Arsenal are yet to get a confirmation from UEFA regarding the security of Henrikh Mkhitaryan in the Europa League final.
The Armenian resident didn’t feature in the earlier group stage matches held in Azerbaijan due to security concerns and uncertainty is hovering over his availability in the Europa League final in Baku.
The North Londoners finished fifth in the Premier League and need to get the better of their London rivals Chelsea to secure a Champions League place next season.
Azerbaijan doesn’t share a very cordial relationship with Armenia and it’s very difficult for an Armenian citizen to enter the country.
Arsenal earlier requested UEFA to boost the security measures in a bid to ensure Mkhitaryan’s safety but the European football’s governing body is yet to make a call on the decision.
“Acceptable guarantees have not been received yet, and we hope that Uefa will be able to supply these promptly. We are of course hugely concerned that the location of the final could lead to Micki not being able to play in a European final.”
An Azerbaijan Foreign ministry official assured of all cooperation but if UEFA doesn’t provide assurance the Gunners are unlikely to take the risk with the player.