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With the transfer deadline (mercifully) passed, yesterday clubs had to admit their 25 man playing squads for league games in 2010-11. Squads of 25 must contain at least 8 "home grown" players. Arsenal submitted a 20 man squad with 7 home grown players as follows [(h) denotes home grown]:

1. Manuel ALMUNIA
2. Abou DIABY
3. Bacary SAGNA
4. Cesc FABREGAS (h)
6. Laurent KOSCIELNY
7. Tomas ROSICKY
8. Samir NASRI
10. Robin van PERSIE
15. DENILSON (h)
17. Alexandre SONG (h)
18. Sebastien SQUILLACI
20. Johan DJOUROU (h)
21. Lukasz FABIANSKI
22. Gael CLICHY (h)
23. Andrey ARSHAVIN
24. Vito MANNONE (h)
27. Emmanuel EBOUE
29. Marouane CHAMAKH
52. Nicklas BENDTNER (h)

In addition to this, clubs are allowed to name an unlimited number of players who were 21 or under as of 1st January, 2010. Arsenal registered 56 such players in addition to the 20 man squad

11. Carlos VELA
14. Theo WALCOTT
16. Aaron RAMSEY
28. Kieran GIBBS
53. Woijcech SZCZESNY

As well as: Benik Afobe, Chuks Aneke, Martin Angha, Zak Ansah, Nacer Barazite (on loan at Vitesse Arnhem), Kyle Bartley (on loan at Sheffield United), Samir Bihmoutine, Daniel Boateng, Pedro Botelho, George Brislen-Hall, Alban Bunjaku, James Campbell, Reice Charles-Cook, Francis Coquelin (on loan at Lorient), Thomas Cruise, Roarie Deacon, Craig Eastmond, Kyle Ebecilio, Jamie Edge, Jay Emmanuel-Thomas, Cedric Evina, Luke Freeman (on loan at Yeovil Town), Emmanuel Frimpong, Samuel Galindo, Ben Glasgow, Sead Hajrovic, Conor Henderson, Gavin Hoyte, Henri Lansbury, Damian Martinez, Sean McDermott, Jernade Meade, Ignasi Miquel, Jeffrey Monakana, Elton Monteiro, Rhys Murphy, Havard Nordtveit, Oguzhan Ozyakup, Mark Randall, Josh Rees, Philip Roberts, James Shea, Steven Smith, Gilles Sunu, Armand Traore (on loan at Juventus), Sanchez Watt (on loan at Leeds United), Callum Webb, Jordan Wynter, Nico Yennaris.

Click here to join in the debate on the club forum.

Writer:Tim Stillman
Date:Thursday September 2 2010
Time: 2:23PM


There is only one Van der Vaart! Only one van der Vaart!
Harry's twitch
02/09/2010 14:32:00
..."and I ain't no faaaacking wheeler dealer"
cesc la vie
02/09/2010 14:35:00
Yes - that would be the one rejected by Real and cleared out in the summer sales after 'arry was conned into thinking someone else had offered £18m for him.
02/09/2010 14:35:00
It's exactly the same Arsenal squad we would have put forward even if the new rules hadn't been put in place. Most PL teams in the recent past will only use something like 26-28 players over a normal season and there'll always have been a handful of youngsters amongst those.
02/09/2010 14:39:00
I think Arsene has just made a mockery of the new squad rule.None of the 20 selected are English. And the thinks the new squad rule is gonna help English football??....hahaha....absolute mockery of the new rule by Arsene
02/09/2010 15:03:00
I meant "the fa thinks"
02/09/2010 15:04:00
Did Somebody Van der Vaart? No......Just the lingering smell of spurs in the West hame away changing room then.
02/09/2010 15:13:00
Didnt you lot sign Squillaci? You want to fire the man who does your polls!
02/09/2010 16:14:00
My word! Is this an English club?
Clive 49
02/09/2010 16:58:00
'Cesc Fabregas, Johan Djourou, Niklas Bendtner, Alexandre Song, Vito Mannone, and Perka Denilson - Do these names sound home grown to you?' was a post a Spurs supporting friend of mine put up on facebook/ twitter today. All i seem to be doing is arguing with people about Arsenal at the moment! lol!
02/09/2010 17:11:00
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