According to sky sports, FC Vorskla Poltave said that club could not guarantee that they would be able to play the Europa League match against Arsenal on Thursday after venue was moved to Kiev.
UEFA’s Emergency Panel had taken the decision on safety grounds to move Arsenal’s away match against FC Vorskla from Poltava to Kiev(the Olimpiyskiy Stadium), following the introduction of martial law into certain regions in Ukraine. Due to tensions between Russia and Ukraine, this decision will ensure the safety and welfare of all Arsenal’s supporters travelling to Ukraine for the match against FC Vorskla.
A late change to Arsenal’s preparations for the match against FC Vorskla was needed, however, Emery and the players had adapted. At the press conference, Emery said that they respected for Uefa’s decision as it was not easy for both Vorskla and Uefa, and the decision had been made with a big responsibility, protecting clubs, the media and supporters.
He also said that there would not be a very big change in the match, with Vorskla playing in Kiev instead of their own towns. However, Vorskla could still move their supporters to the new venue. Currently Arsenal only wants to play the match, winning and showing supporters that they can do it very well.