Arsenal have today submitted their squad for the group stages of this season’s Champions League, with 17 year old German Serge Gnabry the only player from outside the first-team squad to be named on the A-List.
All remaining first-team squad members have been named, including Andrey Arshavin and Marouane Chamakh, who were strongly linked with moves away from the club, especially with the transfer window still open in some countries. The B-List is yet to be formally announced, but it is expected that Jack Wilshere, Francis Coquelin and Emmanuel Frimpong will all be included, as well as the remaining young professionals eligible for that list. Craig Eastmond has seemingly been left out as, having already turned 21, he cannot be named on the B-List.
Arsenal Champions League squad:
List A: 1. Wojciech Szczesny, 2. Abou Diaby, 3. Bacary Sagna, 4. Per Mertesacker, 5. Thomas Vermaelen, 6. Laurent Koscielny, 7. Tomas Rosicky, 8. Mikel Arteta, 9. Lukas Podolski, 11. Andre Santos, 12. Olivier Giroud, 14. Theo Walcott, 15. Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain, 16. Aaron Ramsey, 18. Sebastien Squillaci, 19. Santi Cazorla, 20. Johan Djourou, 21. Lukas Fabianski, 23. Andrey Arshavin, 24. Vito Mannone, 25. Carl Jenkinson, 27. Gervinho, 28. Kieran Gibbs, 29. Marouane Chamakh, 47. Serge Gnabry.
List B: Includes: 10. Jack Wilshere, 22. Francis Coquelin, 26. Emmanuel Frimpong plus others.
Arsenal have also submitted their Premier League squad for the first half of the campaign, with Eastmond, who now qualifies as a senior player, being included. The only absentees are loanees Nicklas Bendtner, Ju Young Park and Denilson. New signing Dejan Iliev is on the U21 list, whilst the club’s 12 new scholars are also included.
Arsenal Premier League squad:
Andrey Arshavin, Mikel Arteta, Andre Santos, Santi Cazorla, Marouane Chamakh, Abou Diaby, Johan Djourou, Lukasz Fabianski, Gervinho, Kieran Gibbs, Olivier Giroud, Laurent Koscielny, Vito Mannone, Per Mertesacker, Lukas Podolski, Aaron Ramsey, Tomas Rosicky, Bacary Sagna, Sebastien Squillaci, Wojciech Szczesny, Thomas Vermaelen, Theo Walcott, Craig Eastmond.
Benik Afobe, Chuba Akpom, Wellington, Chuks Aneke, Martin Angha, Zak Ansah, Hector Bellerin, Samir Bihmoutine, Daniel Boateng, Joel Campbell, Reice Charles-Cook, Francis Coquelin, Tom Dallison, Tarum Dawkins, Kyle Ebecilio, Thomas Eisfeld, Zach Fagan, Emmanuel Frimpong, Samuel Galindo, Serge Gnabry, Sead Hajrovic, Isaac Hayden, Conor Henderson, Dejan Iliev, Alex Iwobi, Jack Jebb, Anthony Jeffrey, Carl Jenkinson, Glen Kamara, Austin Lipman, Damian Martinez, Jernade Meade, Ignasi Miquel, Ryo, Elton Monteiro, Alfred Mugabo, Nigel Neita, Kristoffer Olsson, Brandon Ormonde-Ottewill, Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain, Josh Rees, Philip Roberts, James Shea, Leander Siemann, Jon Toral, Arinse Uade, Josh Vickers, Sanchez Watt, Jack Wilshere, Jordan Wynter, Nico Yennaris.