Henrikh Mkhitaryan has revealed that he had to quit Premier League giants Arsenal for AS Roma due to lack of playing time in the North London club.
Naija News recalls that Mkhitaryan was signed in January 2018 by Arsene Wenger, in a swap deal involving Alexis Sanchez.
After creating three goals on his debut, the Armenian international form dipped and he struggled to cement a regular place in Unai Emery’s team last season.
The 30-year-old made three appearances this season, before leaving for Serie A.
Speaking ahead of Armenia’s match against Italy, Mkhitaryan said lack of playing time forced him to consider a last-minute loan move to Roma.
“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,” he said.