"It's the kind of game that doesn't come along very often and I admit, it hurts a lot to miss it".
The Chelsea legend admitted both players would have been useful in Baku due to their ability to break the opposition down and stressed their key contributions that helped the team to the final this term.
Maurizio Sarri's men will lock horns with rivals Arsenal in the Europa League final in Baku next week, as they aim to cap off a satisfactory season with silverware.
"We are also very sad a player will miss out on a major European final in circumstances such as this., as it is something that comes along very rarely".
Arsenal said Tuesday it reached the decision following discussions with the midfielder and his family and after "thoroughly" exploring all the options available.
Azerbaijan routinely bars entry to anyone who has visited that region, which Mkhitaryan has done on several occasions on charity drives, but was willing to make an exception for him.
This season has seen Kante play slightly further forward under Sarri, with him providing four goals and four assists in 36 Premier League games, while playing a further 16 games in the Europa League, Carabao Cup and FA Cup.
There are no diplomatic relations between Armenia and Azerbaijan because of a longstanding conflict over the disputed Nagorno-Karabakh region.
Arsenal had been in discussion with UEFA in the hope that a security strategy could be put in place, but the 30-year-old has been unsuccessful in obtaining the necessary assurances over his safety.
Azerbaijan's Ambassador to the UK, Mr Tahir Taghizadeh, had insisted Mkhitaryan would be free from any threat of violence, but it was reported the star did not believe he would be safe on the pitch.
The Spaniard said at his press conference: "It's bad news, but I can not do anything about this issue. It should really be stripped of the 2019 Europa League final, except so many involved seem to accept it is already too late for that", said The Independent.
Armenian Foreign Ministry spokeswoman Anna Naghdalian on May 21 cited reports that Arsenal's ethnic Armenian ticket holders have been barred from entering Azerbaijan.
"In this regard, the refusal of Azerbaijan to provide such guarantees and a ban on the entry of alleged fans of Armenian origin is nothing but a new manifestation of racism, and this calls into question the holding of similar global events in Azerbaijan", she added. Deadly fighting breaks out intermittently. No country has recognized it as an independent state.
Within seconds, she is starting her own singalong of " My Heart Will Go On " and responding to his questions in song-form. Dion reluctantly revealed she had way too many, with Corden saying he'd heard she had about 10,000 pairs.
But his tweet came only hours after Ben Roethlisberger sat down with KDKA and talked about his severed relationship with Brown. Roethlisberger and Brown became a dynamic tandem for years in Pittsburgh, and Roethlisberger said they were close friends.
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DJI refuted the report but pushed out Local Data Mode, which allowed users to fly drones without an internet connection. There is no new public evidence available to support the American claim of Chinese spying enabled by DJI.
A Tesla Model 3 sedan, its first vehicle aimed at the mass market, is displayed during its launch in Hawthorne, California, U.S. It was also among Wall Street's more heavily shorted stocks, with about a fifth of its float on the line.
Liu added that Huawei did not blame Google for its decision and said it was too early to say what the consequences will be. The company reported earlier its global sales rose 19.5% a year ago over 2017 to 721.2 billion ($105.2 billion).
Ces deux sommets extraordinaires auxquels Riyad invite ses partenaires vont se tenir le 30 mai prochain à La Mecque. Une attaque de drones, revendiquée par les Houthis yéménites, a également endommagé un oléoduc saoudien.
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