Arsenal striker Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang believes that the absence of Armenian international Henrikh Mkhitaryan midfielder from the squad will serve as extra motivation for his side.
Mkhitaryan made the tough decision not to travel to Baku with the side in light of political tensions between his native Armenia and Azerbaijan. Speaking at a media day before the final, the Gabon striker respected the wishes of his team-mate.
"It's a shame but we respect his decision we know it is not easy for him to go there because of political problems."
"It's a big shame, but now we have one more motivation to win this final" added Aubameyang who scored a hat-trick in the semi-final against Valencia.
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