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Sport'I have to enjoy playing football... in England, I no longer felt this pleasure': Henrikh Mkhitaryan hoping Roma loan will rekindle passion he lost at Arsenal

17:50  10 september  2019
17:50  10 september  2019 Source:   dailymail.co.uk

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Henrikh Mkhitaryan (Armenian: Հենրիխ Մխիթարյան, [hɛnˈɾiχ məχitʰɑˈɾjɑn] (listen); born 21 January 1989) is an Armenian professional footballer who plays for Italian club Roma

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'I have to enjoy playing football... in England, I no longer felt this pleasure': Henrikh Mkhitaryan hoping Roma loan will rekindle passion he lost at Arsenal © Reuters REUTERS/Anton Vaganov

Henrikh Mkhitaryan is hoping he can rediscover his passion for football at Roma after losing it in England.

The Armenia international joined Roma on a season-long loan from Arsenal on European deadline day after struggling to find his best form and being left surplus to requirements under Unai Emery.

And speaking at his Roma unveiling on Tuesday, the 30-year-old, who was at Manchester United before moving to Arsenal, claimed he wanted a change of scenery to rekindle his love of the game.

'I have to enjoy playing football... in England, I no longer felt this pleasure': Henrikh Mkhitaryan hoping Roma loan will rekindle passion he lost at Arsenal © Provided by Associated Newspapers Limited Henrikh Mkhitaryan sealed a season-long loan move to Roma on European deadline day

He said: 'Now I am in Rome and I focus on them. This is not a step backwards as great football is played here. I wanted to change scenery and for me it is an opportunity to be seized.

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'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 have to enjoy playing football... in England, I no longer felt this pleasure': Henrikh Mkhitaryan hoping Roma loan will rekindle passion he lost at Arsenal © Provided by Associated Newspapers Limited The Armenian playmaker struggled to find his best form at Arsenal under manager Unai Emery

'I will never give up and I will fight to the end. I'm not afraid of pressure, I'm used to it having already played with great teams.

'I know that the slightest mistake is criticised while a good performance is exalted. If you agree to play football you must be ready to face criticism.

'Serie A is a great opportunity, I accepted immediately with enthusiasm. We didn't even talk about money.'

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Mkhitaryan joined Arsenal from Man United in swap deal for Alexis Sanchez. I don't have anything to prove to anyone. I just have to enjoy myself, do my best and at the end I will see where I Although Mkhitaryan joined United, he has been a self-confessed Arsenal fan for over a decade having fallen

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