Arsène Wenger has named his 18-man squad for the Champions League game against Olympiacos.

The Arsenal manager has rested a number of first-team regulars and has included a number of young players, including five who could make their first-team debuts - Zak Ansah, Sead Hajrovic, Elton Monteiro, Chuba Akpom and James Shea.

"Some players needed a rest because they were a bit on the fringe of injury, and some players are injured," explained Wenger before travelling to Greece.

"When I count the injured players I speak about Podolski and Walcott. We needed to rest Wilshere, 100 per cent, and Cazorla, Arteta and Mertesacker played many games recently. They have been rested.

"It is [to avoid fatigue], and we have one luxury, that we can do it. But we have as well one necessity, to win the game tomorrow night. I tried to find the right balance between resting some players and as well having a competitive team tomorrow night."

Arsenal squad:
1 WOJCIECH SZCZESNY
5 THOMAS VERMAELEN
7 TOMAS ROSICKY
15 ALEX OXLADE-CHAMBERLAIN
16 AARON RAMSEY
18 SEBASTIEN SQUILLACI
22 FRANCIS COQUELIN
23 ANDREY ARSHAVIN
25 CARL JENKINSON
27 GERVINHO
29 MAROUANE CHAMAKH
38 MARTIN ANGHA
39 ZAK ANSAH
48 SEAD HAJROVIC
53 JERNADE MEADE
55 ELTON MONTEIRO
60 JAMES SHEA
67 CHUBA AKPOM

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