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Arsenal midfielder joins Roma on a permanent deal

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Arsenal midfielder Henrikh Mkhitaryan has left the club to join Roma on a permanent deal.

The Armenian midfielder has had his contract at the Emirates terminated by mutual consent, allowing him to join the Serie A side on a free transfer, while the Gunners get his sizeable £180,000-per-week wages off their bill.

Mkhitaryan began last season at Arsenal before joining the Italian club on loan, scoring nine goals and registering five assists in 22 league appearances.

That deal was initially due to expire at the end of June but the clubs agreed a short-term extension to cover the end of the coronavirus-hit campaign.

The 31-year-old first arrived at Arsenal in January 2018, as part of a swap deal that saw Alexis Sanchez head to Manchester United.

In all, he played 59 times for the Gunners, scoring nine goals and racking up 13 assists. He leaves without having lifted silverware with the club, but was part of the side that reached the Europa League final in 20019 under Unai Emery.

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