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Arsenal midfielder Henrikh Mkhitaryan completes loan move to Roma

Arsenal have loaned Henrikh Mkhitaryan to Roma until the end of the season (Picture: EPA)

Henrikh Mkhitaryan has completed a season-long loan move from Arsenal to Roma, both clubs have confirmed.

The 30-year-old midfielder came on as a second-half substitute in Arsenals 2-2 draw with Tottenham before flying to Italys capital the following morning to undergo a medical with the Serie A giants.

Though the Premier League transfer window ended on August 8, before the start of the 2019/20 season, Serie A clubs have been able to do business up until their 5pm deadline on Monday afternoon.

Its understood Roma will be paying Mkhitaryans £200,000-a-week wages and have the option to buy the Armenian at any time during his stay at the Stadio Olimpico.

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Arsenal confirmed the move in a statement: Henrikh Mkhitaryan has joined Serie A side AS Roma on loan for the rest of the season.

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Everyone at Arsenal wishes Micki all the best for his season with Roma. The loan is subject to the completion of regulatory processes.

Mkhitaryan said of the move: Its a great opportunity for me to begin a new chapter, with a great club. I know what this club is all about and I am sure we can achieve great things together.

Mkhitaryan has had an underwhelming 18-month spell at Arsenal
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