Arsenal omit attacker from UCL squad, has Kallstrom made it in?

Despite his injury, Kim Kallstrom has been included in Arsenal's Champions League squad.

Arsenal have decided to register Kim Kallstrom for their Champions League squad for the knockout stages of the competition.

This is despite the fact the new Swedish loanee will be unavailable for the games with Bayern Munich due to his back injury, from which Arsene Wenger has been unable to set a date upon his return.

The news was confirmed via on Tuesday evening, with AC Milan addition Michael Essien and Yohan Cabaye of PSG also notable additions.

Five Arsenal players have been removed from the list, submitted by the club to UEFA.

Four of these are players loaned out or sold by the club, Benik Afobe (Sheffield Wednesday), Chuba Akpom (Brentford), Daniel Boateng (Hibernian), and the departed Emmanuel Frimpong (Barnsley).

The player still at the club who is omitted from the squad is two-time capped Japanese international Ryo Miyaichi.

Miyaichi has had a disappointing season to date, unable to force his way into the first team, making five appearances in total.

Two of these came in the Champions League, one in qualifying against Fenerbahce off the bench, the other as a final minute substitute against Marseille in the Gunners' group stage game.

The attacker's prospects at the club certainly do not look good at present, and when the Championship loan window re-opens at the weekend, Miyaichi may find himself shipped out to find first team football.

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