According to Jeorge Bird, Arsenal have added three players to the B-List of their Europa League squad, with Reuell Walters, Joel Ideho and Salah-Eddine all now registered to play in the competition.
Salah-Eddine Oulad M’Hand was most recently on loan at Championship side, Hull City. However returned to North London in January following an injury-ravaged campaign.
The 19-year-old attacking midfielder is now back at Arsenal & although he’s currently nursing a short-term injury at the moment, he’s been added to Arsenal’s Europa League squad and could potentially make the bench in the upcoming games in the competition.
Lino Sousa cannot be added as he hasn’t yet been at the club for two years, as well as Ethan Nwaneri cannot be added until he turns 16 later this month.
First-team players Bukayo Saka and Karl Hein are both on the B-List as they are classed as U21 players.
Amario Cozier-Duberry is currently injured so won’t feature on Thursday evening but Walters and Ideho are amongst those in contention to be named on the bench against Sporting Lisbon, according to Jeorge Bird.
Walters, 18, was involved with the first-team in pre-season and impressed Mikel Arteta with his performances. Meanwhile, 19-year-old winger Ideho has become a regular for the U21s in recent weeks.
Arsenal Europa League B-List: Saka, Hein, Graczyk, Awe, Jeffcott, Monlouis, Sweet, Bandeira, Cirjan, Cottrell, Henry-Francis, Sagoe Jr, Ibrahim, Edwards, Cozier-Duberry, Walters, Salah-Eddine, Ideho.
Arsenal senior Europa League squad: Ramsdale, Turner, Hillson, White, Gabriel, Saliba, Kiwior, Holding, Tomiyasu, Zinchenko, Tierney, Partey, Odegaard, Trossard, Jorginho, Vieira, Elneny, Xhaka, Matt Smith, Jesus, Smith Rowe, Martinelli, Nketiah, Nelson.