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Arsenal’s Arsene Wenger: Cup-tied rule ‘doesn’t make sense’

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OSTERSUND — Arsenal supervisor Arsene Wenger has known as for the cup-tied rule to be scrapped, with report signing Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang not able to play within the Europa League.

Arsenal face a scarcity of strikers for Thursday’s round-of-32 fit at Ostersund after Alexandre Lacazette used to be dominated out with a knee damage.

Aubameyang has performed in Europe for Borussia Dortmund this season which means he isn’t eligible for Arsenal, who signed him for £56 million in January.

Wenger mentioned the cup-tied rule “does not make sense” to any extent further and claimed golf equipment throughout Europe felt the similar.

“Unanimously, I consider that the entire golf equipment agree now this rule has to vanish in Europe,” he mentioned.

Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang might not be to be had to Arsenal within the Europa League.

“Whilst you have a look at the switch quantities you spend now, that it’s important to spend £50m, £60m, £70m 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 by contrast rule.”

Wenger is ready to play Danny Welbeck up entrance towards Ostersund, whilst teenage academy product Eddie Nketiah might be his major attacking possibility off the bench.

In the meantime, Arsenal shall be with out January signing Henrikh Mkhitaryan for the Carabao Cup ultimate later this month after he performed for Manchester United previous in that festival.

Mattias is ESPN FC’s Arsenal correspondent. Observe him on Twitter: @MattiasKaren.

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