Saturday, June 15, 2024

Timber replaces Sousa as Arsenal submit UCL squad list

If Arsenal are still in the Champions League when Jurrien Timber returns to full fitness, the Dutchman will be eligible to play in the competition after being included on a revised squad list submitted to Uefa this week.

The Netherlands international hasn’t played any football since undergoing ACL surgery in August and will almost certainly miss the upcoming last-16 tie with Porto to be played on 21 February and 12 March.

If everything goes well in the coming weeks there’s a slim chance he could play some part in the quarter-finals in April although we wouldn’t bet on it.

Excluded from the squad submitted for the group stages in September, Timber replaces Lino Sousa on the A-List after the youngster moved to Aston Villa at the tail-end of the transfer window.

Despite being recalled from his loan with Nantes, winger Marquinhos has not made the cut. He’s currently away with Brazil at the CONMEBOL Pre-Olympic Tournament and is tipped to join Fluminense for the second half of the season.

It’s been rumoured that they will have an option to buy the 20-year-old which means we may have seen the last of him in Arsenal colours.

Arsenal A-List squad for UCL knockout rounds 23/24

Goalkeepers: Aaron Ramsdale, David Raya, James Hillson (Karl Hein counts as under-21 & is therefore on B-List)

Defenders: William Saliba, Ben White, Gabriel Magalhaes, Jurrien Timber, Jakub Kiwior, Cedric Soares, Takehiro Tomiyasu, Oleksandr Zinchenko

Midfielders: Thomas Partey, Martin Odegaard, Leandro Trossard, Jorginho, Fabio Vieira, Mohamed Elneny, Declan Rice

Attackers: Bukayo Saka, Gabriel Jesus, Emile Smith Rowe, Gabriel Martinelli, Eddie Nketiah, Reiss Nelson, Kai Havertz


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When you look at the squad with everyone fit we are some force to be reckoned with !


I still just can’t help feeling we’re one top-class forward away from a complete squad and really pushing us over the top competing for the EPL and CL.

Heavenly Chapecoense

Your manager thinks goals can be shared like cake. In football, some players put their slice in the nose or ears.


“With everyone fit” I don’t think that ever happens anymore in modern football, maybe once in a blue moon if you’re lucky but for the most part it’s a sort of unrealistic ideal, a fata morgana you keep chasing but evaporates as you get to it because by the time that guy recovered another two take his place. The trick is to have a deep squad and to have enough luck that the injuries happen in places where you have good cover, and not too many in one position. That’s why guys like Timber and Tomiyasu are so important if… Read more »

Santi’s Phonebox

This is the way.


Timber to score decisive penalty in the CL final shootout against Real Madrid


Can you imagine?
The stuff of dreams!
Even better, the players then put up a placard that reads “Sutton, Neville, Carragher, please avert your eyes, we’re about to celebrate the sh*t out of this!”

Gavin Mcadam

…Cedric having scored the penultimate penalty!

A Different George

Or maybe against Bayern. Guess who misses their penalty.


Serge Gnabry?


Harry Cant


So Trossard in a midfielder but ESR and Havertz are forwards? Obviously it doesn’t matter but curious about that


I think we should put everyone apart from Eddie as a midfielder!

Guardian of the Arse

Wenger would be so proud if our entire squad were midfielders.

Fireman Sam

Small technical midfielders

A Different George

The official website lists Havertz as a midfielder and Trossard as a forward.


All three of them have played both as forwards and midfielders so it’s pretty arbitrary


Yes Cedric made it imagine him lifting the CL cup cannot wait

Naked Cygan

Next season we should seriously think about upgrading on Cedric, Nketia, Nelson and Elneny. We have to seriously pull the bandaid.

Santi’s Phonebox

Of those four Nelson may be the one who stays as cover depending upon whether we spend all the funds on a central striker, another midfielder or two depending on whether we can unload Partey (hard for a player to generate a fee if they never play). Hard to know how many we can bring in without knowing our financial flexibility with FFP.

Spanish Gooner

Any money received for Nelson / Nketiah we’d be able to amortise over the cost of a replacement’s contract, so getting £30m for the pair would give £150m of FFP wiggle room. That, plus the roughly £350k/week we spend on them, Cedric and Elneny (who will leave on free transfers) should give us the space to make a couple of serious additions to the teams “for free” in FFP terms, although given we don’t have state backing we do also need to make things work in real-life money terms as well. I’d imagine we’ll try to actively sell Tierney, Partey… Read more »

Naked Cygan

Why is Partey on this list? He isn’t scheduled to come back till the next World Cup. I also totally forgot we had Vieira. The guy is either injured, banned, or on the bench.

Santi’s Phonebox

Always enjoy reading the positivity in your comments.

Naked Cygan

Just facts, not a positive or negative comment.


Tbh it’s not a fact that FV is either injured, suspended or on the bench. I swear I saw him play once.

Spanish Gooner

Vieira (and Kiwior) remind me a little of Ake at City in that he’s not justified what we spent on him yet, but I can’t shake the feeling that at some point in the run-in he’s going to prove very useful.

Declan Fried Rice with Egg

Fucking LANS !!


Maybe even L4NS! Given he can play 4 positions


My next license plate!

Henri Like-a-new-signingsbury


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