Per Mertesacker and Danny Welbeck have been added to Arsenal’s Champions League squad, ahead of this month’s first knock-out round encounter with Bayern Munich.
The duo were not included in this season’s original squad as they were long-term absentees with knee injuries, but with both of them back in contention once more, they’ve been submitted to the updated squad that UEFA require.
However, there’s no place for Carl Jenkinson who, despite the fact he couldn’t finalise personal terms with Crystal Palace and seal a move away from the club, played twice in the competition so far.
He was in the team for the 3-2 win over Ludogorets, and the 2-2 draw with PSG at the end of November.
Mertesacker has yet to play this season, but was on the bench for the 5-0 win over Southampton in the FA Cup in which Welbeck scored twice.
Arsenal face Bayern at the Allianz Arena on February 15th, before the second leg in London on March 7th.
Arsenal’s Champions League squad
2. Mathieu Debuchy, 3. Kieran Gibbs, 4. Per Mertesacker, 5. Gabriel, 6. Laurent Koscielny, 7. Alexis Sánchez, 8. Aaron Ramsey, 9. Lucas Pérez, 11. Mesut Özil, 12. Olivier Giroud, 13. David Ospina, 14. Theo Walcott, 15. Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain, 16. Rob Holding, 17. Alex Iwobi*, 18. Nacho Monreal, 19. Santi Cazorla, 20. Shkodran Mustafi, 22. Yaya Sanogo, 23. Danny Welbeck, 24. Héctor Bellerín*, 26. Emiliano Martínez, 29. Granit Xhaka, 31. Jeff Reine-Adélaïde, 33. Petr Čech, 34. Francis Coquelin, 35. Mohamed Elneny, 39. Tolaji Bola*, 42. Kristopher Da Graca*, 43. Josh Dasilva*, 46. Charlie Gilmour*, 49. Ryan Huddart*, 50. Deyan Iliev*, 51. Chiori Johnson*, 53. Hugo Keto*, 55. Ainsley Maitland-Niles*, 58. Marcus McGuane*, 60. Savvas Mourgos*, 65. Ben Sheaf*, 68. Chris Willock*, 72. Reiss Nelson*, 73. Eddie Nketiah*.
(squad list via Jeorge Bird’s Arsenal Youth)