Arsenal pre-PSG training report: Maitland-Niles and Ramsey involved

Arsenal held their final first-team training session today ahead of tomorrow night’s opening Champions League group stage fixture away to Paris Saint-Germain, with youngster Ainsley Maitland-Niles in attendance. 

The prospect was hugely impressive for the U23s against Derby County on Friday and could feature in the EFL Cup fixture against Nottingham Forest next week. 

Chuba Akpom was also back training with the senior squad, while Aaron Ramsey and Mathieu Debuchy have returned to light training. 

Gabriel continued to train with the squad and Laurent Koscielny was fine to participate despite suffering an injury against Southampton. Former player Robert Pires also trained. 

Yaya Sanogo is still out injured, along with Carl Jenkinson, Per Mertesacker and Danny Welbeck. 

Players in training today: Cech, Bellerin, Mustafi, Koscielny, Monreal, Coquelin, Cazorla, Walcott, Ozil, Oxlade-Chamberlain, Perez, Ospina, Holding, Elneny, Giroud, Xhaka, Iwobi, Sanchez, Martinez, Gabriel, Akpom, Maitland-Niles, Pires, Gibbs. 

Light training: Ramsey, Debuchy. 

Jeff Reine-Adelaide didn’t train with the squad today as he is instead set to play for the U19s against PSG in the UEFA Youth League tomorrow. 
Freddie Ljungberg coached the U19s in training today. 

Possible U19 team:

Keto; Johnson, Bielik, Da Graca, M. Bola; McGuane, Sheaf; Nelson, Reine-Adelaide, C. Willock; Mavididi. Subs: Virginia, T. Bola, Pileas, Malen, Nketiah, DaSilva, Mourgos. 



  1. I know he hasn’t set the world alight but would like to see Akpom given an opportunity at least from the bench tomorrow given Perez will take time to settle in and giroud’s hardly played this season. Hopefully reine Adelaide and niles, who seems to be almost ignored these days, show what they’re capable of.

    On another note found highlights of two of our young prospects (amaechi and John Jules)

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