2 New Signings Added To Arsenal’s Squad For Europa League Knockouts

By on February 2, 2018

Arsenal have submitted their squad for the knockout stages of the Europa League with two of our January signings added to the list.

As expected, Henrikh Mkhitaryan has been included after completing his move to Arsenal as part of a swap deal involving Alexis Sanchez heading to Manchester United.

Mkhitaryan is eligible to play in the Europa League despite featuring in the Champions League for United as Jose Mourinho’s men won’t be in the same competition as Arsenal.

However, deadline day signing Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang is ineligible to be included in the squad as he played for Borussia Dortmund in the Champions League and the Germans have dropped down to the Europa League knockout stages after failing to qualify from their group.

UEFA rules state that a player can not play for two different clubs who will feature in the same European competition so Aubameyang won’t be able to play for Arsenal in the Europa League but Mkhitaryan can as United won’t play in the Europa League this year.

Our final January signing, Konstantinos Mavropanos, has been added to the squad list after impressing in training following his £1.8m move from PAS Giannina lats month.

The 20-year-old was initially expected to head out on loan for the second half of the season but Wenger has decided to keep him in north London over the coming months.

Interestingly, Santi Cazorla has also been added to the squad for the knockout stages despite still recovering from his long-term Achilles injury. Maybe Wenger hopes Cazorla might be fit if we got to the semi’s or final but even that looks unlikely at this stage so he’s probably just been included because there was room for him.

Here is a full list of Arsenal’s squad for the knockout stages of the Europa League, as per UEFA.com:

Goalkeepers

David Ospina, Petr Cech, Ryan Huddart*, Deyan Iliev, Hugo Keto*, Matt Macey, Joao Virginia*

Defenders

Per Mertesacker, Laurent Koscielny, Ron Holding, Calum Chambers, Nacho Monreal, Shkodran Mustafi, Hector Bellerin, Sead Kolasinac, Konstantinos Mavropanos, Tolaji Bola*, Aaron Eyoma*, Chiori Johnson*, Jordi Osei-Tutu*, Joseph Olowu*

Midfielder

Aaron Ramsey, Jack Wilshere, Santi Cazorla, Mesut Özil, Alex Iwobi*, Granit Xhaka, Ainsley Maitland-Niles*, Mohamed Elneny, Henrikh Mkhitaryan, Vlad Dragomir*, Charlie Gilmour*, Reiss Nelson*, Joe Willock*, Gedion Zelalem*, Nathan Tormey*, Trae Coyle*

Forward

Alexandre Lacazette, Danny Welbeck,  Josh Dasilva*, Yassin Fortune*, Eddie Nketiah*, Xavier Amaechi*, Emile Smith Rowe*,

*- B List

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One Comment

  1. OKongo

    February 2, 2018 at 11:46 am

    Incredible ,not gd fr our new boy @AUB to miss

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