Arsenal’s Europa League clash against Vorskla Poltava moved to Kiev due to security concerns

ARSENAL's clash against Vorskla Poltava has been moved to Kiev due to security concerns in Ukraine.

Following the introduction of martial law in some parts of Ukraine, the Uefa Emergency Panel have relocated the match.

Arsenal’s Europa League clash against Vorskla Poltava moved to Kiev due to security concernsGetty – Contributor4 Arsenal can seal top spot in Group E in the Europa League should they beat Vorskla Poltava
Arsenal’s Europa League clash against Vorskla Poltava moved to Kiev due to security concernsGetty – Contributor4 Unai Emery's side will face Vorskla in Kiev on Thursday, instead of Poltava

Tensions between Russia and Ukraine are reaching boiling following the capture of three Ukrainian vessels off the coast of Crimea.

Around 500 Gunners supporters are expected to be in attendance for the game, but they will now have to travel to Kiev 350km away from Poltava.

Supporters currently in Poltava can get a fast train to Kiev, which will take approximately three-and-a-half-hours.

The Olympic Stadium will host Thursday's encounter, with Arsenal looking to extend their unbeaten run to 18 games.

Arsenal’s Europa League clash against Vorskla Poltava moved to Kiev due to security concernsGetty – Contributor4 Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang netted a brace against Vorskla in September

Appears to be one fast 3.5hr train that can be taken between Poltava and Kiev on Thursday. Problematic for anyone with flights returning directly from the original site of Arsenal’s game pic.twitter.com/68w13KUvOE

— Rob Harris (@RobHarris) November 27, 2018

Arsenal’s Europa League clash against Vorskla Poltava moved to Kiev due to security concernsGetty – Contributor4 Mesut Ozil could start against Vorskla after he was dropped against Bournemouth

And the North London club are expected to battle extreme wintry conditions, as well as a hostile reception.

Mesut Ozil could return to the starting XI having been dropped for the 2-1 win over Bournemouth, with Emile Smith Rowe in line to feature.

As Unai Emery's keeps eye on the upcoming match against rivals Tottenham, Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang could be rested against Vorskla.

With the Gunners already qualified from Group E and looking to seal top spot with a win, youngster Eddie Nketiah could be handed a start by the Spaniard.

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