As a result of this exceptional measure, UEFA had to review - as a matter of urgency - the potential impact on the staging of the UEFA Europa League match between FC Vorskla and Arsenal FC on 29 November.
Ukraine has declared martial law in ten eastern regions of the country, and therefore Thursday's match was moved from Poltava to Kiev.
The build-up to the game has been overshadowed by the confusion over where it might take place.
Emery left almost all of his Premier League regulars at home, with one eye toward Sunday's North London Derby.
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Meanwhile, the Lakers got enough offensive firepower from James and Ingram combining for 29 of the 52 points in the second half. The Orlando Magic (9-10) beat the visiting Lakers 130-117 on November 17 to end their season-long four-game winning streak.
The hosts said they were not told of the stadium switch and were on Wednesday night still arguing that the match should be moved back to Poltava, though their players did travel to Kiev.
"He's taken confidence and responsibility and steps with us", he said.
There were chances to add to their advantage, with Willock seeing one tame effort saved and Smith Rowe having a goal belated chalked off - seemingly for offside - after firing Stephan Lichtsteiner's cross into the roof of the net. This decision concerns the match FC Vorskla and Arsenal FC.
Arsenal, meanwhile have now kept three consecutive away clean sheets in Europe for the first time since their run to the 2005-06 Champions League final and are unbeaten in 18 games across all competitions ahead of a testing week which sees them take on Spurs and Manchester United in their next two league games.