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Gunners in Giroud Euro blunder

GIROUD-EVERTONLONDON, November 25- Arsenal will be without Olivier Giroud for their remaining two UEFA Champions League group matches after the club bizarrely omitted him from their first squad list.

The 28-year-old striker fractured bones in his ankle during the 2-2 draw with Everton on August 23 and was initially ruled out until the end of the year.

Clubs had to submit their Champions League squad list by September 2, which must include eight homegrown players, but Giroud was not amongst the 25 registered by the north London outfit for the first phase of the European competition.

The France international returned to action ahead of schedule on Saturday, when he came off the bench to score in the 2-1 defeat to Manchester United at the Emirates.

However, he will be ineligible for Arsene Wenger’s side on Wednesday for the visit of Group D leaders Borussia Dortmund and the trip to Galatasaray in a fortnight, with the English giants needing just one point to secure their place in the knockout stages.

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  1. Mwangi

    December 22, 2011 at 8:08 am

    The 2010, Kenyan Constitution was a great principle based document. It was meant to renew our country for the better and for good. However, if the implementation process bestowed upon the political class continues in the same way, there is cause for worry. Notably, many of them are diehard adherents of Nickolo Machiavelli – It is about being at the top whatever it takes. That effectively puts chapter 6 on ethics and leadership principles in a highly precarius position. Kenyans, we are on our own. So, help us oh Lord of Lords.

  2. Kimathimasumbuko

    December 22, 2011 at 9:59 am

    Lets learn to give merit a higher priority than ethnic, regional and gender balancing. It is the only way we can have the best persons to drive our constitutional and development agenda.

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