Henrikh Mkhitaryan's participation in the Europa League final against Chelsea on May 29 has been under a shadow of doubt due to the ongoing conflict between Azerbaijan and Armenia, Mkhitaryan's native country
Liverpool manager Juergen Klopp has criticised the choice of Baku as the venue for this month's Europa League final and said soccer's European governing body UEFA needed to address the way it selected host cities.
A 4-2 win at the Mestalla gave Arsenal a convincing 7-3 aggregate victory over Valencia to take the London side to their first European final since 2006. They will face Chelsea in an all-English affair in Baku on May 29.
Chelsea coach Maurizio Sarri said it was tough for English clubs to reach the end of the season in the sort of shape required to win trophies because they have to play so many more matches than their European rivals.