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According to the Daily Star, with several players likely to be on their way following the debacle against Chelsea. Arsenal are about to undergo reconstruction.
A video published by 'SNTV' showed the Azeri police stopping and identifying a couple of fans which were wearing Mkhitaryan shirts. The Armenian will not play in the final because of the political conflict between Armenia and Azerbaijan.
Henrikh Mkhitaryan will not be able to play in the final in Baku due to political conflict, but his teammates wanted to dedicate a nice gesture to him by wearing t-shirts with his name on - something that UEFA have announced that they will not allow.
Arsenal and Chelsea have returned over half of their combined allocation of 12,000 tickets for next week's Europa League final due to the difficulty and great expense for fans travelling to Azerbaijan.
Shkodran Mustafi says Arsenal want to win the Europa League for team-mate Henrikh Mkhitaryan, who will not play due to safety concerns.
Arsenal will be without Henrikh Mkhitaryan in Baku, but Unai Emery understands why the player will not travel to the Europa League final.
After Arsenal confirmed midfielder Henrikh Mkhitaryan will not travel to the Europa League final, UEFA issued its response.
Arsenal have confirmed Henrikh Mkhitaryan will not be traveling to Baku for the Europa League final over safety fears. Armenia, Mkhitaryan's native land, and Azerbaijan, the ground for the Europa League final, broke relations in 1994 due to ongoing conflict between the two countries during the 80s and 90s. It is not the first time the player is sidelined for his nationality, as this year he did not travel to play against Qarabag for the same reasons.
Arsenal's Armenian player Henrikh Mkhitaryan faces a major dilemma ahead of the final of the Europa League. Arsenal will face Chelsea on 29th May in Baku, capital of Azerbaijan, a country with which Armenia has been in territorial conflict for three decades.
Because Armenia, the home country of Mkhitaryan, and Azerbaijan, the ground for the Europa League final broke relations in 1994, the Arsenal player may not figure in the final against Chelsea. This year he did not travel to play against Qarabag.
Mesut Ozil made the most of being handed a rare start by Arsenal boss Unai Emery as the German masterminded a 5-1 victory over Bournemouth on Wednesday to keep the Gunners in pole position for a top-four finish in the Premier League.