Arsenal are set for a return to the Champions League group levels after a seven-year absence (Picture: Getty)Arsenal have named their 25-man squad for the Champions League group levels as they put together to make their return to the competitors for the primary time because the 2016/17 season.
Arsenal have been drawn in a gaggle alongside PSV Eindhoven, Sevilla and Lens and start their marketing campaign towards the Dutch facet on the Emirates subsequent week on the Emirates Stadium.
There are few surprises within the squad with Summer (Summer is Here SALE)r signing Jurrien Timber lacking following the intense knee damage he sustained on his residence debut final month towards Nottingham Forest.
As a consequence, forgotten defender Cedric Soares, who hasn’t performed for the membership since final November and spent the second half of final season on mortgage at Fulham, is included.
Arsenal Champions League Squad
Goalkeepers: Aaron Ramsdale, David Raya, James Hillson
Defenders: Cedric, Lino Sousa, Takehiro Tomiyasu, Oleksandr Zinchenko, Ben White, Gabriel, Jakub Kiwior, William Saliba
Midfielders: Mohamed Elneny, Jorginho, Thomas Partey, Declan Rice, Martin Odegaard, Kai Havertz, Fabio Vieira, Emile Smith Rowe
Forwards: Leandro Trossard, Bukayo Saka, Gabriel Martinelli, Reiss Nelson, Eddie Nketiah, Gabriel Jesus
Thomas Partey, in the meantime, who sustained a groin damage previous to the worldwide break, can also be included together with England Under-19 defender Lino Sousa.
Mohamed Elneny, who’s closing in on a return to full health after almost a 12 months out, can also be within the squad, together with Summer (Summer is Here SALE)r signings Kai Havertz and Declan Rice, the latter of whom is loving life at his new membership.
The former West Ham captain gained the membership’s August Player of the Month Award and is relishing the chance to steer Arsenal’s assault on the most important prize in membership soccer.
He mentioned: ‘Watching Champions League since I used to be a child, you simply understand how particular them nights are.
‘For me to stroll out, hear that music, the anthem, the stroll earlier than the sport, it provides you that further bit of fireside to go on the market and carry out, but additionally on the finish, you’ve received that trophy that you just have a look at, something is feasible.’
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