Football

Piers Morgan Calls On Arsenal & Chelsea to Pull Out of Europa League Final

Piers Morgan Calls On Arsenal & Chelsea to Pull Out of Europa League Final

Lifelong Arsenal supporter Piers Morgan has called upon the Gunners, and their opponents Chelsea, to pull out of this month’s Europa League Final.

The two London sides are set to do battle in the first all-British European final since the 2008 Champions League Final, where Chelsea lost on penalties to Manchester United, but controversy around Arsenal midfielder Henrikh Mkhitaryan has overshadowed the build-up.

Mkhitaryan is an Armenian international and the final is being held in Baku, Azerbaijan, on May 29, which presents a pretty big problem for the 30-year-old.

Armenian citizens are not permitted entry to Azerbaijan due to an ongoing conflict between the two nations, and having explored all options, the Arsenal hierarchy revealed earlier today that they have decided not to take the midfielder as part of their squad.

Mkhitaryan hasn’t been an automatic first-pick for Arsenal this season, but he has scored in a Europa League Final previously, for Man Utd in their 2017 triumph over Ajax.

The news hasn’t gone down well with TV presenter Morgan, who is calling on just about anyone who’ll listen to boycott the fixture:

What do you think of the situation, and is Morgan right to demand a boycott?

Let us know in the comments section below…

More in Football

Why Scotland Has a Chance of Best Representation in Europe For Years

Jonny BoyleSeptember 24, 2020

Are Chelsea Now Title Contenders With New Signings?

Jonny BoyleSeptember 10, 2020

Why We Should All Be Excited About Leeds United’s Premier League Return

Jonny BoyleSeptember 8, 2020

Serie A: Gian Piero Gasperini Has Turned Atalanta into One of the Most Entertaining Sides in Europe

Jonny BoyleAugust 19, 2020

Remembering the Underrated Genius of Diego Milito

Jonny BoyleAugust 17, 2020

Why Rangers Have to Take Advantage of Celtic Lay-Off

Jonny BoyleAugust 13, 2020

Best Player To Manager Success Stories

Jonny BoyleAugust 12, 2020

Video: Steven Gerrard Is Not Having Any Questions About Alfredo Morelos

Jonny BoyleAugust 1, 2020

Two Aberdeen Fans Come Up With Creative Way to Watch Rangers Game in Person

Jonny BoyleAugust 1, 2020