Mari, Soares, Nketiah and Azeez added to Arsenal’s Europa League squad; Chambers included, Lopez removed

Arsenal have submitted their updated Europa League squad for the knockout stages of the competition, with loan signings Pablo Mari and Cedric Soares both included along with Eddie Nketiah, who is back from his spell with Leeds United.

Nketiah is named on the B-list for under-21 players, while Mari and Soares are on the A-list in place of Konstantinos Mavropanos (who was loaned out to Nuremberg) and Joel Lopez, who has been left out.

In addition, youngsters Miguel Azeez and Tom Smith have been included on the B-list for the first time.

Calum Chambers has been included despite being ruled out for the rest of the season due to injury.

As well as Lopez, Sam Greenwood, Karl Hein and Catalin Cirjan have also been left out as there aren’t enough spaces on the A-list and they are ineligible for the B-list having not yet been at the club for two years.

Despite being part of the first-team squad, Reiss Nelson and Joe Willock join Nketiah on the B-list.

Meanwhile, Matteo Guendouzi and Gabriel Martinelli are on the A-list along with goalkeeper James Hillson as they aren’t yet eligible for the B-list.

Arsenal only have 24 players (as opposed to the usual 25) included on the A-list as they have only named seven homegrown players rather than eight – with Emiliano Martinez, Hector Bellerin, Ainsley Maitland-Niles, Rob Holding, Chambers, Matt Macey and Hillson all falling into that category.

Arsenal’s Europa League squad:

List A: 1. Bernd Leno, 2. Hector Bellerin, 3. Kieran Tierney, 5. Sokratis, 8. Dani Ceballos, 9. Alexandre Lacazette, 10. Mesut Ozil, 11. Lucas Torreira, 14. Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang, 15. Ainsley Maitland-Niles, 16. Rob Holding, 17. Cedric Soares, 19. Nicolas Pepe, 20. Shkodran Mustafi, 22. Pablo Mari, 23. David Luiz, 26. Emiliano Martinez, 29. Matteo Guendouzi, 31. Sead Kolasinac, 33. Matt Macey, 34. Granit Xhaka, 35. Gabriel Martinelli, 63. James Hillson

List B: 24. Reiss Nelson, 28. Joe Willock, 30. Eddie Nketiah, 37. Daniel Ballard, 38. Folarin Balogun, 40. Tolaji Bola, 41. Robbie Burton, 42. Harry Clarke, 43. Trae Coyle, 47. Jordan McEneff, 48. Mark McGuinness, 49. Zech Medley, 53. Joseph Olowu, 54. Tobi Omole, 57. Matt Smith, 59. Zak Swanson, 61. Nathan Tormey, 69. Ben Cottrell, 76. Arthur Okonkwo, 77. Bukayo Saka, 78. Tom Smith, 79. Miguel Azeez

3 comments

  1. Hi Jeorge, thanks for an interesting post.

    Jeorge, what’s the situation with James Olayinka, is still at Arsenal receiving treatment, do you think he’ll return to Northampton, how long will he be out for, cheers?

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