Mkhitaryan
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Henrikh Mkhitaryan has left Arsenal to join Roma on a permanent basis after his contract was terminated by mutual consent.

Arsenal midfielder Henrikh Mkhitaryan has left the club to join Roma on a permanent deal.

The Armenian began last season at Arsenal before joining the Italian club on loan. He impressed and scored nine goals and registered five assists in 22 league appearances.

That deal was initially due to expire at the end of June but the clubs agreed a short-term extension to cover the end of the coronavirus-hit campaign.

Mkhitaryan joined Arsenal back in January 2018 as part of the swap deal that saw Alexis Sanchez head to Manchester United.

The Gunners have now announced that the midfielder had his contract mutually terminated by both parties.

A statement on the Arsenal website read:

“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.”

In total, Mkhitaryan played 59 times for the Gunners, scoring nine goals and racking up 13 assists.

He leaves the club without any silverware nit was part of the squad that reached the Europa League final in 2019.