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Chelsea vs Arsenal: Wenger blasts UEFA over Europa League final

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Arsene Wenger has said that the Europa League final being played in Baku, is “a nightmare” for Arsenal and Chelsea fans.

Current Gunners boss, Unai Emery, will be without midfielder Henrikh Mkhitaryan, who will not be travelling due to safety concerns given the political tensions between his native Armenia and Azerbaijan.

Many supporters are also set to miss the trip too, given the difficulties in travelling to Baku.

“It’s a little bit of a nightmare [for the fans].

“The teams have no problem. They live in ideal conditions – they have their private jet, nice business seats. But it’s the fans.

“[Mkhitaryan’s situation] is something that should not happen in football.

“I feel it’s not normal that in 2019 – inside Europe, with very sophisticated democracies – that you cannot play for political reasons,” Wenger told BBC Sport.