Henrikh Mkhitaryan miss next Wednesday’s final, Arsenal against Chelsea in the Europa League. Arsenal dares not to have him in the squad for the finals in Baku.
Arsenal hesitated longer to the Armenian selection. Reason for this are the political tensions between Armenia and Azerbaijan, that the final of the Europa League in the capital, Baku.
“We have all of the options explored”, let Arsenal in a statement to know. “We have with “Micki” and his family talked and collectively decided that he doesn’t go. We have the UEFA approached and let them know that we are very concerned about this situation. Micki was an important player for us on the way to the final. So this is a big loss for us. We are also very sad that a player due to circumstances such as this a European final goes wrong.”
Azerbaijan assures that the Armenian Arsenal midfielder Henrikh Mkhitaryan in the final of the Europa League against Chelsea in safety can play. The final battle is on the 29th place in the Azerbaijani capital Baku. Azerbaijan calls on the Gunners to sport and politics do not mix.
“Despite the difficult relationship between Azerbaijan and Armenia may Mkhitaryan the final play,” explains Leyla Abdullayeva, woordvoerdster of the Azerbaijani diplomacy, the news agency AFP.