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Serie A: Arsenal loanee Henrikh Mkhitaryan unworried by massive pay cut in deadline-day AS Roma move

  • Deadline-day signing Henrikh Mkhitaryan says he didn't even think twice about a massive salary reduction before joining Roma in a loan deal from Arsenal

  • Speaking at Mkhitaryan's presentation on Tuesday, Roma sporting director Gianluca Petrachi stressed that the attacking midfielder accepted reduced pay

  • Mkhitaryan will reportedly earn 3 million euros ($3.3 million) this season with 1 million euros in potential bonuses � less than half of what he was making at Arsenal

Rome: Deadline-day signing Henrikh Mkhitaryan says he didn't even think twice about a massive salary reduction before joining Roma in a loan deal from Arsenal.

 Serie A: Arsenal loanee Henrikh Mkhitaryan unworried by massive pay cut in deadline-day AS Roma move

Roma player Henrikh Mkhitaryan pictured arriving at Rome's Fiumicino international airport. AP

Mkhitaryan says, "I got a call from my agent and I wanted to come, because it was a great opportunity for me. I didn't even have a discussion with my agent about money."

Speaking at Mkhitaryan's presentation on Tuesday, Roma sporting director Gianluca Petrachi stressed that the attacking midfielder accepted reduced pay.

Mkhitaryan will reportedly earn 3 million euros ($3.3 million) this season with 1 million euros in potential bonuses — less than half of what he was making at Arsenal.

Mkhitaryan says dwindling playing time at Arsenal spurred the move: "Maybe I was not fitting so well in English football, so I think a change was good. ... The last month at Arsenal I was not getting pleasure, so that's why I said it was better to come to Roma and to get happy and to get the pleasure from playing football again."

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Updated Date: Sep 10, 2019 19:43:55 IST