There isn’t much happening out there except the International matches. As for Arsenal, they have announced their squad for 2010/11 season. All teams were to submit their squads of 25 with 8 home grown players. The Premier league 25 men squad rule is explained here by Mirror football. The squad of Arsenal is as follows (home grown players are in bold)
Robin Van Persie,
In addition to this a team can use under 21 players as many as they want.
Under 21 players for Arsenal are
Benik Afobe, Chukwuemeka Aneke, Martin Anghaa, Zak Ansah, Nacer Barzite, Kyle Bartley, Ssamir Bihmoutine, Daniel Boateng, Pedro Botelho, George Hall, Alban Bunjaku, James Campbell, Reice Cook, Francis Coquelin, Thomas Cruise, Roarie Deacon, Craig Eastmond, Kyle Ebecilio, James Edge, Jay Thomas, Cedric Evina, Luke Freeman, Emmanuel Frimpong, Samuel Galindo, Kieran Gibbs, Benjamin Glasgow, sead Hajrovic, Conor Henderson, Gavin Hoyte, Henri Lansbury, Damain Martinez, sean McDermott, Jernade Meade, Ignasi Miquel, Jeffrey Monakana, Elton Monteiro, rhs Murphy, Havard Nordtveit, Nigel Spence, Oguzhan Ozyakup, Aaron Ramsey, Mark Randall, Joshua Rees, Philip Roberts, James Shea, Steven Smith, gilles Sunu, wojciech Szczesny, Armand Traore, Carlos Vela, Theo Walcott, Sanchez Watt, Callum Webb, Jack Wilshere, Jordan Wynter, Nicholas Yennaris.
Further the good news is that Samir Nasri might be available for the tie against Bolton on 11th September as he makes a quick recovery. SkySports report is here.
Also Arsenal fullback Tom Cruise is looking for a loan move to get more experience. He is looking for a team that plays a passing game. It would be good for him to go out on loan as he would develop as a player more quickly by playing regularly.
goal.com has reported that Arsenal might move for PSV Eindhoven’s Ibrahim Afellay in January. Fiorentina is also interested in the highly rated midfielder. I have a feeling that if we are to sign him than we are going to go the same way as we had gone with Chamakh as his contract expires next summers.
Arsenal are also set to make a move for 17 year old Japanese Ryo Miyaichi who is at the moment injured with a broken leg. dailymail report is here. I don’t know much about him, but if Wenger is Signing him while he is injured , he must be good.
Also Fabregas has come out and said that Barcelona did everything they could to sign him this summer. He only stopped due to Arsenal asking him to stay. This further adds to the speculations that it is indeed his last season at Arsenal. For me, I just want Arsenal to win a title this season and for all players to be fully focused, including Fabregas, and we will talk about the transfer when the time comes.
In the end, I hope all the Arsenal players on International duty return home uninjured.
Thats all for now. Till later!