Wenger: Pierre-Emerick Aubameying not being able to play in Europa League 'makes no sense'
Arsene Wenger has criticised the "nonsensical" UEFA ruling stopping Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang from playing for Arsenal in the Europa League.
UEFA rules stipulate players are ineligible if they have appeared in the same competition for another club or, as in Aubameyang's case, they have played for another club that is currently in the same competition.
"Unanimously, I believe that all the clubs agree now this rule has to disappear in Europe," Wenger said in his pre-match press conference.
"Especially because, for example, he played Dortmund, Dortmund has been reversed in the Europa League and he cannot play.
"When you look at the transfer amounts you spend now, that you have to spend £50, 60, 70m in the middle of the season, that the players cannot play doesn't make sense.
"Unanimously everywhere in Europe now the clubs are against this rule."