Henrikh Mkhitaryan has admitted life with Roma is far more enjoyable than his final few months with Arsenal under former manager Unai Emery.
The 31-year-old Armenia international made just one Premier League appearance for the Gunners in 2019-20 before making the season-long loan switch to Serie A in mid-September.
He has since featured 13 times including eight starts and scored six goals in driving Roma up to a current standing of fifth spot.
Mkhitaryan says he is “feeling much better” at Roma and that he prefers Paulo Fonseca’s football to what Emery practiced at Arsenal.
He had been finding his best form for Roma just before coronavirus brought the season to a grinding halt, scoring three goals and assisting two in four Serie A matches.
“When I was at Arsenal, I had different things asked from me by the coach, people were expecting different things from here,” the attacking midfielder told The Times.
“The philosophy of Emery was different from Fonseca, but here I’m feeling much better because we’re playing better football and I think it matched me.
“I prefer Fonseca’s football because we’re playing very offensively, we’re trying to have the ball all the time here and of course I like this kind of game.”