Gallery: Santi Cazorla ankle injury adds to lengthy absentee list for Arsenal

The Gunners are without eight first-team squad members ahead of their Champions League opener against Marseille

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Arsenal may sit top of the Premier League for now, but they are doing so with a number of first-team regulars absent through injury, and a whole host of squad players also missing.

As it stands, the Gunners are missing eight squad players, as well as youngster Gedion Zelalem who was ruled out for 6-8 weeks just days before potentially making his debut.

And with questions over Olivier Giroud’s fitness ahead of the trip to Marseille to open up their Champions League campaign, we take a look at the club’s rather lengthy injury list and when they could make their return.

Click HERE or ‘VIEW GALLERY’ to launch our guide to the current Arsenal injury list.