Arsenal include four Super Eagles-eligible players in updated UEFA Champions League squadPublished: February 07, 2024
English Premier League side Arsenal have submitted their updated Champions League squad to European football governing body UEFA following the closure of the January transfer window, with four Super Eagles-eligible players available for selection for the knockout rounds of the competition.
2023 Flying Eagles invitee Ovie Ejeheri has been added to the roster via the List B and the goalkeeper is joined by attacking midfielder Ethan Nwaneri, strikers Nathan Butler-Oyedeji and Henry Timi Davies.
For the 2023-2024 season, a player may be registered on List B if he is born on, or after, 1 January 2002 and has been eligible to play for the club concerned for any uninterrupted period of two years since his 15th birthday (players aged 16 may be submitted if they have been registered with the club for the previous two years).
Butler-Oyedeji has been added to the Champions League squad after he was recalled from his loan spell at League One club Cheltenham Town, where he spent the first half of the season.
Of the aforementioned players of Nigerian descent, only Nwaneri has received a call-up for a Champions League match.
The history-making midfielder was a non-playing substitute in back-to-back matches against Lens and PSV Eindhoven in the group stage.
Arsenal have been pitted against Zaidu Sanusi's FC Porto in the round of 16 of the Champions League and will face the Portuguese giants at Estadio do Dragao in the first leg on Wednesday, February 21, while the second leg will take place at the Emirates Stadium on Tuesday, March 12.
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