Danny Welbeck has replaced Olivier Giroud in Arsenal’s Champions League squad after the club registered their player roster with UEFA for the group stage games with Borussia Dortmund, Galatasaray and Anderlecht.
Ruled out until the New Year, there was little point including the Frenchman given matchweek six ends for the Gunners with an away trip to Galatasaray on 9 December. Should Arsenal progress he can be added to the list for the knockout stages. Weirdly UEFA have Welbeck listed as the number 29 when he is in fact our new 23.
The squad includes 25 players from the club’s A List as well as 13 names from the B List. An unlimited number of players can be registered on List B if they were born on or after 1 January 1993 and have been eligible to play for the club for any uninterrupted period of two years since their 15th birthday. 16-year-olds can also be on the list if they have been registered with the club for the previous two years without interruption.
Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain, Serge Gnabry and Hector Bellerin are the best known first team stars eligible for B List inclusion, while Chuba Akpom and Isaac Hayden are also familiar. Kristoffer Olsson’s name appears, but he’s now on loan for the season at Danish outfit FC Midtjylland.
Full squad below