Olivier Giroud has revealed his worry over Arsenal’s lack of squad depth. The Gunners striker feels their small squad could damage their chances of European glory.
The team are missing several key players for the clash with Marseille and have had to name youth players in their 18-man squad. Among the injured are Tomas Rosicky, Mikel Arteta, Lukas Podolski, Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain, Santi Cazorla, Abou Diaby and Yaya Sanogo.
The club have been boosted by the returns of defenders Thomas Vermaelen and Per Mertesacker while Mesut Özil and Giroud have been passed fit to play after picking up knocks in the 3-1 win over Sunderland.
The business of Arsenal’s treatment room has got Giroud worried about their chances in this seasons Champions League, with their group arguable the hardest.
“We have a quality squad but I’m a bit scared about the numbers we have. We will face problems because of the numbers in our squad.”
“We’ll do everything we can to rival the big clubs, but saying that we want to win the Champions League is a bit presumptuous when you see that Bayern had to play in three finals before winning one.”
“It will be a very tough group, but I think we have enough quality to go through.”