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Surprise Omission : Arsenal List 25-man Europa League Roster, Here Are The Three Notable Names In The Squad

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Arsenal will begin their Europa League campaign immediately after the international break,  according to the UEFA rule, clubs are mandated to submit their squad list before their first game of the campaign.

In accordance to the rules, Arsenal manager Unai Emery has listed and submitted the names of 25 players whom he believes would help him clinch the trophy by the end of the season.

The former manager listed most of the first-team players but the most surprising omission was the Gunners 20-year-old left-back Maitland-Niles, who was one of the regular players during Arsene Wenger’s reign.

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The young defender was highly rated by the former Arsenal manager, who trusted him to start ahead of Hector Bellerin in most of the games played throughout last season.

Another player who was surprisingly overlooked by Emery was young striker Eddie Nketiah.

The youngster was tipped by Arsenal fans as one of the best players from the Hale End academy during last season.

The England youth featured in five Europa League matches under Arsene Wenger and was wonderful for the club in those games.

18-year-old Smith-Rowe was the last name omitted from the squad list.

The youngster was prevented from leaving the Emirates Stadium during the summer transfer window despite bids for his signature. It was surprising that the former PSG boss failed to add the youngster to the 25-man list.

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