Arsenal decided to keep €25m-rated playmaker amid several offers

Henrikh Mkhitaryan will reportedly come back to the London club this summer as Giallorossi have been put off by his £20m valuation from Arsenal. Armenia international joined Roma on a season-long loan deal last summer, and Henrikh has chipped in with four goals and one assist in 15 matches.

Injuries have been a problem though, as Henrokh has missed 16 matches across all tournaments in total due to setbacks at various times of the campaign. In turn, that in itself could be enough to raise doubts for the Serie A giants over a permanent deal, but it’s not the overriding factor which could scupper an extended stay in Roma for him.

Gunners value him at £20m, and so unless they are willing to lower their demands, it’s suggested that the Italian club will snub the option of signing him permanently. It’s recommended that Giallorossi had an £8.5m offer rejected by Arsenal last month, and coupled with the fact that his deal is winding down next year, it doesn’t look to make much sense in splashing out such a massive fee on him.

With that in mind, it stays to be seen if Gunners see alternative buyers emerge for the Armenian attacker as if not, they will inevitably be forced to compromise and try to reach a deal with Roma. Having continued to bolster and with the Spanish manager likely to want to stamp his mark on the squad this summer with his reinforcements, it doesn’t appear as though the 31-year-old attacker has a future at the London club.