Mkhitaryan admits he was unhappy at Arsenal and unsuited to English football

Henrikh Mkhitaryan has revealed his unhappiness with life in the Premier League and suggests he didn’t fit English football.

The Arsenal midfielder joined Italian side Roma on a season-long loan deal earlier this month, having endured a disappointing spell since moving to the Emirates in 2018.

The 30-year-old also previously struggled during a spell at Manchester United, and Mkhitaryan admits he needed a change to ‘enjoy playing football’ again.

“I have to enjoy playing football, no matter the place. In England, I no longer felt happy,” the Armenian said at a press conference in Rome.

“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.”

“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 from playing football again.

“Now I am in Rome and I focus on them. This is not a step backwards as great football is played here. I wanted to change scenery and for me it is an opportunity to be seized.”

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