Tuesday, 9 August 2011

Arsenal to reveal 25-man squad for Udinese clash -Room for Fabregas/Nasri?

Arsenal are set to announce their 25 man Champions League qualifying round squad later.

Last night was the deadline for the club to summit the names of 25 players, eight of whom have to be home grown, to UEFA ahead of the tie next week.

With Cesc Fabregas not fit enough to take part in competitive football having been excluded from Arsene Wengers pre-season preparations, all eyes will be on the official site when they announce the squad to see if he is included.

Robin van Persie and Samir Nasri are suspended for the first leg of the tie which takes place at the Grove a week today.

Manager Arsene Wenger will have to watch the game from the Directors Box as he severs his touchline suspension.

If the Gunners make a signing before the first leg of the fixture, they are - under UEFA rules - allowed to switch out a player originally included and replace them with the new signing.

However the squad must still included eight home grown players.

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