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.
“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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