Arsenal’s Henrikh Mkhitaryan To Miss Europa League Tie With Qarabag Due To Armenia-Azerbaijan Political Tensions

Henrikh Mkhitaryan. PHOTO/ COURTESY
Henrikh Mkhitaryan. PHOTO/ COURTESY

Arsenal will make do without midfielder Henrikh Mkhitaryan for their Thursday’s Europa League fixture away to Qarabag KF in Baku, Azerbaijan.

Armenians are not allowed entry into Azerbaijan over a long standing dispute over Nagorno-Karabakh region.

The government can nonetheless allow exceptions but due to security concerns Henrikh did not make the 6-hour journey.

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“Safety and security of our players and staff is always a top priority,” said a club spokesman. “We will be looking into this situation, talk to the player and make a decision after that.”

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