Arsenal have named new signing Kim Källström in their squad of eligible players for the latter stages of the Champions League, despite the Swedish midfielder currently being sidelined by injury.
Källström, who is on loan from Spartak Moscow until the end of the season, has been allocated squad number 29, but Abou Diaby, who hasn’t featured this season owing to injury, has again been left out of the squad. Ryo Miyaichi, who has only featured five times for the first-team this season, has also been omitted.
Gedion Zelalem and Yaya Sanogo are included on List A for senior players as they are not yet eligible for List B, whilst Jack Wilshere, Carl Jenkinson, Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain and Serge Gnabry are all still classed as U21 players despite being part of the first-team squad. Theo Walcott has been included despite the winger being ruled out for the rest of the season.
All players currently on loan have been left out as have those youngsters who are not yet eligible to be included as they haven’t been registered for the club for two whole years, namely Thomas Eisfeld, Deyan Iliev, Matt Macey, Semi Ajayi and Leander Siemann. Samuel Galindo, who is currently on trial with American side Colorado Rapids, is also not included.
Arsenal Champions League squad:
1. Wojciech Szczęsny, 3. Bacary Sagna, 4. Per Mertesacker, 5. Thomas Vermaelen, 6. Laurent Koscielny, 7. Tomáš Rosický, 8. Mikel Arteta, 9. Lukas Podolski, 10. Jack Wilshere*, 11. Mesut Özil, 12. Olivier Giroud, 13. Emiliano Viviano, 14. Theo Walcott, 15. Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain*, 16. Aaron Ramsey, 17. Nacho Monreal, 19. Santi Cazorla, 20. Mathieu Flamini, 21. Łukasz Fabiański, 22. Yaya Sanogo, 23. Nicklas Bendtner, 25. Carl Jenkinson*, 28. Kieran Gibbs, 29. Kim Källström, 39. Zak Ansah*, 43. Zach Fagan*, 44. Serge Gnabry, 45. Isaac Hayden*, 47. Jack Jebb*, 53. Kristoffer Olsson*, 54. Brandon Ormonde-Ottewill*, 56. Jon Toral*, 58. Gedion Zelalem.