Mkhitaryan to miss Europa League final in Baku
Arsenal midfielder Henrikh Mkhitaryan will not play in the Europa League final against Chelsea on 29 May, the statement was published on the football club's website.
"We are very disappointed to announce that Henrikh Mkhitaryan will not be travelling with the squad for our Uefa Europa League final against Chelsea. 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 travelling party," the statement reads.
"We have written to Uefa expressing our deep concerns about this situation. Micki has been a key player in our run to the final so this is a big loss for us from a team perspective. We’re also very sad that a player will miss out on a major European final in circumstances such as this, as it is something that comes along very rarely in a footballer’s career," the club added.
Azerbaijan's ambassador to the UK Tahir Taghizadeh said earlier that the Azerbaijani authorities will provide safety and security for every fan, player and staff member coming to the game.