Arsenal’s Premier League Squad revealed – Koscielny included

So the final Premier League squads have been revealed and Arsenal’s have got some interesting additions to the squad. We sisn’t think that Laurent Koscielny would have been left out until January but it seems that Unai Emery believes that Koss the Boss will be back long before that.

Here is the official squad….

Aubameyang, Pierre-Emerick
Bellerin, Hector*
Bramall, Cohen
Cech, Petr
Elneny, Mohamed Naser Elsayed
Holding, Robert Samuel*
Iliev, Deyan*
Iwobi, Alex*
Jenkinson, Carl Daniel*
Kolasinac, Sead
Koscielny, Laurent
Lacazette, Alexandre
Leno, Bernd
Lichtsteiner, Stephan
Martinez, Damian Emiliano*
Mkhitaryan, Henrikh
Monreal, Ignacio
Mustafi, Shkodran
Ozil, Mesut
Papastathopoulos, Sokratis
Ramsey, Aaron James*
Torreira, Lucas
Welbeck, Daniel*
Xhaka, Granit

It was a surprise to see Carl Jenkinson on the list, but he is ‘home grown’ although he will never play. We also have a swathe of younsters named in the U21s which will supplement our first team. This list includes top players like Guendouzi, Smith-Rowe, Maitland-Niles, Nketiah and Ben Sheaf, all of whom could be in the first team squad at times.

So here is the U21 list (Courtesy of Jeorge Bird’s Arsenal Youth website)

Alebiousu, Ryan
Amaechi, Xavier Casmier
Ballard, Daniel George
Balogun, Folarin Jerry
Barden, Daniel
Bielik, Krystian
Bola, Tolaji
Burton, Robert
Clarke, Harrison Thomas
Cottrell, Ben
Coyle, Trae
Daley-Campbell, Vontae
Dennis, Matthew
Flaherty, Stanley James
Gilmour, Charlie Ian
Greenwood, Sam
Guendouzi, Matteo
Hein, Karl Jakob
John-Jules, Tyreece Romayo
Lopez Salguero, Joel
Maitland-Niles, Ainsley
Martin, Joshua
Matthews, Alfie
Mavropanos, Konstantinos
McEneff, Jordan John
McGuinness, Mark James
Medley, Zechariah Joshua Henry
Nelson, Reiss
Nketiah, Edward
Nwakali, Kelechi
Okonkwo, Arthur
Olayinka, Olujimi James Ayodele
Olowu, Joseph Olugbenga
Omole, Tobi
Osei-Tutu, Jordi
Pleguezuelo, Julio Jose
Saka, Bukayo
Sheaf, Ben
Smith Rowe, Emile
Smith, Matthew Gerrard
Smith, Tom
Spencer-Adams, Bayli Alexander
Swanson, Zak
Thompson, Dominic
Tormey, Nathan Alexander
Willock, Joseph George
Zelalem, Gedion


  1. barryglik says:

    I think the number of
    home grown players should
    be 15 minimum and non HG should be 10 max.
    I also think that eligibility to play in the PL
    should be 21 years old at 1st of July.
    We should raise the profile of U21 football.
    U21 football should be University based
    like college football in the USA.
    All U21 should do a min 3 year academic/trade/service course.

    1. John Ibrahim says:

      fans will not be happy if homegrown players are 15..

      that will disrupt the fans fifa19 inspiration of having 25 world class players in the team…

      the fans have always wanted the club to be like city or psg…heavy spending with world class players

      1. ozziegunner says:

        There is no way that U21 in UK/Europe can be university based, because the education standards of most professional footballers is lacking. The commitment to football in academies and even outside is such that it is often to the detriment of gaining academic achievement unfortunately.

    2. gotanidea says:

      If England apply that rule, other countries should follow. Otherwise England would have difficulties in competing, because the other countries will have younger squads

      The outfield footballers’ careers are usually very short. By the time they reach thirty plus of age, we can usually see the big drop in their pace, stamina and motivation

  2. Phelyx says:

    Is Cohen bramall not homegrown

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