Lukas Podolski has been recalled to the Arsenal side for this evening’s match against Manchester City at Emirates Stadium.

The Germany international replaces Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain, who drops to the bench.

Thomas Vermaelen continues at the heart of the defence and captains the side.

Team in full: Szczesny, Sagna, Mertesacker, Vermaelen, Gibbs, Arteta, Rosicky, Flamini, Cazorla, Podolski, Giroud

Subs: Fabianski, Bellerin, Jenkinson, Kallstrom, Gnabry, Oxlade-Chamberlain, Sanogo

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29 Mar 2014