Arsenal’s Mkhitaryan to miss Europa League final over safety fears | The Guardian Nigeria News


Soccer Football – Europa League – Arsenal Media Day – Arsenal Training Centre, St Albans, Britain – May 21, 2019 Arsenal’s Henrikh Mkhitaryan during training Action Images via Reuters/John Sibley

Arsenal’s Armenian midfielder Henrikh Mkhitaryan will miss the Europa League final against Chelsea in Baku amid fears over his safety.

Mkhitaryan’s well-being was a concern for Arsenal due to the tense political dispute between Armenia and final hosts Azerbaijan.

The Premier League club have decided against Mkhitaryan travelling with the rest of Unai Emery’s squad for next Wednesday’s game.

“We are very disappointed to announce that Henrikh Mkhitaryan will not be travelling with the squad for our UEFA Europa League final against Chelsea,” an Arsenal statement announced on Tuesday.

“We have thoroughly explored all the options for Micki to be part of the squad but after discussing this with Micki and his family we have collectively agreed he will not be in our…

Source: Guardian Newspaper