13:10  +04,  May 28, 2019

Chelsea arrive in Baku

Chelsea footballers on Tuesday arrived in the Azerbaijani capital city of Baku, where they will face Arsenal in their UEFA Europa League final, the Chelsea press service reported.

Arsenal, however, had arrived at the event venue on May 25, and they already have conducted two training sessions there.

Arsenal and Chelsea will lock horns in their Europa League final, which is slated for Wednesday in Baku.

But due to security concerns, Armenia national squad captain and Arsenal midfielder Henrikh Mkhitaryan has decided not to join the Gunners in this match.

And Arsenal criticized UEFA for holding this game in the capital city of Azerbaijan.

Earlier, both UEFA and Azerbaijani authorities had given Arsenal and Mkhitaryan security guarantees. But the London club 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 clubs.

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