Arsene Wenger is against teams dropping into Europa League
This season, CSKA Moscow, Celtic, Atletico Madrid, Borussia Dortmund, RB Leipzig, Napoli and Sporting Lisbon will all join the Gunners in the Europa League knockout stages.
Wenger admitted in his pre-BATE Borisov press conference that he doesn’t agree with UEFA’s policy to allow sides eliminated in the Champions League to get a second chance in the Europa League.
“It has always been the case and I have always been against it. We voted many times and you have to respect, that is what you call democracy, the majority voted for CL teams to go back to Europa League and in many, many years they won it.”