Arsenal have added three academy players to their Europa League squad ahead of the knockout stages, as Mikel Arteta’s side prepare to travel to Lisbon.
Arsenal updated their main Europa League squad after the closure of the January transfer window, adding their new first-team signings and leaving out youngsters George Lewis and Lino Sousa due to a lack of spare spaces.
But whilst the main squad is fixed for the remainder of the competition, the B-list can be updated at any point up until midnight the day before the game.
The B-list contains players under the age of 21 who have been with their current club for two years, and Arsenal have added three players to it in their latest update.
Reuell Walters and Joel Ideho have both joined the list, as they’ve both just become eligible.
Ideho joined Arsenal in October 2020, and Walters in November 2020, so neither were eligible for the B-list at the start of the group stage, but they both are now.
Then Salah-Eddine Oulad M’hand has also been added after his return from a loan with Hull City, but he’s currently absent through injury anyway.
Arsenal Europa League squad
Aaron Ramsdale, Matt Turner, James Hillson
Ben White, Gabriel, William Saliba, Jakub Kiwior, Rob Holding, Takehiro Tomiyasu, Oleksandr Zinchenko, Kieran Tierney
Thomas Partey, Martin Odegaard, Leandro Trossard, Jorginho, Fabio Vieira, Mohamed Elneny, Granit Xhaka
Gabriel Jesus, Emile Smith Rowe, Gabriel Martinelli, Eddie Nketiah, Reiss Nelson
Karl Hein, Hubert Graczyk
Zach Awe, Henry Jeffcott, Zane Monlouis, James Lannin-Sweet, Reuell Walters
Mauro Bandeira, Catalin Cirjan, Ben Cottrell, Jack Henry-Francis, Joel Ideho, Salah-Eddine Oulad M’hand, Charles Sagoe Jr, Matt Smith, Bradley Ibrahim
Bukayo Saka, Khayon Edwards, Amario Cozier-Duberry
Note: Bukayo Saka has been included on the B-list as there’s no downside to doing so, Arsenal can select freely from either list for their matchday squad.
Including Saka on the B-list, as he’s still young enough to be eligible, frees up a spot on the main squad list.