Roma boss insists Arsenal loanee Henrikh Mkhitaryan wants to stay


On-loan Arsenal midfielder Henrikh Mkhitaryan wants to stay at Roma beyond completion of the campaign, according to the Serie A club’s manager Paulo Fonseca.

Roma boss Paulo Fonseca has actually exposed that Arsenal loanee Henrikh Mkhitaryan is open to signing up with the club on a permanent basis at the end of the season.

The 31- year-old failed to make an impression for the Gunners after signing up with from Manchester United in January 2018 and has actually invested this season with Roma.

Mkhitaryan has actually shown to be a big hit at the Stadio Olimpico, playing a direct part in 9 goals in 13 Serie A appearances.

Fonseca has actually validated that the Armenia international wants to stay in Rome and the Giallorossi are keen to snap him up completely.

“I want him to stay and he also wants to stay,” he informed Russian TELEVISION show ‘Great Football’.

” Nevertheless, it must be clear that whatever is now on hiatus, and we’ll have to talk to Arsenal.

“I want to continue working with him because he’s a great player and a great man.”

Roma are likewise rumoured to be enthusiastic of signing Manchester United centre-back Chris Smalling when his loan offer ends.

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