Olivier Giroud is ineligible for Arsenal’s Champions League match against Borussia Dortmund on Wednesday, with the club failing to register him for their squad…
Despite returning from injury in emphatic fashion, Arsenal’s Olivier Giroud will be absent from their Champions League clash with Borussia Dortmund on Wednesday after failing to register the Frenchman with UEFA.
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It appears as though, in typical Arsenal style, that there is a downside to Giroud returning from injury so soon.
The Gunners believed that the 28-year-old would be out until the new year with a broken foot, they therefore decided not to register him for the group stages of the competition, and will be without last season’s top scorer for the remaining games.
Giroud returned to first team action against Manchester United during Arsenal’s 2-1 loss on Saturday, coming on as a late substitute and scoring a fantastic goal.
Arsene Wenger would have loved to have the French international available on Wednesday, as the game against Dortmund is a must win for the Gunners.
The Bundesliga side have already qualified for the next round of the competition after taking maximum points from their opening four games.