By Nick Teale
Cesc Fabregas and Robin van Persie will make their first starts of the season at Blackburn Rovers this afternoon.
Midfielder Denilson does not make the squad.
Arsenal team in full: Almunia, Sagna, Vermaelen, Koscielny, Clichy, Song, Diaby, Fabregas, Walcott, Arshavin, Van Persie.
Substitutes: Fabianski, Gibbs, Eboue, Wilshere, Rosicky, Vela, Chamakh