Armenia midfielder, Henrikh Mkhitaryan revealed has explained why he left Arsenal for AS Roma.
The former Borussia Dortmund star completed a deadline day move to AS Roma, despite playing in Arsenal’s match against Tottenham Hotspur.
He also stated that one of the reasons why he left Arsenal was because he isn’t enjoying football at the club.
“Now I am in Rome and I focus on the Serie A. This is not a step backwards as a great football is played here. I wanted to change air and for me, it is an opportunity to be seized,” Mkhitaryan was quoted by Calciomercato.
“I have to enjoy playing football, no matter the place. In England, I no longer felt this pleasure.
“The messages after the two national matches made me happy, but now I have to concentrate on Rome. I will never give up and I will fight to the end. I’m not afraid of pressure, I’m used to having already played with great teams.
“I know that the slightest mistake is criticized while good performance is exalted. If you agree to play soccer you must be ready to face criticism. Series A is a great opportunity, I accepted immediately with enthusiasm. We didn’t even talk about money.”