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  • Joshua JonesMay 16, 20197:12 pm

    ARSENAL have been forced to step in after some fans have been denied a visa for their Europa League final in Azerbaijan.

    The Gunners have held talks with the Foreign Office after the club's British-Armenian season ticket holders have been told they won't be allowed in the country.

    According to The Times, Arsenal want the Azerbaijan government to make an exception so loyal fans can watch the clash against Chelsea on May 29.

    There are huge political tensions between Azerbaijan and neighbouring Armenia.

    And it appears to also prevent Arsenal's Henrikh Mkhitaryan from taking part in the final for security reasons.

  • Joshua JonesMay 16, 20196:11 pm

    ARSENAL are not optimistic Henrikh Mkhitaryan will be available for their Europa League final with Chelsea, according to reports.

    It is understood the club are becoming increasingly resigned to the fact they may well have to leave the midfielder at home when they travel to Baku.

    According to the Guardian, there is 'significant anger' at the club as a player is 'essentially forced to miss such a major match over safety issues' which are out of his – or Arsenal's – control.

    Mkhitaryan is understandably disappointed that his safety cannot be guaranteed due to political tensions between Azerbaijan – where the final is being played – and his home country of Armenia.

    Even the Gunners' injured players such as Hector Bellerin and Rob Holding will make the trip despite knowing they will not be involved in the game against Prem rivals Chelsea.

    No other Arsenal midfielder has played more minutes in this season's Europa League than the former Borussia Dortmund and Manchester United man.

    And his experience in the final of the competition – he scored two years ago when the Red Devils beat Ajax – could have proved crucial.

  • Joshua JonesMay 16, 20195:36 pm

    AJAX do not want to sell Arsenal target Donny van de Beek this summer, insists director of football Marc Overmars.

    Barcelona, Real Madrid and Tottenham have also indicated their interest in the midfielder following his incredible spell of form.

    Van de Beek has been with the Dutch giants since 2008, but the club are not willing to cash in on him just yet.

    Overmars told De Telegraaf: “He has gone through a stormy development and for that he must be rewarded.

    “We don't want to lose Donny.”

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