09:10  +04,  May 22, 2019

Arsenal teammates applaud Mkhitaryan’s decision

Before their training, Armenia national football squad captain Henrikh Mkhitaryan has told his Arsenal teammates he will not be joining them in their UEFA Europa League final in Baku, and every single teammate applauded his decision.

Arsenal will lock horns with Chelsea in the final which is slated for May 29, in the Azerbaijani capital city.

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 along with them to Baku.

In the past, Mkhitaryan has missed two away European cup matches with Azerbaijani clubs.

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