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Unai Emery speaks out on Henrikh Mkhitaryans Europa League problem with Arsenal

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LONDON, ENGLAND - AUGUST 12: Henrikh Mkhitaryan of Arsenal during the Premier League match between Arsenal FC and Manchester City at Emirates Stadium on August 12, 2018 in London, United Kingdom. (Photo by Stuart MacFarlane/Arsenal FC via Getty Images)
Henrikh Mkhitaryan could potentially miss the Europa League final with Arsenal. (Getty Images)

Unai Emery is hopeful that Arsenal can find a resolution for Henrikh Mkhitaryans potential inability to play in the clubs Europa League fixture against Azerbaijani side Qarabag FK.

Because of the conflict between Azerbaijan and Armenia over the Nagorno-Karabakh region, Armenians are banned from Azerbaijan.

As well as Arsenals group stage match which is scheduled for October 4, Mkhitaryan could also miss the Europa League final as it will be held in Baku, the capital of Azerbaijan.

Mkhitaryan would need to acquire a visa from the Azerbaijani government in order to travel to the country and Emery is keen for the midfielder to be available.

I would like that he can [travel] with us, said the Arsenal manager.

ST ALBANS, ENGLAND - AUGUST 29: (L-R) Henrikh Mkhitaryan and Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang of Arsenal compete for the ball during a training session at London Colney on August 29, 2018 in St Albans, England. (Photo by Stuart MacFarlane/Arsenal FC via Getty Images)
Mkhitaryan needs a visa from the Azerbaijani government. (Getty Images)

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And this problem, if we can together arrange [a solution], its better.

But I have not yet spoken with him.

A statement from Arsenal read: Safety and security of all our players and staff is always a top priority.

We will be looking into this situation, talk to the player and make a decision after that.

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