Wenger might be with out his report signing for the journey to the Swedish facet
Wednesday, February 14, 2018
Arsene Wenger has known as UEFA ‘old style’ after studying record-signing Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang is ineligible for Arsenal’s Europa League tie with Ostersund.
Aubameyang, a £55 million signing from Borussia Dortmund final month, is unavailable for Thursday’s conflict in Sweden as a result of the Gunners might face his former facet within the later rounds.
Nonetheless Henrikh Mkhitaryan, a January signing from Manchester United, is accessible to play as a result of United are nonetheless in Europe’s elite competitors.
Wenger, who can be with out Alexandre Lacazette who’s scuffling with a knee harm, believes the rule is antiquated and wishes updating.
Requested if Aubameyang’s absence was brought on by an old style rule, Wenger replied: “Sure. Unanimously, I consider that every one the golf equipment agree now this rule has to vanish in Europe.
“Particularly as a result of, for instance, he performed Dortmund, Dortmund has been reversed within the Europa League and he can not play.
“While you take a look at the switch quantities you spend now, that it’s important to spend £50, 60, 70million in the midst of the season, that the gamers can not play does not make sense.
“Unanimously in all places in Europe now the golf equipment are in opposition to this rule.”
Ostersunds solely got here into existence a month after Wenger was appointed as Arsenal supervisor in October 1996, though the Frenchman is just not taking the Swedish facet frivolously.
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