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Henrikh Mkhitaryan: Roma believe in me more than Arsenal

Henrikh Mkhitaryan is happy to be have swapped Arsenal for AS Roma.

The midfielder is on a season-long loan at Roma from the Gunners.

He told Four Four Two: "I know my qualities and what I can do. Maybe I could not accept being on the bench in some games. I am 30 years old and I like playing football, not sitting on the bench to waste my time.

"(Unai) Emery and technical director Raul Sanllehi assured me that I was important for Arsenal, but I went to Roma because they believed more in me.

"The loan is for one year, but everything is possible and I don't close the door. Now, I'm happy with Roma. At the end of the season, we'll discuss and decide what to do."

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