Arsenal loanee Henrikh Mkhitaryan has made his desire to stay at Roma and leave Arsenal public, wanting to extend his current loan deal to a permanent one once it expires.
The Armenian moved to the Serie A back in September and so far has enjoyed quite a successful spell at Roma, scoring six goals and providing three assists in 13 Serie A games.
Whilst Roma do not have the option to sign Mkhitaryan in his current contract, yet he is hopeful of securing a permanent move to the club and stay for many seasons to come.
Speaking with Futbol, Mkhitaryan said that he likes "Rome as a city and AS Roma as a club, I wish I could stay here longer but it's not up to me."
Hopeful of a permanent move, he said that he is "training" and "learning Italian to improve", adding that "The club and the philosophy of the manager" suits him and he is enjoying playing football.
However, he added that he still loved life at Arsenal, saying that if he has "to go back to Arsenal", he's "not complaining". The Armenian currently has a €20 million price tag on him and his contract expires in the summer of 2021.