Roma legend Francesco Totti is assured that Henrikh Mkhitaryan’s mortgage swap to the membership will be a success, regardless of his struggles for type at Arsenal.
The 30-year-old scored six Premier League objectives in 25 appearances final season and made three appearances for the Gunners this marketing campaign, earlier than leaving for the Italian capital on mortgage.
However, the Armenian has struggled to provide his greatest type frequently and has been in and out of the beginning line-up at the Emirates.
With the arrival of Nicolas Pepe and the emergence of the likes of Joe Willock and Reiss Nelson, Mkhitaryan was deemed surplus to necessities and was shipped off to Serie A.
He remains to be but to make his debut for Roma, however when it comes, Totti is definite he will impress.
‘Mkhitaryan can bring quality and quantity, so it’s a good transfer,’ Totti advised Sky Sports Italia, through Football.London.
‘He hasn’t all the time performed frequently over the past two years at Arsenal, however I hope he can really feel at house at Roma.
‘The fans will certainly appreciate him here, as he has great technique and is eager to prove himself.’
The former Manchester United man confirmed some type as he scored twice in a powerful 4-2 win over Bosnia-Herzegovina for Armenia on Sunday and might make his Roma debut this Sunday in opposition to Sassuolo.
Totti could be optimistic about Mkhitaryan’s impression in Rome, however he doesn’t suppose his former facet will be difficult for the Serie A title this season, nor will they make the highest three.
‘I still maintain Juventus are the team to beat this season,’ Totti advised Radio Radio. ‘As they’re sturdy each as a group and a membership, however this 12 months Inter and Napoli strengthened and I see a completely different kind of marketing campaign.
‘I think the top three are already decided, then anything can happen after that. Unfortunately, Roma can only hope to fight for fourth place. That is the reality of the situation, seeing what happened in pre-season.’