Europa League final without Mkhitaryan


Henrikh Mkhitaryan will be missing Arsenal in the final of the Europa League against Chelsea. The Armenians travel due to security concerns in the Azerbaijani capital of Baku.

It had already been suspected, now confirmed to Europa League Finalist Arsenal, that offensive star Henrikh Mkhitaryan due to security concerns, not to the final on may 29. May come against the London rivals Chelsea FC in Baku. “We are very disappointed to have to report that Henrikh Mkhitaryan will not travel with the team to the Europa League final against Chelsea. We have examined all the options, after a discussion with Micki and his family together decided that he will not be travelling,” – said in a message, the Arsenal spread via Twitter.

The reason for the Concerns of the club and players, the conflict between Azerbaijan and Armenia over the Region of Nagorno-Karabakh. Arsenal had set out, according to the UEFA, in a Letter to the concerns of the Association against a sweep in the capital of the autocratically ruled country.

This season, the Londoners played in the group stage of the Europa League in Azerbaijan against Qarabag Agdam, scored in the away match (3:0) due to the conflict at the time the former Dortmund. The BVB had concerns took the Armenian Mkhitaryan in 2015, with the away game at Azerbaijani club FK Gabala – also because of security.

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