Tottenham legend mocks 'amateurish' Arsenal mistake

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Arsenal's Olivier Giroud is not eligible to play in the Champions League.

Olivier Giroud's early comeback for Arsenal almost paid off immediately at the weekend.

The Frenchman scored against Manchester United in the 2-1 defeat, sparking a late fightback which had the Red Devils scrambling for the final whistle.

So now is he all set for a Champions League comeback against Borussia Dortmund? Not exactly.

The club have confirmed that Giroud is not available, because he was not registered in the 25-man squad list to UEFA.

It's a decision Match of the Day host and Spurs legend Gary Lineker took to Twitter to lambast as 'amateurish'.

The Gunners face a crucial tie against Borussia Dortmund, and if they lose and Anderlecht beat Galatasaray, Arsenal could enter the final game in Turkey in third position.

Giroud was not originally expected back until late December, but perhaps Arsenal should have more faith in their medical team, or simply plan a little more thoroughly.

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