Henrikh Mkhitaryan has revealed that he had become unhappy in England prompting his season-long loan move from Arsenal to Italian giants, AS Roma.
The Armenian attacking midfielder from Manchester United in January 2018 in a swap deal involving Chilean winger Alexis Sanchez who equally struggled at United and has since been loaned out to Serie A league leaders Inter Milan.
In an interview, the Mkhitaryan who starred for Borussia Dortmund in Germany before his move to the English Premier said he had become unhappy in England and had to move to Rome in search of happiness.
“I have to enjoy playing football, no matter the place. In England, I no longer felt happy. I got a call from my agent and I wanted to come because it was a great opportunity for me. I didn’t even have a discussion with my agent about money. Maybe I was not fitting so well in English football, so I think a change was good,” he said.
The midfielder who scored twice for his national team against Bosnia is now focused on enjoying his football at the Italian capital
“The last month at Arsenal I was not happy, so that’s why I said it was better to come to Roma and to get happy and to get the pleasure of playing football again. Now I am in Rome and I focus on them. This is not a step backward as great football is played here.