Arsène Wenger has made four changes to his team for the crunch game against Chelsea. 

Thomas Vermaelen starts in place of the injured Laurent Koscielny and skippers the side. 

Elsewhere, Mikel Arteta comes in for Mathieu Flamini, Kieran Gibbs replaces Nacho Monreal and Lukas Podolski makes the bench after a long spell on the sidelines.

Team in full: Szczesny, Sagna, Mertesacker, Vermaelen, Gibbs, Rosicky, Arteta, Ramsey, Ozil, Walcott, Giroud 

Substitutes: Fabianski, Monreal, Jenkinson, Flamini, Cazorla, Podolski, Bendtner

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23 Dec 2013