Arsenal attacking midfielder Henrikh Mkhitaryan has left open the possibility of returning to the Gunners in the summer. The Armenian joined Roma on loan before the Italian transfer window closed on Monday.
Speaking on international duty, the 30-year-old was asked whether he could make a return to Arsenal once his season-long loan in Italy ends, and he replied:
“Well, let’s first see about what I can do in Roma. Then at the end of the season, I think we can talk if I will have the possibility to stay or to go or to do something else, I don’t know. But now I cannot say about my future. It is better to be focused on the upcoming games.”
Roma do not have an option or obligation to buy Mkhitaryan, according to the BBC, contrary to reports that the Giallorossi must sign him if he plays 25 league games this campaign.
Even if he doesn’t join the Serie A side permanently next summer, it’s unlikely that he’ll be in the Gunners’ plans next summer.
Mkhitaryan has struggled during his time in England playing for both Arsenal and previous club Manchester United, and it looks as though he will move on to pasture’s new when his loan with Roma comes to an end.