The ban came from UEFA after a rant with the referee after AC Milan knocked out Arsenal from the Champions League last season.
Assistant manager, Steve Bould would be in charge tonight and Wenger believes he would do a great job. Wenger would watch from the stands.
“I will speak to the team in the hotel and talk to Steve about the game, but there is always an element of the unexpected when you are in this situation,” Wenger said. “You sometimes have a feeling of being powerless sitting on the bench, but this is worse from the stands.
“Steve is focused and intelligent and clearly doing a good job. I chose him to join the first team staff as I felt he would add something different and have not been disappointed.”