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Arsenal midfielder Henrikh Mkhitaryan undergoes his medical with Roma

Henrikh Mkhitryan has undergone his medical in Italy ahead of completing his last-ditch loan move from Arsenal to Roma.

The Armenian midfielder, who has largely been a disappointing signing from Manchester United, touched down at Fiumicino Airport at around 10am and swiftly held up a Roma scarf for fans and photographers, also posing for pictures with excited fans.

Mkhitryan is set to seal a season-long loan deal, with Roma having an option to buy him at the end of the season. 

Henrikh Mkhitryan was pictured during his medical with Roma on Monday morning

Henrikh Mkhitryan was pictured during his medical with Roma on Monday morning

Mkhitaryan proudly held up a Roma scarf after flying into Italy to seal his transfer

Mkhitaryan proudly held up a Roma scarf after flying into Italy to seal his transfer

The Arsenal midfielder poses for a picture with an excited Roma fan at the airport

The Arsenal midfielder poses for a picture with an excited Roma fan at the airport

Mkhitaryan came off the bench in the north London derby but is now set to leave on loan

Mkhitaryan came off the bench in the north London derby but is now set to leave on loan

The Serie A outfit will pay a loan fee as well as covering the 30-year-old’s wages for the duration of the loan.  

He has struggled for form since joining the Gunners from Manchester United in an exchange deal with Alexis Sanchez – who has already departed for Inter Milan this summer.

Mkhitaryan came off the bench in Arsenal’s 2-2 draw with north London rivals Tottenham on Sunday but now looks ready to leave the Emirates Stadium. 

He has struggled for form since joining Arsenal in an exchange deal with Alexis Sanchez

He has struggled for form since joining Arsenal in an exchange deal with Alexis Sanchez

Mkhitaryan touched down in Rome on Monday

Roma will have the option to buy him at the end of the loan period

Mkhitaryan touched down in Rome on Monday, and Roma will have the option to buy him later

Original article: https://www.dailymail.co.uk/sport/football/article-7418495/Arsenal-midfielder-Henrikh-Mkhitaryan-flies-Roma-medical-ahead-ditch-loan-move.html?ns_mchannel=rss&ito=1490&ns_campaign=1490

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