Armenia Mkhitaryan will not travel to Azerbaijan with Arsenal's squad due to fears over his safety and these supporters believe there is a need for tremendous action t
Arsenal's Furious fans have started a petition to get their final in the Europa League against Chelsea having moved back from Baku to Wembley.
Gunners chose Henrikh Mkhitaryan to stay at home for fear of his safety because of the long-lasting conflict between his homeland Armenia and Azerbaijan.
Supporters of both sides were already angry of the final in May 29 – a game you can listen to on talkSPORT – is played in a nation nearly 3,000 miles away and they would only get 6,000 tickets each.
The petition, which has collected over 6,000 signatures to date, was set up by Arsenal fan and has called on Gunners and Chelsea fans to sign.
He says: “As well as the many unprecedented logistical issues that have prevented a majority of Arsenal and Chelsea fans from attending the Europa League final, Uefa's decision to hold the game in Baku, Azerbaijan is one that Arsenal has forced Henrikh's Armenian Armenian international to be left out of the North London side squad, in case of physical harm arising from Armenia's violent conflict and Azerbaijan for centuries.
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“This decision by UEFA is one that unabashedly prioritises profits in it over the sanctity of the beautiful game and the safety of its players; and although it is well-known unrealistic, this petition calls on UEFA to recognize the damaging effects of their decision, and allow the final from Baku to London Wembley Stadium.
“By signing this petition, you will take a stand in solidarity with Arsenal and Chelsea, Mkhitaryan, and the football match itself.
The BoycottBaku hashtag has been used several times since Arsenal announced that Mkhitaryan would not be traveling to the game.
Arsenal will now meet the governing body of European football with the club's managing director, Vinai Venkatesham, calling the unacceptable situation.
He said: “I find it hard to find words about how strong I feel.
“We don't feel able to travel and it's very sad. You don't often have the chance to play in Europe's big finals and Miki has been removed from it.
“We made our point clear to Uefa – we have written to them. We will also sit down with them face to face after the final and express how it is unacceptable and how it cannot happen again to Arsenal or anyone. ”