Arsenal’s Henrikh Mkhitaryan will miss the Europa League final against Chelsea in Baku on May 29.
Mkhitaryan, who is the captain of the Armenia national team, will not travel with the squad due to political tensions between Armenia and Azerbaijan because of a longstanding dispute over the Nagorno-Karabakh region.
Azerbaijan has no diplomatic relations with Armenia and they don’t allow people of Armenian descent in their country.
He had earlier missed the group stage match against Azerbaijani champions, Qarabag.
"We're very disappointed to announce that @HenrikhMkh will not be travelling with the squad for our #UELfinal against Chelsea."