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Samir Nasri, Robin Van Persie And Ryo Miyaichi Included In Arsenal’s Vital Champions League Play-Off Squad

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Arsenal have included Samir Nasri in their Champions League squad for their vital Champions League play-off match against Udinese.

The Gunners head to Italy leading 1-0 on aggregate but know the Serie A club will pose plenty of problems in the Stadio Friuli.

Nasri’s inclusion comes as a surprise as he was expected to complete a £25million move to Manchester City this summer.

The 24-year-old was suspended for the first-leg but if he plays on Wednesday he will be ineligible to play for City in the competition this season.

This may make the Blues call off their pursuit of the France international, or offer a reduced bid for him.

Captain Robin van Persie also returns to the squad following his suspension while teenager Ryo Miyaichi will travel to Italy as he has obtained his work permit.

The Gunners have named two lists, an A and a B, with Jack Wilshere possibly in line for a return from an ankle injury and he is back in training.

Gervinho and Alex Song, both suspended for the Premier League defeat to Liverpool are set for a return to the first-team.

Arsenal’s Champions League squads in full:

List A:

Manuel Almunia, Andrey Arshavin, Nicklas Bendtner, Marouane Chamakh, Abou Diaby, Johan Djourou, Lukasz Fabianski, Gervinho, Kieran Gibbs, Carl Jenkinson, Laurent Koscielny, Vito Mannone, Samir Nasri, Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain, Tomas Rosicky, Bacary Sagna, Alex Song, Sebastien Squillaci, Armand Traore, Robin van Persie, Carlos Vela, Thomas Vermaelen, Theo Walcott, Ryo Miyaichi
List B:

Aaron Ramsey, Wojciech Szczesny, Jack Wilshere, Benik Afobe, Chuks Aneke, Zak Ansah, Daniel Boateng, George Brislen-Hall, Francis Coquelin, Craig Eastmond, Luke Freeman, Emmanuel Frimpong, Sead Hajrovic, Conor Henderson, Gavin Hoyte, Jernade Meade, Ignasi Miquel, Rhys Murphy, Nigel Neita, Oguzhan Ozyakup, Gilles Sunu, Sanchez Watt, Nico Yennaris

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