Arsenal had a busy summer transfer window in terms of incoming deals with Dani Ceballos, Nicolas Pepe, Kieran Tierney and David Luiz all signing for the club.
Offloading players proved slightly more problematic and in certain cases, the Gunners have been forced to wait for European teams to finish moulding their squads.
One man has departed the club today, however, that will delight a lot of Arsenal supporters.
Armenian international Henrikh Mkhitaryan was part of the deal which saw Alexis Sanchez join Manchester United back in 2018.
Today he joined Roma on loan for the 2019/20 campaign (Official Website), delighting supporters in the process.
His Arsenal career may have gone slightly better than Sanchez’s at United, but nonetheless he’s hardly set the Emirates Stadium alight.
He has made 59 appearances for the Gunners, scoring nine goals and registering 13 assists.
Mkhitaryan has failed to nail down a regular place in the side and joining the Serie A outfit perhaps hands him the fresh start he is desperately craving.
Following the club’s decision to offload the man with 84 international caps, supporters have taken to Twitter to discuss the departure.
Here is a selection of Tweets with regards to Arsenal finally offloading Mkhitaryan:
Hope he never returns
— Generational (@AdjustRankings) September 2, 2019
Should really be a win win. I could see him doing well in Italy 🙌🏼 And with his wages off the books (As well as Monreal and Elneny) that’ll be a huge boost come the January window 🔥
— Always Catching Envy (@CatchingEnvy) September 2, 2019
Now for Mustafi and Xhaka
— Ope (@OObakin8) September 2, 2019
All the best, Mkhi. You’ve always given us 100%, that’s all we can ask. I’m sure you’ll do well in Italy.
— Darren (@DF_Arsenal) September 2, 2019
please dont come back 😂
— HEZEKIAH TOOGOOD 🏴 AFC (@49undefeated04) September 2, 2019
Mustafi shaking in his boots as we speak
— Jay (@PEPESZNN) September 2, 2019
Go boss it mkhi
— Savage Gooner (@OTF_Bmagic) September 2, 2019
Hope he does really well there and feels like home so that Roma signs him permanently. Goodluck Mkhi.
— Sir Jenkinson (@theEpicGooner) September 2, 2019
Don't come back.
— Centti (@Centhiva) September 2, 2019
Thank you for nothing!
— CYMOH ™🇰🇪 ❁ (@ProfCymOhAFC) September 2, 2019
This is your chance to shine Reiss Nelson , don’t blow it #Afc
— WvNDE (@BlaccMajek) September 2, 2019
Just don't return mikhi
— Ams (@Ams77805679) September 2, 2019
HALLELUJAH!!! I LOVE YOU RAUL! BUT MUSTAFI IS STILL HERE😩
— KING (@_IKENNA_) September 2, 2019