Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger says that he is frustrated by the rule that prohibits Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang from playing for the club in the Europa League.

Aubameyang is unable to represent Arsenal in Europe after his appearances for Borussia Dortmund in the Champions League during the first-half of the campaign.

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However, Wenger has now claimed the rules to be archaic and needing to be changed.

The loss of Aubameyang is a massive one for Arsenal, after the news that Alexandre Lacazette will now spend the next six weeks on the sidelines with a knee injury.

Speaking to The Guardian, Wenger said this:

I believe that all the clubs agree now this rule has to disappear in Europe. When you look at the transfer amounts you spend now, that you have to spend £50m, £60m, £70m in the middle of the season, that the players cannot play doesn’t make sense.

Danny Welbeck is set to line up for Arsenal in the centre forward position, as Arsenal look to take a strong lead into the second leg.