Posted on September 04, 2014 by ADMIN

Official Arsenal Premier League squad leaves 2 free places

Yesterday at 5pm was the deadline for Arsenal and every other club in the Premier League to subnit their final squad lists, which were allowed to be a maximium size of 25 players, although only 17 of them were allowed to come out of the Home Grown category.

The Gunners’ final squad list has 16 of these and seven who are classed as home grown, a total list of 23 players, meaning that without selling anyone, Arsene Wenger could sign two players in January as long as one of them fulfils the criteria of being registered to an English or Welsh club for 36 months before they turn 21. Here is that list, saying which of them are homegrown.

1. Arteta Amatriain, Mikel (No)

2 Campbell, Joel (No)

3 Cazorla, Santiago (No)

4 Coquelin, Francis (YES)

5 Debuchy, Mathieu (No)

6 Diaby, Vassiriki Abou (No)

7 Flamini, Mathieu (No)

8 Gibbs, Kieran James Ricardo (YES)

9 Giroud, Olivier (No)

10 Koscielny, Laurent (No)

11 Martinez, Damian Emiliano (YES)

12 Mertesacker, Per (No)

13 Monreal, Ignacio (No)

14 Ospina, David (No)

15 Ozil, Mesut (No)

16 Podolski, Lukas (No)

17 Ramsey, Aaron James (No)

18 Rosicky, Tomas (No)

19 Sanchez, Alexis (No)

20 Szczesny, Wojciech Tomasz (YES)

21 Walcott, Theo James Yes (YES)

22 Welbeck, Daniel (YES)

23 Wilshere, Jack Andrew (YES)

A pretty strong squad there for Arsenal, and it can be boosted by the fact that the under 21 players, such as Serge Gnabry, Calum Chambers, Sanogo, Bellerin and Oxlade-Chamberlain. That is a real benefit of the youth system and if we can keep most of these players fit this time, do you think Arsenal have a squad capable of winning the Premier League title?

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31 thoughts on “Official Arsenal Premier League squad leaves 2 free places

  1. muffdiver

    the only way this squad can win title is if wenger is willing to be more flexible with formation,
    play players in there actual positions ,
    do subs at times reasonable to still impact games
    and for him to be able to motivate these players in a way that they are hungry -theyve lost alot of that hunger

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    1. Gigi2

      agree to everything except the hunger, even though AWs speech can be whatever, I think the players themselves have the hunger (I didnt see the last game)

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    2. JoJo

      Agreed.
      But that’s the problem with Wenger, he doesn’t change tactics depending on the opponent we face. He will play the same formation, tactics, players regardless if were playing Norwich or Chelsea.
      We play ‘Our Game’ and don’t adjust depending on the opponent, It’s fine doing this when you have a team consisting of Henry, Bergkamp, Pires, Viera etc. but quite frankly.. we don’t.

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  2. Cartman

    It would make sense now to send Sanogo on loan in January as we have Giroud, Welbeck, Campbell, Sanchez who can all play up front. Sanogo would also benefit playing regularly. That would free up another place

    If Diaby is still injured, Wenger should consider getting a CDM, but it’s unlikely especially in January.

    Wenger must seriously consider getting a defender in January. We are short on defenders.

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    1. Colin

      Alas I feel Campbell will be lost to us in January, unless Wenger does an about turn.

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    2. jermaineBryan

      campbell or sanogo should go on loan now and replaced with
      30* brazilian jonas free agent
      80-82rating prev valencia main striker
      worth 11m
      champ League 14app=8g,5ass
      la liga113app=36g/16ass
      excellent=ball control,
      very good=dribble,preditor,long shots
      good=finishing,positioning,vision
      decent=free kick,speed,passing
      last season comparison;
      # ave 0.87 shots outside area better than giroud
      #39% take ons better than giroud not far from welbeck
      #56% shot accuracy would rival the best finishers in the prem.(r0oney 53%,rvp46%)
      #scored 10 goals 1 more than welbeck,
      #ave identical amount of goals from corners as giroud
      #78% pass completion better than giroud69%
      #ave 0.71creates more chances than welbeck
      #ave 25.74 passes similar to giroud better than welbeck(plays similar passing game to arsenal)

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  3. red14

    And btw the 2 free spaces is for a DM in january, if Diaby will be injured. (so we get a DM)
    And the other is for a CB in jan if kos/per/chambers get injured. I think Wenger tries to survive with this thin defence until january, then buy. he must be insane if he thinks 6 defenders will be enough for capital,fa,PL,CL. He isnt that insane, or is he?

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    1. Tony

      The league cup we’ll mainly use youth (which doesn’t have to be put on the players list) like always.

