Arsenal attacker Henrikh Mkhitaryan will be next week Wednesday to participate in the Europa League final in Baku. The London club is too much to worry about the safety of the Armenian in the capital of Azerbaijan.
“We have all the possibilities examined to ensure that “Micki” in the selection can sit, but after consultation with “Micki” and his family, we have collectively decided that he is not to Baku will travel”, says Arsenal Tuesday in a statement on his site.
Due to political tensions between Armenia and Azerbaijan was the question of whether the thirty years Mkhitaryan active could be in the Europa League final against Chelsea. There are no diplomatic ties between the two countries because of the tensions in Nagorno-Karabakh, a region in the Southern Caucasus.
Mkhitaryan struck in the past, which is often the competitions of clubs in Azerbaijan. So was the top scorer of all times of the republic of Armenia (27 goals) last year, in October, not in the selection of Arsenal for the team contest against Qarabag FK.
“We have in a letter to the UEFA our great concern about this situation,” writes Arsenal. “‘Micki’ was a key player on the way to the final and it is a big loss for us that he can’t play in the final battle. We are also sad that a player because of this kind of circumstances a major European final must miss it.”
The UEFA, in a statement to news agency Press Association that the association has worked with Arsenal for guarantees of the government of Azerbaijan about the safety of Mkhitaryan. “There was, therefore, a comprehensive plan for the safety of the player. But we respect his personal choice not to travel.”
“We’re very disappointed to announce that @HenrikhMkh will not be travelling with the squad for our #UELfinal against Chelsea.”
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Ambassador ensured safety Mkhitaryan
Mkhitaryan played this season in eleven of the fourteen Europe League matches of Arsenal, without a goal or an assist.
Tahir Taghizadeh, ambassador of Azerbaijan in the United Kingdom, told Monday on Sky Sports News that he is the safety of Mkhitaryan in Baku, azerbaijan was able to ensure that the player has direct contact with him could record about his security situation,
“I can guarantee that the government of Azerbaijan will try to ensure the safety of every fan, player and coach to guarantee,” said Taghizadeh.
“The problem of Mkhitaryan is that he is a busy part of Azerbaijan has visited without the permission of the government of Azerbaijan (Azerbaijan sees Nagorno-Karabakh as Armenia occupied territory, ed.). As a result, he on a black list, but he’ll just get security guarantees.”
The Europa League final between Chelsea and Arsenal begins Wednesday 29 may at 21: 00 in the Olympic Stadium in Baku.