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Thursday, 2 September 2010

Arsenal squad submitted, Nasri to return next week?

Today's blog is a brief one for two reasons. The first being that I have to go to work, the second being that there is very little worthy of comment.

Arsenal submitted their squad of up to 25 players for the Premier League yesterday. SkyText reports that all three of Arsenal's new signings "made the cut" - well blow me down with a feather. Arsenal actually named 20 players officially, with the likes of Walcott, Gibbs, Wilshere and Sczeszny among the 50+ players named by Arsenal as U21 years of age. I think the nearest any Club came to a shock in their squad list was Manchester United registering Owen Hargreaves among their 25. No doubt the press will be disappointed as they were very keen to draw attention to those who were going to miss out at Manchester City, for example. Instead of that the papers are having to concentrate on the international football, which most fans of the big clubs have no interest in whatsoever, as long as their players come back fit enough to play next weekend.

The Daily Mirror is reporting that Samir Nasri has returned to training following the minor surgery on his knee after the Liverpool game. Nasri was outstanding during the pre-season programme so this is welcome news. If he does return to the starting line-up next week it will be interesting to see who misses out. I hate international breaks, so I am very much looking forward to the Bolton match.

With no other Arsenal news about today, that's your lot I'm afraid. I did say it would be brief.

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