ARSENAL manager Arsene Wenger has fired a warning to the suitors of his unsettled midfielders Cesc Fabregas and Samir Nasri by naming both in his Champions League squad ahead of next’s week qualifier against Udinese.
Club captain Fabregas, who failed to play a part in his side’s pre-season programme, is being courted by Barcelona, while Manchester City are leading the race to sign France international Nasri.
The Gunners host the Serie A club next Tuesday in the first leg, for which Nasri is suspended, of a play-off that will determine whether they gain entry to the group stages for the 14th consecutive season.
Should either player feature they would be cup tied from playing for a potential new employer in the Champions League this season.
Meanwhile, Wenger has added a second teenage winger to his ranks in the space of 24 hours after Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain was joined by Japanese starlet Ryo Miyaichi, whose appeal for a work permit was upheld.
The 18-year-old arrived last January but was immediately dispatched to Holland, where he enjoyed a hugely successful spell on loan at Feyenoord.
Wenger said: “Ryo has natural technical ability. He has good balance and phenomenal pace, and his passing and crossing is consistently of a high quality. He is a very exciting player.”