Arsenal midfielder Henrikh Mkhitaryan is set to miss the Europa League final with his Arsenal team facing Chelsea. Henrikh Mkhitaryan faces missing the Europa League final due to a political dispute between his country Armenia and Azerbaijan. The Gunners reached the Europa League final with a victory over Valencia in their semi-final second leg. Mkhitaryan came in the game as a substitute but he’s now facing a headache and won’t be featured in the final of May 29 because he won’t get a visa from Azerbaijan. The tournament will be played in Azerbaijan, and as a result of the war in Nagorno-Karabakh, there is a political dispute between the two countries for 30 years. The war between the two countries ended in 1994, but there were no diplomatic contacts between the two countries after that. Arsenal will require a visa for all players to enter Azerbaijan, but there is no guarantee that the former Manchester United will get one.
After a big commentary blunder at the Arsenal game with Valencia on Thursday, BT SPORT presenter Jake Humphrey was forced to apologize. Arsenal entered the semi-final second leg of the Europa League leading 3-1 from last week’s home leg at the Emirates. But Mestalla’s match took less than a minute before it started going wrong … for BT Sport. Commentator Ian Darke and Robbie Savage have been silenced as their sound has been cut off. After a couple of seconds, Humphrey, who hosted the coverage, apologized to the viewers. “Okay, apologies for the problems with the sound there,”
Manchester United forward Jesse Lingard visited the school of Saint Margaret in his home town of Warrington in another wonderful gesture. Manchester United forward Jesse Lingard visited Saint Margaret’s school in his home in another wonderful gesture. He later took the time to treat children to free ice cream from the outside of the van and took pictures with fans as he relaxed on his day off. Footballers get a lot of stick for their behavior off the pitch, but for the younger generation, Lingard, who has been featured heavily this season under Ole Gunnar Solskjaer, is a great role model. For this one, respect the 26-year – old. Jesse Lingard treated the kids at St Margaret's school to free ice cream yesterday. Lovely gesture. 📸 fb/ matts.ices pic.twitter.com/b6MD7DvXXP — United Xtra (@utdxtra) February