X

Thursday 23
May

Arsenal

Gunners face Vorskla in Kiev

28th November 2018, 02:54 by Michael Holland

UEFA has announced, Arsenal's Europa League clash with Vorskla on Thursday will take place in Kiev due to security concerns.

The Group E fixture had been scheduled to be held in Stadion Vorskla im. Olexiy Butovskiy in Poltava, around 185 miles east of the Ukrainian capital.

However, after martial law was declared in some regions of the country, UEFA's emergency panel announced the match will now take place in Kiev's Olimpiyskiy Stadium.

A statement from European football's governing body read: "UEFA's emergency panel has today taken the decision to relocate FC Vorskla's UEFA Europa League group stage match against Arsenal FC from the city of Poltava, following the introduction of martial law into certain regions in Ukraine.

"The match will now take place at the Olimpiyskiy Stadium in Kyiv on Thursday, November 29 at 1855CET (1755GMT).

"UEFA will continue to monitor and assess the security situation in Ukraine in the coming days before making any decision on potentially relocating other matches."

Kiev's Olimpiyskiy Stadium hosted the 2018 Champions League final in May, as well as the Euro 2012 final.

Ukraine's president has called for martial law to be imposed in the country due to escalating tensions with Russia, whose coastguards are accused of seizing three Ukrainian ships in Crimea on Sunday.

Up to 500 Arsenal fans were expected to travel to the game in Poltava and now must make alternative arrangements.

This article originated on sportinastorm.com

Michael Holland is a reporter with over two decades of journalism experience. A Bolton fan, Michael often writes football articles, as well as having a strong knowledge of golf, cricket and Australian sports.

More Arsenal

Arsenal

Top targets will sign says Gunners transfer chief

23rd May 2019, 04:31

Arsenal's head of football Raul Sanllehi is convinced the Gunners have what it takes to attract their top transfer targets this summer.

Arsenal

Arsenal plan move for La Liga defender

22nd May 2019, 10:55

Arsenal are planning a move for Mario Hermoso but they will face competition for the Espanyol defender.

Arsenal

Gunners furious with UEFA

22nd May 2019, 01:44

Arsenal are set to meet with UEFA to express their fury after Henrikh Mkhitaryan decided against playing in the Europa League final.

Arsenal

Arsenal handed Mkhitaryan blow ahead of Europa League final

21st May 2019, 16:18

Arsenal coach Unai Emery has confirmed that he will be without Henrikh Mkhitaryan for the Europa League final this month.

Arsenal

‘Hurt’ Mkhitaryan ruled out of Europa showdown

21st May 2019, 13:52

Arsenal's Henrikh Mkhitaryan is "hurt" to have to miss the Europa League final after deciding against travelling to Baku.

Arsenal

I want to be an Arsenal legend - Aubameyang

21st May 2019, 11:05

Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang has revealed he wants to become an Arsenal legend and etch his name in the club's history books.

Recent Sport Headlines

Inter Milan

Conte tipped to land Inter job

23rd May 2019, 11:35

Inter Milan are reported to be on the verge of appointing Antonio Conte as their next manager.

Southampton

Osimhen on Saints' summer radar

23rd May 2019, 11:23

Southampton have reportedly joined the growing number of teams interested in signing Wolfsburg forward Victor Osimhen this summer.

Liverpool

Oxlade-Chamberlain reveals Reds' final outing hopes

23rd May 2019, 11:09

Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain said it will be a "dream" if he plays in the Champions League final for Liverpool after missing out in 2018.

Huddersfield Town

Town keeper harbours number one ambition

23rd May 2019, 11:08

Huddersfield's search for another goalkeeper has not deterred Joel Coleman's ambitions to claim the Terriers' number one spot.

Watford

Juanpe emerges as Watford target

23rd May 2019, 11:02

Watford are reportedly set to go head-to-head with Premier League rivals Everton to sign defender Juanpe from Girona.

Everton

Silva to sacrifice Lookman for transfer funds

23rd May 2019, 11:01

Marco Silva's aim to bring in funds for his transfer plans will reportedly see Ademola Lookman sold by Everton this summer.

Huddersfield Town

Danish star a target for Schalke

23rd May 2019, 10:47

Mathias 'Zanka' Jorgensen is on a four-man transfer shortlist for ex-Huddersfield boss David Wagner's Schalke this summer.

Cardiff City

Camarasa hopes fade for Bluebirds

23rd May 2019, 10:46

Premier League duo West Ham and Wolves are set to fight it out to sign Cardiff City's loan midfielder Victor Camarasa this summer.