Tuesday September 17 2019
Dzeko hopes for long Mkhi stay

Edin Dzeko has revealed that “hopefully Henrikh Mkhitaryan can stay a long time” at Roma after making an instant impact.

Mkhitaryan only joined Roma at the beginning of the month, but the Arsenal loanee has already caught the eye, scoring on his debut in a 4-2 win against Sassuolo at the weekend.

“I expect it from him. I know him as a great player, and he is a very good addition to our attacking team who wants to play football,” Dzeko told Sky Sports.

“I am one hundred per cent sure he is going to be a big help for us. I was definitely happy to see this transfer happen.

“After we played for our national teams and he scored two goals against us I told him ‘my friend, next games you have to score for Roma as well!’

“He’s a great pro. I remember him also from Borussia Dortmund times and he will be a big player for us. Hopefully, he can stay a long time here.

“Hopefully he will [stay]. He will see that we are playing football here and immediately he scored a goal, so hopefully he can have more goals and a lot of assists for us.”

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