Arsène Wenger makes seven changes from the side that beat Ipswich for today’s FA Cup Fourth-Round tie against Huddersfield Town.
Manuel Almunia starts his first game since September as Wojciech Szczesny drops to the bench.
Sebastien Squillaci also returns from injury to partner Laurent Koscielny at the heart of the Arsenal defence.
Abou Diaby makes his first start since December and comes into midfield. Marouane Chamakh leads the attack and Samir Nasri captains the side.
Team in full: Almunia, Eboue, Squillaci, Koscielny, Gibbs, Denilson, Diaby, Nasri, Arshavin, Bendtner, Chamakh. Subs: Fabregas, Rosicky, Van Persie, Walcott, Song, Wilshere, SzczesnyCopyright 2017 The Arsenal Football Club plc. Permission to use quotations from this article is granted subject to appropriate credit being given to www.arsenal.com as the source