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Arsenal name big squad for the ‘Youth Champions League’

Arsenal Announce NextGen Squad by AH

Arsenal have announced their 32 man squad, that will take place in this season’s NextGen Competition, which is the new Europe-wide competition for Under 19’s, which by rights Arsenal should do very well in considering the wealth of young talent at our disposal!

The full Arsenal 32-man squad is; Goalkeepers: Reice Charles-Cook and Josh Vickers

Defenders: Zach Fagan, Elton Monteiro, Sead Hajrovic, Leander Siemann, Martin Angha, Arinse Uade, Tom Dallison, Brandon Ormonde-Ottewill, Samir Bihmoutine, Hector Bellerin and Kyle Ebecilio

Barnet v Arsenal highlights – Simpson gets two in easy win for Gunners

Arsenal’s pre-season got off to an easy start with a 4-0 win at Underhill against Barnet in the annual fixture before the Gunners fly off to Austria for a ten day tour.

Although, to be fair, Barnet’s defending left a lot to be desired, but Arsenal certainly looked comfortable right from the start when the little Russian maestro Andrei Arshavin walked through the defence to open the scoring after just two minutes.

It was good to see Chamakh and Koscielny make their debuts, and Jack Wilshere was also back from his loan period, but the next two goals came from another serial loanee Jay Simpson.

Barnet v Arsenal – “The most important thing is no injuries”

Arsenal begin their pre-season campaign away at Barnet tomorrow in their regular July meeting at Underhill, and the Barnet coach Mark Stimson believes that it could be a close game, but the most important thing is that neither side sustain any injuries ahead of the new season.

“The main thing is no injuries, that is the biggest thing in pre-season and I’m sure it is the same for Arsenal,” said Stimson.

Sick-note injured again!

Can you believe the never-ending saga of Thomas Rosicky is still not over. He has had more comebacks announced that Frank Sinatra and Elvis put together!

He picked up another injury in his first game back, against Barnet, and is now not expected to play again until after the season begins. The Emirates Cup, which is usually the best time for Wenger to assess his strongest team ahead of the new season, will now be played without him.

Arsenal have described the injury as a “minor problem”, but considering Rosicky has been out for 18 months, and is now out for at least another three weeks, no additional problem could be called minor.

Wenger – Barnet gave us a good run

In an interview with Arsenal.com, Arsene Wenger was pleased with the first game of pre-season, and was more than happy with the performances from the players that he had available. He said: “Yes, some good performances, we had 14 players at home but it was still a good game. Barnet gave us a good run out and for the first game it was quite good.

“We played basically with the Youth Cup-winning team in the second half and in the first half it was interesting because we were challenged physically. Barnet were well organized, committed and to improve our fitness it was just ideal.”

Arsenal squad v Barnet released

The Arsenal website has released the full list of 21 players that could line-up against Barnet today.
Thomas Vermaelen is fully expected to make his Arsenal debut, and Tomas Rosicky is looking forward to his first turn-out for the Gunners in 18 months. There are not as many first team players as was first expected, it was originally hoped that Eduardo Da Silva was also going to be available but his name has not appeared.

They sqad list in full::
Manuel Almunia
Vito Mannone
William Gallas
Johan Djourou
Mikael Silvestre
Thomas Vermaelen
Tomas Rosicky
Andrey Arshavin
Jack Wilshere
Thomas Cruise
Craig Eastmond
Luke Ayling
Conor Henderson
Francis Coquelin
Jay Emmanuel-Thomas
Mark Randall
Emmanuel Frimpong
Gilles Sunu
Sanchez Watt
Jay Simpson
Nacer Barazite

Eduardo, Rosicky, Vermaelen and Senderos all available for Barnet game

Arsenal’s first pre-season warm-up will be this Saturday away at Barnet, and there are quite a few first team regulars back in training. Everyone’s eyes will be on the team (to be announced on Friday) but the possible first team players will include Eduardo and Rosicky who are returning from injury, Phillipe Senderos, who is back from six months with AC Milan, and the only new signing of the summer (so far!) Thomas Vermaelen.

The available senior players include: Almunia, Rosicky, Eduardo, Clichy, Mannone, Gallas, Djourou, Wilshere, Nasri, Denilson, Silvestre, Arshavin, Traore, Senderos and Vermaelen.