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Arsenal's 18-man squad for Capital One Cup match vs. Reading

Meade, Shea, Bellerin, and Eisfeld all in squad for Wenger's side.

Laurence Griffiths

Arsenal have revealed their 18-man squad for the match against Reading this evening, and as anticipated, it is mostly youths, with a seasoning of seasoned veterans (seasoning...mmmm):

6 Laurent Koscielny
12 Olivier Giroud
14 Theo Walcott
18 Sebastien Squillaci
20 Johan Djourou
22 Francis Coquelin
23 Andrei Arshavin
25 Carl Jenkinson
26 Emmanuel Frimpong
29 Marouane Chamakh
36 Damian Martinez (GK)
40 Hector Bellerin
46 Thomas Eisfeld
47 Serge Gnabry
53 Jernade Meade
54 Ignasi Miquel
60 James Shea (GK)
64 Nico Yennaris

As expected, Jernade Meade is in the side, and could easily start at left back, as he is the most left-backy of the players on offer by some distance. Jenkinson will probably start on the right, and the inclusion of Laurent Koscielny means he will probably start alongside Johan Djourou at the back--he needs games right now about 300 times more than Sebastien Squillaci does. Ignasi Miquel could start at left-back instead of Meade, as he has some experience playing there for the senior side. Damian Martinez should start in goal.