The Armenian midfielder says Giallorossi boss Paulo Fonseca is delivering far better football than his former Gunners manager.
Henrikh Mkhitaryan has admitted life with Roma is a lot more enjoyable than his final few months with Arsenal under former manager Unai Emery.
The 31-year-old Armenia global made just one Premier League appearance for the Gunners in 2019-20 prior to making the season-long loan change to Serie A in mid-September.
He has since featured 13 times including eight starts and scored six goals in forcing Roma up to the current standing of the fifth spot.
Mkhitaryan says he is”feeling much better” at Roma and that he favors Paulo Fonseca’s soccer to what Emery practiced at Arsenal.
“When I was at Arsenal, I had different things asked from me from the coach, people were anticipating different things from here,” the attacking midfielder told The Times.
“The doctrine of Emery was distinct from Fonseca, but here I am feeling much better because we are playing soccer and I believe it matched me.
“I prefer Fonseca’s football because we are playing very offensively, we’re trying to get the ball all of the time of course I like this kind of game.”
The Armenian’s loan spell is up in June and doesn’t include an option to purchase and admits his future is currently up in the air.
“I can not say anything right now since the season is ceased, we don’t know when we’ll start playing again and what’s going to happen in the summer.
“Football changes so quickly. One day you’re here, the other you’re there. You don’t know what can happen and what will happen with you.”
Mkhitaryan like many in the country is having to sit out the coronavirus outbreak which has ravaged the nation with over 7,500 lives currently lost.
“We are trying,” he said. “It’s not easy. In this tough moment, you can not do many things. You can just stay home to be safe and wait for everything to be solved.
“I’m waking up, having breakfast, talking with family members about different things: the virus, life, the future, the past.
“Then in the evening I am trying to watch a movie, with the family or occasionally on my own.
“Besides that, we have the programme from the team for training at home, so I’m trying to keep myself healthy.
“When I heard the situation was not the best and everybody was asking us to stay home, I stopped going outside for a walk or a jog.
“It’s better to stay indoors and be an example to everyone, to show them that this is more important, to follow the rules and be at home.”