Ox Left Out As Arsenal Squad For New York Red Bulls Game Announced

By on July 23, 2014

Arsene Wenger has taken a 20-man squad with him to the United States to take on New York Red Bulls on Saturday night.

The squad flew out on Wednesday afternoon ahead of the game against Thierry Henry’s side this weekend.

While we’ve seen some ‘selfies’ posted on social media confirming a few of the players on board the plane, the full 20-man squad was announced on New York Red Bulls official site:

  • Goalkeepers: Damien Martinez, Wojciech Szczesny
  • Defenders: Hector Bellerin, Kieran Gibbs, Isaac Hayden, Carl Jenkinson, Ignasi Miquel, Nacho Monreal
  • Midfielders: Mikel Arteta, Santi Cazorla, Francis Coquelin, Abou Diaby, Mathieu Flamini, Kristoffer Olsson, Aaron Ramsey, Tomas Rosicky, Jon Toral, Jack Wilshere, Gedion Zelalem
  • Forward: Chuba Akpom

The first thing that stands out is the lack of strikers with Yaya Sanogo and Benik Afobe conspicuous by their absence. If Sanogo hasn’t picked up a knock I think this indicates he could be set for a loan move.

The likes of Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain and Theo Walcott are also left back in north London to continue to work on their fitness after recent injuries.


  1. K

    July 23, 2014 at 10:56 pm

    A worrying team. No depth or strength and no signings on the horizon!! Here we haven’t even got 2 centre backs! Wenger hadn’t got a clue

  2. andy

    July 24, 2014 at 12:36 am

    the full squad should be back and training by now , world cup ended two weeka ago .

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  4. Abubakar yusuf

    July 24, 2014 at 5:05 am

    I won’t be surprised when AW takes this kind of squad to face man city

  5. bc

    July 24, 2014 at 7:19 am

    Why is everyone worrying so much? There is still 3 weeks to go until the season starts, this is just a friendly, none of the players that are missing will be that out of shape as they have only just stop training anyway. This is not the days of years gone by, wilshire aside I am.sure not many of the players have been doing nothing to maintain their fitness and even wilshire looks incredibly fit for a player that is supposed to be some kind of bad example to kids.

    This is an excellent chance for miquel hayden and akpom to grab their chance. Those 3 should be getting 90 minutes under their belts whilst everyone else will play 45, though you might just see wenger play the false 9 at some point, perhaps if akpom tires?

  6. ramos07

    July 24, 2014 at 9:05 am

    eish here we go again

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