Arsenal star Henrikh Mkhitaryan will not feature against Qarabag in the Europa League group stage game, according to ESPN’s London based Journalist Mattias Karen.
“I'm told Henrikh Mkhitaryan won't be making the trip to Azerbaijan for Thursday's game,” Karen wrote on Twitter.
“Player's own decision based on the security situation amid the Armenia-Azerbaijan conflict. Could be an issue for the final in Baku as well if Arsenal make it that far.”
The Gunners to play against Qarabag in Europa League this Thursday.
As it has been told before, Azerbaijan have banned Armenian citizens from entering the country over tensions between the bordering rivals.