Lukas Podolski and Per Mertesacker will be on Arsenal's summer tour of Asia. Pic: UEFA

Arsenal's 24-man squad for their 2013 Asia Tour

Arsenal have submitted their 24-man squad for their pre-season tour of Asia. The Gunners have a number of first-team players missing from the tour for various reasons, a list I will run by you a little later in this piece.

Firstly, here is the list of the players that ARE travelling to Jakarta tomorrow:

Wojciech Szczesny (GK)

Bacary Sagna

Per Mertesacker

Laurent Koscielny

Tomas Rosicky

Mikel Arteta (c)

Lukas Podolski

Jack Wilshere

Olivier Giroud

Theo Walcott

Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain

Aaron Ramsey

Lukasz Fabianski (GK)

Carl Jenkinson

Kieran Gibbs

Ryo Miyaichi

Damian Martinez (GK)

Thomas Eisfeld

Serge Gnabry

Ignasi Miquel

Chuba Akpom

Kris Olsson

Gedion Zelalem

Chuks Aneke


You will have probably noticed a few big names missing. Firstly, the captain, Thomas Vermaelen, is missing the tour due to a back injury. Santi Cazorla and Nacho Monreal will miss out due to their involvement in the Confederations Cup this summer and Gervinho will not travel due to sickness.

Arsenal’s only summer signing to date, Yaya Sanogo, will also not be participating in the tour as he is currently in Turkey playing in the under-20 World Cup for France.

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