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Szczesny Misses Out!

Wojciech Szczesny has not travelled with the Arsenal Squad for the UEFA Champions League Opener against Montpellier. The Arsenal first choice Goalkeeper is apparently having an ankle trouble that will see him miss the game against the current French Champions.

On the positive side, Abou Diaby is likely to be back and is in contention to start the game. Diaby trained today without any discomfort and his return could see a return to the bench for Francis Coquelin who impressed everyone in the 6-1 win over Southampton on Saturday.

The rest of the squad trained today before flying to France and it looks increasingly likely that some of the players who started the Southampton game will be rested. Aaron Ramsey and Theo Walcott are likely to start tomorrow night’s game and Vito Mannone will don the gloves.

Arsenal’s 18-man Squad against Montpellier:

Vito Mannone, James Shea, Carl Jenkinson, Thomas Vermaelen, Per Mertesacker, Laurent Koscielny, Kieran Gibbs, Andre Santos, Francis Coquelin, Abou Diaby, Santi Cazorla, Aaron Ramsey, Mikel Arteta, Theo Walcott, Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain, Lukas Podolski, Gervinho, Olivier Giroud


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