Gunners new boys make squad

Clubs were required to submit a matchday line-up of up to 25

players for the season before 5pm on Wednesday under new Premier

League rules. And new boys Marouane Chamakh, Laurent Koscielny and

Sebastien Squillaci all made the cut following their recent

arrivals at the Emirates. There were no surprises in Wenger’s

line-up, with Gunners stars Cesc Fabregas, Andrey Arshavin and

Robin Van Persie among his selection. The French manager also can

choose from a host of young talent including star winger Theo

Walcott, as U21 players do not have to be named in the squad.

Arsenal squad: Manuel Almunia, Andrey Arshavin, Nicklas Bendtner,

Marouane Chamakh, Gael Clichy, Pereka Neves Denilson, Vassiriki

Abou Diaby, Johan Danon Djourou-Gbadjere, Emmanuel Eboue, Lukasz

Fabianski, Cesc Fabregas, Laurent Koscielny, Vito Mannone, Samir

Nasri, Tomas Rosicky, Bacary Sagna, Bilong Song, Dimitri Alexandre,

Robin Van Persie, Thomas Vermaelen, Sebastien Squillaci. As Arsenal

have only 20 senior players over the age 21 they were able to make

up their ‘home-grown’ quota through youth players.