Arsenal’s Europa League match against Vorskla Poltava on Thursday has been moved to Kiev, European football’s governing body UEFA has announced.
It said in a statement that this was due to security concerns following the introduction of martial law in Ukraine.
Politicians in Ukraine this week approved a proposal to introduce martial law in areas most vulnerable to an attack following the capture of three Ukrainian vessels by Russia over the weekend.
Arsenal was due to play their Group E clash with Vorskla in Poltava’s Oleksiy Butovsky Stadium.
However, UEFA said that its emergency panel met on Tuesday and decided to move the match to Kiev’s Olympic stadium. Read more