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The Japanese youngster was intended to be Arsene Wenger's seventh man on the bench against Bayern Munich and travelled to Germany before the club learned that he was ineligible.

MUNICH — Arsenal has been left embarrassed after an oversight left it with only six substitutes for Tuesday's Champions League game at Bayern Munich.

Japanese youngster Ryo Miyachi was supposed to be Arsene Wenger's seventh sub until the club found out Tuesday that he was ineligible.

Miyaichi is registered on the B list of players but UEFA rules state that a player on that list needs to have been at the club continuously for three years to qualify — and, because he has spent time out on loan, the midfielder missed that criteria.

With the likes of Kieran Gibbs and Yaya Sanogo not traveling because of injury, that left Wenger in the embarrassing position of only naming six men on the bench for the second leg of the last-16 tie.

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