He would probably be surrounded by armed military personnel. The Arsenal coach would be escorted in a convoy to and from the ground as many dignitaries are when they visit foreign countries (watch trump when he comes to London). If someone is stupid enough to step out of line, it's the whole country that would lose out not just from future events eg F1 but the economy overall would suffer.Completely disagree, as I said before as fans we are taking a bigger risk than Mikhi is. He will be afforded security on a different level to what the fans going to Baku will receive. The fans are a much softer target in and around Baku, there is an advisory about this on the foreign office website. Our safety is on no way guaranteed.Exactly, the Azerbaijan govt have guaranteed his safety. Same message from their London Embassy.What is actually stopping him playing though?, he's a pussy, that is what.
Sell the useless overpaid waste of space in the summer.
Arsenal fans are taking more of a risk by going, than Mikhi ever is with the security he will receive. Remember this is a country that borders both Armenia and Iran. It isn't that far from lawless Syria,
Says a lot about the player tbh.
There is no doubt that he is a pussy when he is on the pitch, but I have to say that I back him 100% on this - you have to remember that this isn't just about a game, cos it involves bigger issues which is why they have refused to let Armenians in up to this point. I am stunned that you are proclaiming their assurances of his safety as a reason why he should go - did you expect them to say anything different ? Why did they not guarantee his safety earlier in the tournament when he missed the game against their club team ? Reality is that they know if they admitted now that they cant guarantee his safety, this final would probably be pulled from them and they would never get a major sporting event again. Odds are that UEFA know that they would be under serious pressure to pull the game, so they persuaded their government to issue some lame ass public promise which would give them both a defence for the game going ahead there
I seen online where a fellow Gooner said something along the lines of he would have more respect for his club if they refused to play the game there, than he would if they played the game and won it - kinda agree with that tbh
How much security would he need if any army guy targeted him ? A soldier could shoot him from a distance and the popemobile wouldn't protect him ? There would be a target on his back from the moment he steps out of the plane, and it also shouldn't be ignored that any other player in close proximity to him would be at risk too. I wouldn't trust how much interest/effort their army would put into protecting him either
Sorry, I just don't buy it. As I have said many times, the fans are the ones at risk. Whatever happened to that old thing called siege mentality.