Henrikh Mkhitaryan’s failure to convince Unai Emery last season saw Arsenal allow him to join AS Roma on a season-long loan deal on deadline day of the European transfer window.
The Armenia international scored on his Serie A debut against Sassuolo and registered an assist in the Giallorossi’s 1-0 victory over Lecce last weekend.
Following the last tie, he complained of discomfort and after undergoing further tests, it was confirmed the former Manchester United man has strained his “adductor muscle in his right thigh”, which will keep him out of action for the next three weeks.
The Italian side travel to Germany to face Wolfsburg in the Europa League tie on Thursday and in his pre-match press conference, Roma manager Paulo Fonseca was asked if Mkhitaryan arrived at the club carrying an injury from Arsenal.
Fonseca said, as quoted by TuttoMercatoWeb: “He was already complaining of a discomfort to the adductor and with this density of matches it was clear he could feel some discomfort,”
“As a preventive measure I had kept him out with Atalanta and he had recovered well. Then he got hurt against Lecce.”
Roma will hope these issues don’t continue for the rest of the season.