Henrikh Mkhitaryan has been added to the squad for the remainder of the Europa League campaign, along with new signing Konstantinos Mavropanos and, interestingly, Santi Cazorla.
The Spaniard hasn’t played since October 2016 and, as we all know, has endured horrendous problems with his Achilles and an infection he picked after one of the multiple surgeries he’s had since.
It may well be a case that his inclusion is just in case he can make a comeback this season, and if Arsenal get to the final in Lyon, who knows what might happen.
Mkhitaryan, meanwhile, will wear the number 77 in European games because of a UEFA ruling which stipulates clubs cannot field different players with the same number.
Alexis Sanchez wore 7 in the 3-1 win over Cologne, therefore the Armenian has to wear something else, and he’s just doubled up on the number he’ll wear for all other fixtures.
Arsenal squad changes:
In: Santi Cazorla, Konstantinos Mavropanos, Henrikh Mkhitaryan
Out: Chuba Akpom, Krystian Bielik, Francis Coquelin, Mathieu Debuchy, Olivier Giroud, Marcus McGuane, Tafari Moore, Julio Pleguezuelo, Jeff Reine-Adélaïde, Alexis Sánchez, Ben Sheaf, Theo Walcott.