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Arsenal are ready to sell Henrikh Mkhitaryan after their Europa League final against Chelsea next week, according to the Sun.

The Armenian midfielder will play no part in the final in Baku next Wednesday after deciding to miss the game due to security fears surrounding the trip to Azerbaijan.

The former Borussia Dortmund star moved to Manchester United three years ago but was then sold to Arsenal in January 2018.

The midfielder has failed to light up the Emirates in that time as well, though.

Mkhitaryan suffered a huge disappointment this week when he announced he would not be travelling to Baku for the Europa League final due to safety concerns.

The Armenian will instead stay behind in London while his Arsenal team-mates fly to Azerbaijan for the match against Chelsea.

“We are very disappointed to announce that Henrikh Mkhitaryan will not be travelling with the squad for our UEFA Europa League final against Chelsea,” said Arsenal in a statement.

“We have thoroughly explored all the options for Micki to be part of the squad but after discussing this with Micki and his family we have collectively agreed he will not be in our travelling party.

“We have written to UEFA expressing our deep concerns about this situation. Micki has been a key player in our run to the final so this is a big loss for us from a team perspective.

“We’re also very sad that a player will miss out on a major European final in circumstances such as this, as it is something that comes along very rarely in a footballer’s career.

“Micki will continue to be part of our preparations until we depart for Baku at the weekend.”

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