The Arsenal squad set off for Ukraine on Wednesday in the afternoon and have arrived this evening. Unai Emery has travelled with a few first team players because he is resting most of his players for the upcoming North London Derby that will be played this Sunday. He has followed the wishes of the fans and more importantly, they have already qualified for the UEFA Europa League round of 32.
Despite all the rumours saying that the match could be cancelled because of the political unrest in Ukraine but UEFA finally convinced Vorskla to accept the game to be moved to Kiev even though it’s a long journey for Arsenal fans and their supporters, it is said that over 10,000 tickets had already been sold so it’s uncertain if they will be accepted at Olimpiyskiy Stadium.
Arsenal boss Unai Emery and his squad were taken to the Olimpiyskiy Stadium after arriving in Ukraine and the gunners coach was the first one to go and inspect the pitch ahead of their training session as seen in the video below.
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Unai Emery is currently in the pre-match press conference and he will talk about a number of matters including the latest about Alexandre Lacazette, and on why he left his first team players even though it is pretty obvious. He will probably also be asked about Mesut Ozil because he has not travelled with him to Ukraine.