After joining AS Roma on loan from Arsenal, Henrikh Mkhitaryan has revealed that he made the switch due to lack of playing time at the Emirates Stadium.
The Armenian international joined Roma on loan on the final day of the European transfer window - just 24 hours after he appeared for the Gunners against Tottenham in the North London derby. Mkhitaryan started only one game this season which came in the opening win over Newcastle United.
The former Manchester United midfielder revealed why he left Arsenal, "Everything happened in the last day right after the Tottenham game I got a call from my agent. He told me that I have to fly to Rome the next day to have a medical with the team and also sign a contract. It is a great opportunity for me as I didn’t get a lot of playing time."
The 30-year-old was limited to 29 Premier League starts during his 18 months in North London, scoring nine goals in all competitions.