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Rejuvenated Mkhitaryan inspiring Roma to title challenge

With the Armenian helping his side to stay in touch with Serie A’s title chasers ahead of Sunday’s clash with Inter Milan

The 31-year-old spent one-and-a-half seasons at Manchester United before joining Arsenal as part of Alexis Sanchez’s move the other way in January 2018, before enduring another frustrating spell in north London.

Following an injury-hit 2019-20 campaign while on loan in Serie A, Mkhitaryan signed for Roma permanently after his Arsenal contract was terminated last year, and now fully fit, Mkhitaryan is producing his best football again.

“He is very smart, one of the smartest I’ve ever trained,” Roma coach Paulo Fonseca said after his side’s 3-1 win at Crotone on Wednesday, a game in which Mkhitaryan scored one and made another.

“The main thing is to win every game, not worry about who we are playing against,” Fonseca added.

“He knows how to find spaces like few others.”

“Obviously Inter are a great side and it will be a different sort of match, but we will play with the same desire to win. We have always played to win against the big teams.”

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