Arsenal have decided that the Armenian international will not travel with them to Azerbaijan to face Chelsea because they cannot guarantee his security due to political tension between the nations.
Henrikh Mkhitaryan will miss the Europa League final against Chelsea because his safety cannot be guaranteed.
In a statement released today, Arsenal made the decision to not travel with the Armenian midfielder to Azerbaijan because of security concerns.
“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 traveling party.”
The All-English final in Azerbaijan is set for May 29 – but the country’s political row with Armenia means it is impossible for Mkhitaryan to visit the country.