Unai Emery respects the “personal” nature of Henrikh Mkhitaryan’s decision not to play in the Europa League final but concedes it is “bad news” for his Arsenal side.
Henrikh Mkhitaryan will not be involved in the Europa League final after Arsenal confirmed he would not travel with the squad.
Arsenal fans have been left “heartbroken” at not being able to travel to Baku to watch their team play Chelsea in the Europa League final, according to managing director Vinai Venkatesham.
Arsenal Women will play Bayern Munich Women in the pre-season Emirates Cup before Unai Emery’s side take on Lyon, the Premier League club have announced.
What the papers say After winning the domestic treble, Manchester City appear ready to hand boss Pep Guardiola a bumper deal to keep him at the club for at least the next five years. According to the Sun, the 48-year-old – who still has two years remaining on his current contract – could see his annual salary rise from £15million to £20million.
Spain and Arsenal defender Hector Bellerin has called on men to “not hide away from” the abortion discussion, saying it is an issue for “every human being” after some abortion laws became more strict in the US.
UEFA has defended the decision to award Baku the 2019 Europa League final, but vowed to work with Arsenal and Chelsea to help get their fans to the match.
UEFA has called for a “joint effort” with Arsenal to help fans get to the Europa League final against Chelsea in Baku.
Arsenal are liaising with the Foreign Office after it emerged season-ticket holders with dual British and Armenian citizenship have been denied visas to travel to Baku for the Europa League final.
What the papers say Gareth Bale could be returning to Tottenham as part of a loan deal as doubts grow over the Wales international’s future at Real Madrid, the Sun says. It is thought the 29-year-old has fallen out of favour with boss Zinedine Zidane, with the Spanish giants said to have now offered the £600,000-a-week star a cut-price £10million season-long loan at his former club.
Peter Crouch admitted he is considering retirement after a substitute appearance in Burnley’s final game of the season against Arsenal.
What the papers say With Eden Hazard yet to publicly announce his decision on his Chelsea future, the club are keeping tabs on Barcelona’s Philippe Coutinho, the Mirror reports. Rumours continue to swirl around links between Hazard and Real Madrid, and should the 28-year-old opt to walk away from Stamford Bridge, the Blues could look to Coutinho as a replacement, the paper says.
Unai Emery said Arsenal will do everything possible to allow Henrikh Mkhitaryan to play a part in the Europa League final against Chelsea in Baku later this month.
Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang will share the Premier League Golden Boot with Liverpool duo Mohamed Salah and Sadio Mane after scoring twice in Arsenal’s 3-1 victory over Burnley at Turf Moor.
Manchester City have ended the season as many expected but their latest title success has been no repeat of last season’s Premier League procession.
Arsenal midfielder Granit Xhaka believes the Premier League’s top six clubs would all be at home in the Champions League.
Arsenal and Chelsea ‘complicit in fleecing fans’ ahead of Europa League final, say supporters’ trusts
Arsenal and Chelsea fans have joined forces to criticise UEFA and their own clubs over ticket arrangements for the Europa League final in Baku later this month.
Ruben Loftus-Cheek believes Kepa Arrizabalaga completed his redemption from penalty villain to spot-kick hero to spur Chelsea to the Europa League final.
Arsenal head coach Unai Emery gave his players the day off on return from their Europa League semi-final success in Valencia.
UEFA has defended the allocation of tickets for the Europa League final in Baku, claiming it would not be responsible to issue Chelsea and Arsenal fans more than 6,000 each.