Dragomir and Gilmour amongst eleven youngsters to train with Arsenal first-team pre-BATE Borisov


Arsenal held their final first-team training session today ahead of tomorrow night’s Europa League game away to BATE Borisov, with eleven youngsters in attendance.

Midfielders Vlad Dragomir, Charlie Gilmour and Marcus McGuane, who featured for the U23s against Everton on Monday night, were amongst those involved in addition to goalkeeper Deyan Iliev.

In addition, the expected quintet of Reiss Nelson, Joe Willock, Eddie Nketiah, Matt Macey and Josh Dasilva all trained along with first-team squad members Ainsley Maitland-Niles and Chuba Akpom.

With regards to senior players, Per Mertesacker, Mohamed Elneny, Granit Xhaka, Jack Wilshere, Shkodran Mustafi, Alexandre Lacazette, Theo Walcott, Nacho Monreal, Hector Bellerin, Alexis Sanchez, Olivier Giroud, Aaron Ramsey, David Ospina and Petr Cech trained.

Laurent Koscielny, Alexandre Lacazette and Mesut Ozil were rested from the session, with Alex Iwobi joining an injury list that also contains Jeff Reine-Adelaide, Mathieu Debuchy, Calum Chambers, Francis Coquelin, Danny Welbeck and Santi Cazorla.



  1. Looking at the training pics… could this be the team?
    Ospina; Mustafi, Mertesacker, Maitland-Niles; Nelson, Willock, Elneny, Nketiah; Walcott, Wilshere; Giroud.

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