Henrikh Mkhitaryan has decided to not join his team-mates in Europa League final match against Chelsea in Baku next week. The player reportedly will not travel with the rest of his Arsenal teammates to Azerbaijan as the Armenian is concerned about his safety. His manager Unai Emery insists he respects the player’s decision to miss their important match.
UEFA has subsequently hit back The Gunners’ decision to leave Henrikh Mkhitaryan out of their Europa League final squad, claiming that the Gunners received assurances regarding the midfielder’s safety. But Unai Emery admits he understands Henrikh Mkhitaryan’s decision. He aware it is bad news for the team, but they cannot do anything for those issues. He said that he understands Henrikh Mkhitaryan’s decision is a personal decision and they all need to respect that. He also claimed that he already talked to Henrikh Mkhitaryan and he feels the player’s situation. He himself came from the Basque country and they had also a big political problem, therefore he understands the situation and couldn’t push him to come with The Gunners squad.
Henrikh Mkhitaryan Decision Is Taken For His Safety
UEFA has hit back at Arsenal over their decision to leave Henrikh Mkhitaryan out of their Europa League final squad, claiming the north London club received assurances regarding the Armenian’s safety from the highest authorities in Azerbaijan.
That decision is indeed not an easy one for the player nor the club. Mainly because the former Manchester United star has played a prominent role in Arsenal’s run to the final against Chelsea. But the 30-year-old player will take no part amid safety fears following discussions with his club.
On their official statements, mobile slot Malaysia sees Arsenal said that they have thoroughly explored all the options for Henrikh Mkhitaryan to be part of the squad but after discussing this with him and his family they have collectively agreed he will not be on their traveling party to Azerbaijan next week.