21 May 2019

Armenian footballer Mkhitaryan to miss Europa League final over Azerbaijan safety fears

There is already anger among Chelsea and Arsenal fans that their Europa League cup final next week is being played in the capital of Azerbaijan, nearly 3,000 miles away.

Now Arsenal have announced that one of their star players, Henrikh Mkhitaryan, will not play in Baku as he fears for his safety on the pitch.

That’s because there are political tensions between Azerbaijan and Mkhitaryan’s native Armenia.