Arsenal have officially announced their squad list for the upcoming Champions League season. The Gunners have included Cedric Soares in the list, despite the fact that he is currently injured. Soares is expected to be fit for the start of the season, and his inclusion gives Arsenal some much-needed cover at right-back.
Jurrien Timber is currently excluded from the list due to injury. However, the Dutch defender is expected to be fit in January, and he could be added to the squad at that time. Timber is a highly-rated young defender, and his inclusion would be a major boost for Arsenal.
The full Arsenal Champions League squad list is as follows:
- Goalkeepers: Aaron Ramsdale, Bernd Leno, Arthur Okonkwo
- Defenders: Kieran Tierney, Gabriel Magalhães, Ben White, Gabriel Jesus, Takehiro Tomiyasu, Nuno Tavares, Cedric Soares, Rob Holding, William Saliba, Omar Rekik
- Midfielders: Thomas Partey, Granit Xhaka, Martin Ødegaard, Albert Sambi Lokonga, Ainsley Maitland-Niles, Lucas Torreira, Mohamed Elneny
- Forwards: Bukayo Saka, Gabriel Martinelli, Eddie Nketiah, Alexandre Lacazette, Nicolas Pepe
Arsenal will begin their Champions League campaign on September 14th, when they travel to face FC Barcelona. The Gunners will be looking to make a strong start to the competition, and they will be hoping that their new signings can make a big impact.
The inclusion of Cedric Soares in the squad is a major boost for Arsenal. Soares is a versatile defender who can play at right-back or left-back. He is also a good crosser of the ball, which will be important for Arsenal’s attack.
The exclusion of Jurrien Timber is a disappointment, but it is understandable given his injury. Timber is a talented defender, and he would have been a valuable addition to the Arsenal squad. However, the Gunners are confident that he will be fit in January, and they will be hoping to add him to the squad at that time.
Overall, Arsenal have a strong Champions League squad. They have a good mix of experience and youth, and they have a number of talented players who can make a difference in the competition. The Gunners will be looking to make a deep run in the Champions League this season, and they will be hoping that their new signings can help them achieve their goals.
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