Arsenal’s Nigeria midfielder Alex Iwobi has expressed his view with respect to Armenia national football squad captain and Arsenal midfielder Henrikh Mkhitaryan’s decision on not joining them in their UEFA Europa League final in Baku, The Guardian reported.
Iwobi said it is “very upsetting” Mkhitaryan will miss out of the opportunity to guarantee Arsenal a spot in the Champions League, but added: “We’re going to fight and hopefully win the trophy, not just for us but for him,” The Guardian reported.
As reported earlier, Arsenal will lock horns with Chelsea in their Europa League final which is slated for May 29, in the Azerbaijani capital city of Baku.
UEFA and Azerbaijani authorities had given Arsenal and Mkhitaryan security guarantees, but the London club on Tuesday announced that after discussions with the Armenian midfielder and his family, they have decided not to take the footballer with them to Baku.
In the past, Mkhitaryan has missed two away European cup matches with Azerbaijani club