Arsenal include Čech + Reine-Adélaïde in Champions League squad, but Bielik left out


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Arsenal have submitted their updated squad for the Champions League group stages, with summer signing Petr Čech included in the list of eligible players.

Youngsters Jeff Reine-Adélaïde, Matt Macey are also included on the A-List, but Krystian Bielik, Kristopher Da Graca and Ismael Bennacer have all been left out.

Surprisingly, Kaylen Hinds, Ryan Huddart, Chiori Johnson, Stephy Mavididi, Julio Pleguezuelo, Tyrell Robinson and Ben Sheaf have all been left out despite being on professional contracts. Foreign youngsters Kristopher Da Graca and Hugo Keto have also been omitted from the squad.

Mathieu Flamini and Joel Campbell have both been included despite having been linked with moves away from the club in the summer.

All of the players currently out on loan have been left out, whilst none of the current scholars have been included.

Arsenal Champions League squad: 

2. Mathieu Debuchy, 3. Kieran Gibbs, 4. Per Mertesacker, 5. Gabriel, 6. Laurent Koscielny, 7. Tomáš Rosický, 8. Mikel Arteta, 10. Jack Wilshere, 11. Mesut Özil, 12. Olivier Giroud, 13. David Ospina, 14. Theo Walcott, 15. Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain, 16. Aaron Ramsey, 17. Alexis Sánchez, 18. Nacho Monreal, 19. Santi Cazorla, 20. Mathieu Flamini, 21. Calum Chambers, 23. Danny Welbeck, 24.Héctor Bellerín*, 28. Joel Campbell, 33. Petr Čech, 34. Francis Coquelin, 51. Tafari Moore*, 52. Stefan O’Connor*, 44. Deyan Iliev*, 45. Alex Iwobi*, 47. Glen Kamara*, 49. Matt Macey, 54. Jeff Reine-Adélaïde, 59. Chris Willock*.

* Player list B

13 comments

  1. Is the ‘B’ list extensive? You can name as many as you like on the B list and quite a few eligible players seem to be missing. Where is Alex Iwobi?

  2. I am sure I read that there is a rule change this year, that players named in the champions league squad ( b list) cannot be named in the youth league squad as well. Or there might be a maximum amount? 3 I think? But only 1 can be fielded? I am pretty certain that all the players left out will be named in the youth league squad as well as willock and reine-adelaide.

    1. Arsenal 32 man squad. Man United 26, Chelsea 23,. Man City just 21!!!!

      For all their spending and our lack of it our squad still has more options?????

  3. Hoping to see more of Adelaide got some high hopes on him. Willock also, but to be honest the players on loan are most probably going to be pushing for the 1st team next campaign.

  4. Bielik does not qualify as an Under-21 player as Champions League rules require a 2-year residency for such players with the registering Club.

    Arsenal has named all 22 Senior players plus Macey, Chambers and Adelaide though they all are still Under-21 because of these same rules. So, the choice was Adelaide over Bielik for that 25th spot.

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