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    2. SaveArsenal

      Wenger told you all that himself did he?
      If he ran for 2 years without a good striker what makes you think he will worry about defenders?

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    3. jermaineBryan

      38*yepes 6″1 prev napoli
      colombian international world cup(ospina*)
      left sided centre back
      wants to move to prem
      excellent=marking,strong,tackle
      very good=intercept,heading
      lacks=pace(merts backup)
      last season;
      #86%pass completion,
      #won more tackles per game than kosc,nearly twice as much as verm and merts
      #58% of duels more than koscielney 50.91%, slightly less than tv and per
      #65% areal duels/7 clearenses/game similar to per last season

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  4. Ronny331

    I agree with red14 completely. Free agents now please! Joseph yobo or yepes anyone?

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    1. jermaineBryan

      you read my mind i think yepes would be perfect as he has chemistry with ospina and vastly experienced, he also says he wants to move to the prem ….. yobo also had agood world cup

      the stand out free agent is
      30*jonas free agent
      80-82rating prev valencia main striker
      worth 11m
      champ League 14app=8g,5ass
      la liga113app=36g/16ass
      excellent=ball control,
      very good=dribble,preditor,long shots
      good=finishing,positioning,vision
      decent=free kick,speed,passing
      last season comparison;
      # ave 0.87 shots outside area better than giroud
      #39% take ons better than giroud not far from welbeck
      #56% shot accuracy would rival the best finishers in the prem.(r0oney 53%,rvp46%)
      #scored 10 goals 1 more than welbeck,
      #ave identical amount of goals from corners as giroud
      #78% pass completion better than giroud69%
      #ave 0.71creates more chances than welbeck
      #ave 25.74 passes similar to giroud better than welbeck(plays similar passing game to arsenal)

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  5. Maxen

    Hi, I posted this in an earlier topic but I’ll try again here for help.

    I’m new here, that is as a registered user. I’ve been reading the posts and comments for years but have just now signed up. I need some help from the londoners here. Me and my friends are planning to visit London and watch a game later this year but we’re having problem finding a reliable website to book tickets from. I have an account on arsenal.com but not as a silver member or anything. I would like to book and pay the tickets from Sweden but I can order them with delivery to my friends address in London. Anyone have any ideas?

    Thanks!
    Max

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  6. Sumo

    Nice article. Informative.
    But i wanted to ask.
    Calum Chambers will be home grown right?

    And why is Ramsey not home grown?
    He spent his full career with Cardiff before us. That’s Welsh right?
    So why is non home grown?

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    1. The Handsome_Gooner

      articles BS, Ramsey IS homegrown
      and
      @Sumo, man I love your attitude towards the club, glad to know there are fans like you too

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  7. Tony

    Why is Ramsey not a home grown player. We brought him for Cardiff. You know a welsh club registered in the English leagues

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  8. Twig

    Wenger needs to as a matter of urgency do another Sol Campbell moment and get free agent defender. We can’t do a season with only 2 senior central defenders. You may mention Chambers, but he’s still new to the position and only 19. A veteran defender like Mario Yepes, who’s currently a free agent, would be an invaluable addition to the squad when the injuries begin to kick in. We can’t wait until January…. Come on Wenger, spend the £0!

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    1. jermaineBryan

      38*yepes 6″1 prev napoli
      colombian international world cup(ospina*)
      left sided centre back
      wants to move to prem
      excellent=marking,strong,tackle
      very good=intercept,heading
      lacks=pace(merts backup)
      last season;
      #86%pass completion,
      #won more tackles per game than kosc,nearly twice as much as verm and merts
      #58% of duels more than koscielney 50.91%, slightly less than tv and per
      #65% areal duels/7 clearenses/game similar to per last season

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  9. CouchCoach

    From my couch im looking at the defense and we have senior Debuchy, Mertesacker, Koscieny, Gibbs. Backup Monreal, Coquelin and U21 backup with Chambers , Bellerin, and some more U21 players. I think we can survive until January on that. Our team is looking strong everywhere except CDM but even there we have Arteta, Flamini, Chambers and Diaby. For our most depleted areas, not too bad huh gooners?

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    1. baldyloxxx

      Diaby isn’t a DM. And as much as it pains me, I fear he will never be for long enough to make an impact.

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  10. Cartman

    Diaby is always injured
    Wilshere isn’t at his best
    Flamini and Arteta are in 30s and dipped in form

    Hope we get a top CDM in January or next Summer

    Also hope Koscielny, Mertsacker, Gibbs, Debuchy, chambers, monreal stay uninjuredb because those are the only quality defenders we have

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