Arsenal have announced their 25 man squad for the 2017/18 Premier League season with Spanish playmaker Santi Cazorla not in it.
The Spaniard has been out of the action for almost 12 months now and has appeared close to making his long awaited appearance in an Arsenal shirt from his regular social media updates.
Santi Cazorla hasn’t appeared for the Gunners since going off injured against Ludogorets last October and isn’t expected to be in action atleast untill end of November.
But now it seems Arsenal faithfuls will have to wait atleast until the month of January to see him in action in the Premier League.
With Arsenal releasing their 25 man squad for the Premier League with Santi Cazorla in it, it means even his he does recovers before the winter transfer window, he will have to wait till the updated list is released before being able to make an appearance in the League this season.
The squad also includes the two new signings Saed Kolasinac and Alexandre Lacazette along with a couple of unexpected names like Debuchy and Chuba Akpom.
Here is the full Arsenal squad for the 2017/2018 season :
Maybe the biggest news in the entire list is that of Alexis Sanchez being included instead of being featured in Manchester City colours on various news outlets front pages much to the dismay of City supporters.
Well even though we might have failed with an approach for Monaco’s Thomas Lemar, I am much more satisfied with the fact that we have in the end managed to keep a player like Alexis Sanchez.
By keeping him we are risking the potential loss of millions of pounds of revenues in transfer fees, if he chooses to leave for free next season without renewing his contract.
Doing so in a market where a 20 year old with one proper season of top flight football is going for 150m pounds, it speaks a lot about the kind of financial sacrifice Arsenal have made in keeping him just for one more season.
Also if you are wondering why our exciting academy youth products have been excluded from this list, its because they are included in the Under 21 squad and clubs are able to add as many Under-21 players as they wish.
Now its for these 25 men to prove if they can go on to lift the Premeir League crown in this fiercely competitive league.
And we do have our beloved diminutive Spanish central midfielder Santi Cazorla coming back in January to salvage our league season then if these people falter.
Till the next time