Justin Kluivert hopes Henrikh Mkhitaryan will stay at Roma amid Arsenal swap deal speculation

first_img Comment Advertisement Metro Sport ReporterFriday 19 Jun 2020 8:16 amShare this article via facebookShare this article via twitterShare this article via messengerShare this with Share this article via emailShare this article via flipboardCopy link4.3kShares Justin Kluivert hopes Henrikh Mkhitaryan will stay at Roma amid Arsenal swap deal speculation Mkhitaryan would prefer to stay at Roma (Picture: Getty Images)‘He [Mkhitaryan] transfers his experience to the team and certainly to me.‘I look up to a player who has already experienced as much as he has. ‘He has had a great career and seen many big clubs. I can certainly learn from that. ‘We talk a lot anyway because we play in roughly the same positions and he occasionally gives me tips or emphasizes what I do well. ‘I listen to that because he has experienced it all.’More: Arsenal FCArsenal flop Denis Suarez delivers verdict on Thomas Partey and Lucas Torreira movesThomas Partey debut? Ian Wright picks his Arsenal starting XI vs Manchester CityArsene Wenger explains why Mikel Arteta is ‘lucky’ to be managing ArsenalWhen Mkhitaryan was quizzed about his own future earlier this month, he admitted that while his preference is to stay at Roma, he wouldn’t ‘complain’ if he has to return to the Emirates.‘Of course I would like to be at Roma next season, not only next season [but] for another few years,’ Mkhitaryan said in an interview on Futbol with Grant Wahl.‘I’m not complaining, football life changes so quickly so you have to be ready to play wherever you are‘If not in Rome, I’m going to go back and play for Arsenal, if not, I’m going to stay here and play for Rome.’MORE: Dimitar Berbatov fears David Luiz has made ‘one too many’ mistakes at ArsenalMORE: Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang apologises to Arsenal fans after Manchester City defeatFollow Metro Sport across our social channels, on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram.For more stories like this, check our sport page. The two wingers could be trading places (Picture: Getty Images)Justin Kluivert wants Arsenal’s on-loan winger Henrikh Mkhitaryan to stay at Roma next season amid speculation of a potential swap deal between the two players.Mkhitaryan was shipped out on a season-long loan to Italy at the start of the campaign after being deemed surplus to requirements by former Gunners boss Unai Emery.Despite multiple injuries, the 31-year-old has impressed on the pitch, registering six goals and just three assists in 13 Serie A appearances.Reports claim that Arsenal have opened talks with Roma to swap Mkhitaryan for their 21-year-old winger Kluivert in a player-plus-cash deal.ADVERTISEMENTWhen asked about the rumours, the Dutch forward refused to be drawn on his own future, but maintained that he would like to see Roma’s on-loan stars Mkhitaryan and Manchester United’s Chris Smalling remain at the club.AdvertisementAdvertisement‘I’m just happy with his [Mkhitaryan’s] help and hope he and Chris Smalling will stay here after this season,’ Kluivert toldVoetballzone.‘They are top players for us. Advertisementlast_img

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