Roma manager Paulo Fonseca speaks out after Arsenal set price for Henrikh Mkhitaryan

first_imgAdvertisement Henrikh Mkhitaryan wants to remain with Roma, according to Paulo Fonseca (Picture: Getty)Roma head coach Paulo Fonseca says Henrikh Mkhitaryan is keen to stay with the club beyond the summer when his loan deal expires. Mkhitaryan has badly struggled to live up to expectations after completing a move from Manchester United to Arsenal back in January 2018 and the 31-year-old joined Roma in the hope of getting his stuttering career back on track. The Armenian has missed 16 matches since the start of the season with muscle issues but impressed when called upon before the coronavirus crisis brought Italian football to a halt, scoring six goals in 13 league games for the Serie A outfit. AdvertisementAdvertisementRead the latest updates: Coronavirus news liveADVERTISEMENT Metro Sport ReporterTuesday 28 Apr 2020 4:29 pmShare this article via facebookShare this article via twitterShare this article via messengerShare this with Share this article via emailShare this article via flipboardCopy link1.9kShares Roma manager Paulo Fonseca speaks out after Arsenal set price for Henrikh Mkhitaryan The midfielder joined Arsenal two years ago in an exchange deal for Alexis Sanchez (Picture: Getty)Though the pandemic has caused uncertainty throughout the game regarding player contracts and potential deals, Roma manager Fonseca has made his stance very clear on Mkhitaryan’s future – and claims the midfielder feels the same way.‘I want him to stay and he also wants to stay,’ he told Russian TV programme Great Football.‘However, it should be clear that everything 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.’More: Arsenal FCArsenal flop Denis Suarez delivers verdict on Thomas Partey and Lucas Torreira movesThomas Partey debut? Ian Wright picks his Arsenal starting XI vs Manchester CityArsene Wenger explains why Mikel Arteta is ‘lucky’ to be managing ArsenalArsenal have reportedly informed Roma that they can sign the Armenia international permanently for around £22million this summer. The Italians have been impressed by Mkhitaryan’s performances but are reluctant to spend that much on his signature considering his injury problems since arriving at the Stadio Olimpico. It’s understood the Giallorossi will attempt to secure the former Borussia Dortmund star for a fee closer to £15m.Does Mkhitaryan have a future at Arsenal?Yes0%No0%Share your resultsShare your resultsTweet your resultsFollow Metro Sport across our social channels, on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram. For more stories like this, check our sport page.MORE: Jack Wilshere reveals how Arsenal players reacted to Robin van Persie, Cesc Fabregas and Samir Nasri leavingMORE: Lee Dixon remembers his training ground punch-up with Dennis Bergkamp before Arsenal played Tottenham Comment Advertisementlast_img

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