Henrikh Mkhitaryan quotes about leaving Arsenal are fake
On Wednesday, stories spread that Henrikh Mkhitaryan had confirmed that his time at Arsenal was over.
Italian paper Corriere dello Sport caused the storm, in an article titled: Mkhitaryan’s message to Arsenal to stay in Rome.
In the report, written by Jacopo Aliprandi, the following quote was attributed to Mkhitaryan::
My time in London is over, I hope (Arsenal) manage to find an agreement with Rome because my desire is to stay.
Jacopo Aliprandi noted that Mkhitaryan had made that statement “a few days ago”.
However, according to the Armenian’s agent, Mino Raiola, this quote was fabricated.
Mino Raiola scolds media for spreading fake Henrikh Mkhitaryan quotes
Super agent Mino Raiola uses his social media accounts sparingly.
However, he’s piped up on Thursday to scold the media for spreading the fake Henrikh Mkhitaryan quotes.
In a simple message posted in Italian and English, Raiola wrote:
Mkhitaryan did not send any message to Arsenal.
Specially in times like these, fake news are completely unacceptable.
Raiola tagged Mkhitaryan in his caption.
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For what’s it worth, Corriere dello Sport also claimed that Raiola is currently shopping Mkhitaryan around for sale.
Moreover, Mkhitaryan was valued by CdS at 10 million euros.
What’s going to happen to Arsenal’s Mkhitaryan?
It’s difficult to see how Mkhitaryan, 31, breaks into the Arsenal team anytime soon.
Mkhitaryan joined Arsenal in 2019 from Man United, in a deal involving Alexis Sanchez’s move to Old Trafford.
This season, Mkhitaryan has been out on loan at Roma. However, that deal expires when the campaign ends.
Mkhitaryan has one more year on his deal with Arsenal.
This article was edited by Conor Laird.