The new competition will make it possible for such clubs to participate in a European tournament without filling up the Europa League, as was initially discussed.
Rangers are still finding their identity under Gerrard during his first role as a manager, but what is clear is that so far they have been defensively resilient and remain unbeaten in 12 games across all competitions.
The Gers have been placed alongside Villarreal, Rapid Vienne and Spartak Moscow in the Europa League group stage, with that draw holding no fear for a man who savoured UEFA Cup and Champions League glory during his playing days. I can't compare it to playing but I wish I was on Sunday.
"We feel like we are building something special here and these are the type of games that we feel like we all want to be part of".
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He said: "When we joined up on the 15th June we made it clear that it was the first thing we could achieve together as a squad and as a team".
They will return to Russian Federation to face Spartak Moscow in Group G, which also contains LaLiga side Villarreal and Austrian's Rapid Vienna.
Arsenal certainly have the quality to go all the way in the Europa League, although there are concerns over Henrikh Mkhitaryan's participation.
Gerrard added: "I'm excited by the draw, a lot of big names and a great reward for the hard work of the players".