Arsenal name 18 man squad for Olympiakos Champions League tie

Andrei Arshavin

Arsenal have named their squad for this week's clash with Olympiakos in the Champions League.

Arsenal's squad for the tie with Olympiakos includes several new faces, with a number of first team players missing out.

Among those missing are key men Olivier Giroud, Santi Cazorla, Lukas Podolski, Theo Walcott, and Per Mertesacker, who all either are in need of rest of are nursing slight injuries, according to Arsene Wenger.

Andre Santos and Laurent Koscielny are also absent with injuries, but there is an opportunity for Tomas Rosicky to cement his return with a start.

The squad is as follows:

Szczesny, Vermaelen, Squillaci, Rosicky, Oxlade-Chamberlain, Ramsey, Coquelin, Arshavin, Jenkinson, Gervinho, Chamakh, Angha, Ansah, Monteiro, Hajrovic, Meade, Shea, Akpom.

Tomas Eisfeld is not featured due to UEFA regulations, while there is no place for Serge Gnabry either.

Exciting young attacker Chuba Akpom is featured, while Martin Angha could follow up his Capital One Cup start against Coventry earlier in the season with another.

Here is our predicted XI:

              Szczesny

Jenkinson Angha Squillaci Vermaelen

        Ramsey Coquelin Rosicky 

Oxlade-Chamberlain           Arshavin     

                 Gervinho

How would you line the side up out of the players available?


image: © Ronnie Macdonald

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