"UEFA's Emergency Panel has today [Tuesday] taken the decision to relocate FC Vorskla's UEFA Europa League group stage match against Arsenal FC from the city of Poltava, following the introduction of martial law into certain regions in Ukraine", a statement said.
The Group E fixture was moved 185 miles east of Poltava to the capital's Olympic Stadium, with parts of Ukraine under martial law as political tensions with Russian Federation continue to rise.
Arsenal must put the off-field issues to one side as they bid to remain unbeaten, knowing that they only need to match or better Sporting Lisbon's result to clinch first place.
UEFA confirmed on Thursday that the Group E match will be played in Kiev as planned. They are working with us in all the sessions and also in preseason.
Doubts persist over Arsenal's Europa League match against Vorskla Poltava
"We were thinking today about our victory and also to create with the right players and to give chances to a lot of players", Emery said.
Arsenal boss Unai Emery has opted to leave several first team players at home and Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang, Mesut Ozil and Lucas Torreira have not travelled.
Emile Smith-Rowe celebrates with teammate Ainsley Maitland-Niles of Arsenal after scoring his team's second goal during the Carabao Cup Fourth Round match between Arsenal and Blackpool at Emirates Stadium on October 31, 2018 in London, England.
Emery left almost all of his Premier League regulars at home, with one eye toward Sunday's North London Derby.