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Arsenal boss Emery: We want to win in Baku for those not here

Arsenal boss Unai Emery wants to win the Europa League final for the fans who won't be in Baku.

Many Gunners supporters are unable to travel to Azerbaijan due to visa problems.

Emery said, "I think our supporters want to come with us and enjoy with us in the stadium because there are not a lot of times you can play in a final in Europe. Every supporter wants to enjoy with the team in this country, but Baku is very far, and they will have to fly because there is not a possibility to drive there.

"It is expensive too. I prefer to be with them, to enjoy it with them, to have a big atmosphere with our supporters. I know Arsenal has a lot of fans around the world and I think in Baku there will be a lot of supporters from other countries closer to Baku and the stadium will be full with 70,000 people and supporters.

"But really our supporters in London, who are with us at Emirates Stadium and also in the Premier League, I prefer for them to be with us too in this final."

On Henrikh Mkhitaryan's absence, he continued: "Yes, it's not possible with Mkhitaryan. It's not possible with all our supporters, as we want. But the final is very important. It's a shame that not all the supporters can travel to Baku, but they are going to be here at home, enjoying with us through the TV. We need to know that and play for them."

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