Premier League giants Arsenal FC have officially announced 27 members squad for their upcoming pre-season Barclays Asia Tour to Singapore. Gunners talisman Alexis Sanchez and custodian David Ospina will not be a part of the 27 men squad which will be travelling to Singapore. Both players had played in the recently concluded Copa America and are on holidays.
Among the other notable absentees, Danny Welbeck and Thomas Rosicky will be staying back in England to recover from minor injuries.
In the club’s official website Gunners boss Arsene Wenger said: “Calum has decided to shorten his holiday and come back on Friday. He didn’t play in the under-21s and needs preparations.
“Welbeck isn’t completely recovered from the problem he had [at the end of last season]. He’s not back in full training so he will stay behind.
“Rosicky will stay back because he got a small injury at his last game against Iceland with Czech Republic.
“Ospina is on holiday until July 27 and Alexis is on holiday until August 3. Serge Gnabry is on holiday after playing with the under-21s. He’s back on July 20.”
The 27 men Arsenal squad:
Arsenal squad (subject to change):
Chuba Akpom, Mikel Arteta, Hector Bellerin, Santi Cazorla, Petr Cech, Calum Chambers, Francis Coquelin, Dan Crowley, Mathieu Debuchy, Mathieu Flamini, Gabriel, Kieran Gibbs, Olivier Giroud, Alex Iwobi,Laurent Koscielny, Emiliano Martinez, Per Mertesacker, Nacho Monreal, Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain, Mesut Ozil, Aaron Ramsey, Jeff Reine-Adelaide, Wojciech Szczesny, Theo Walcott, Chris Willock, Jack Wilshere, Gedion Zelalem.
Young France Under-17 international Jeff Reine-Adelaide, who recently joined the club from Lens will be also a part of the travelling squad.
The Schedule for the Barclays Asia Tour:
15th July- Singapore Select XI vs Arsenal
18th July- Asia Trophy Semi-Final
18th July- Asia Trophy Final
Emirates Cup Schedule:
25th July- Arsenal vs Lyon
26th July- Arsenal vs VFL Wolfsburg