Wenger will probably be with out his report signing for the journey to the Swedish aspect
Wednesday, February 14, 2018
Arsene Wenger has known as UEFA ‘old school’ 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 may face his former aspect within the later rounds.
Nonetheless Henrikh Mkhitaryan, a January signing from Manchester United, is out there to play as a result of United are nonetheless in Europe’s elite competitors.
Wenger, who can also be with out Alexandre Lacazette who’s fighting a knee harm, believes the rule is antiquated and desires updating.
Requested if Aubameyang’s absence was attributable to an old school 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.
“Once you have a look at the switch quantities you spend now, that you must spend £50, 60, 70million in the midst of the season, that the gamers can not play would not make sense.
“Unanimously in every single place 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 will not be taking the Swedish aspect flippantly.
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