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Issue of Henrikh Mhitaryan missing Europa League final raised at UK Parliament
“It is a scandal that Arsenal's Henrikh Mkhitaryan will miss the match of a lifetime next week because he is from Armenia and he fears for his safety at the Europa League final in Baku,” Tom Watson, MP for West Bromwich East and Deputy Leader of the Labour Party.
Arsenal fans launch petition to get Europa League final moved from Baku to Wembley
The '#BoycottBaku' campaign appeared on petition website change.org with the description revealing how a signature meant supporters 'will be taking a stand in solidarity' after news of Mkhitaryan's omission
Arsenal criticizes selection of Baku as Europa League host
There are relatively few flights to Baku from Western Europe, though more are being operated for the final, and prices are far above usual levels. "We have received many complaints from our fans about this and we fully share their concerns," Arsenal said.
The Times: British-Armenian Arsenal fans denied visas for Europa League final
According to the source, Arsenal have held talks with the Foreign Office in an attempt to help a number of British-Armenian season-ticket holders who have been denied a visa required to attend the Europa League final against Chelsea in Baku.