As expected, all experienced players such as Gabriel Jesus, Declan Rice and Kai Havertz made it into the Gunners’ slim squad, so there were some surprise names.
Former Reading youth goalkeeper James Hillson, 22, is part of the List A squad, which requires at least eight locally trained players alongside 18-year-old defender Lino Sousa.
Cedric Soares is also included, which is perhaps no surprise considering summer signing Jurrien Timber has been ruled out of the group stage due to injury.
Arsenal have the opportunity to add “List B” players to the squad on the eve of each game. This consists of players who were born on or after January 1, 2002 and were eligible to play for the club for an uninterrupted period of two years since their 15th birthday.
These include Estonian goalkeeper Karl Hein, defender Reuell Walters and attacking midfielders Ethan Nwaneri, Amari Cozier-Duberry and Miguel Azeez. Myles Lewis-Skelly, Khayon Edwards and Charles Sagoe Jr. are among the other academy stars currently in the mix for List B.
Arsenal start their Champions League campaign against PSV next week.
Arsenal Champions League squad:
goalkeeper: Aaron Ramsdale, David Raya, James Hillson
defender: Cedric, Lino Sousa, Takehiro Tomiyasu, Oleksandr Zinchenko, Ben White, Gabriel, Jakub Kiwior, William Saliba
midfield player: Mohamed Elneny, Jorginho, Thomas Partey, Declan Rice, Martin Odegaard, Kai Havertz, Fabio Vieira, Emile Smith Rowe
Forward: Leandro Trossard, Bukayo Saka, Gabriel Martinelli, Reiss Nelson, Eddie Nketiah, Gabriel Jesus
https://www.standard.co.uk/sport/football/arsenal-champions-league-squad-list-b-players-b1106373.html Arsenal’s potential List B players form a surprise duo in the Champions League squad