Concise News learnt that the Armenia international’s participation in the match is in doubt due to concerns over the dispute between his nation and Azerbaijan over the Nagorno-Karabakh region.
When asked if he would contact the midfielder, Mr Taghizadeh told Sky Sports: “Absolutely. I would be delighted for him to have a conversation with me.
“This is a Class A event, if our purpose is to play political games around it it is something different, you are being paid as a footballer not a politician, let’s leave other issues aside.
“My message to Mkhitaryan would be: you’re a footballer, you want to play football? Go to Baku, you are safe there. If you want to play the issue then that’s a different story.
“What I can guarantee is that the Azerbaijan government will do everything that needs to be done and provide safety and security for every fan, player and staff member coming to this game.”
Mkhitaryan was left out of Arsenal’s squad for their Europa League group stage match against FK Qarabag in October and could well miss out on the showpiece event.