Paulo Fonseca comments on Arsenal-owned Henrikh Mkhitaryan

Headcoach Paulo Fonseca of AS Roma gestures during the UEFA Europa League match between Wolfsberger AC and AS Roma at Merkur Arena on October 3, 2019 in Graz, Austria.

Henrikh Mkhitaryan joined AS Roma on loan from Arsenal in the summer transfer window.

Henrikh Mkhitaryan of Roma celebrates after scoring during the Serie A match AS Roma v US Sassuolo at the Olimpico Stadium in Rome, Italy on September 15, 2019

AS Roma manager Paulo Fonseca has suggested to The Mirror that Henrikh Mkhitaryan was injured when he joined the Italian club on loan from Arsenal.

The former Manchester United midfielder switched to Italian club Roma on loan from Premier League outfit Arsenal in the summer transfer window.

The midfielder has struggled with injuries during his time at the Serie A outfit so far, and has played just 289 minutes in the league, scoring one goal and providing one assist in the process, according to WhoScored.

 

Fonseca has suggested that Mkhitaryan was injured when he was loaned to Roma, and he does not seem very impressed with Arsenal.

When asked if Mkhitaryan was already injured when he joined Roma, Fonseca told The Mirror: "He was already complaining of a discomfort to the adductor and with this density of matches it was clear he could feel some discomfort.

“As a preventive measure I had kept him out against Atalanta and he had recovered well. Then he got hurt against Lecce.”

Not Arsenal’s fault

Mkhitaryan must have undergone a medical at Roma, and it should have been picked up then that the Armenia international was injured.

Roma should still not be too concerned, as the former United midfielder will get fully fit in the coming weeks, and he could develop into a very important player for the Italian club in their quest to have a successful season.

Headcoach Paulo Fonseca of AS Roma gestures during the UEFA Europa League match between Wolfsberger AC and AS Roma at Merkur Arena on October 3, 2019 in Graz, Austria.

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