By Nick Teale

Arsène Wenger has made five changes to the Arsenal side that beat Portsmouth last week for today's FA Cup Third Round clash at West Ham United.

Lukasz Fabianski starts in goal and Mikael Silvestre comes in at left-back. Fran Merida joins Alex Song and Aaron Ramsey in the midfield while Eduardo is joined in the front three by Jack Wilshere and Carlos Vela.

Armand Traore, Abou Diaby and Samir Nasri drop to the bench. Vito Mannone, Craig Eastmond, Jay Emmanuel-Thomas and Kerrea Gilbert are also among the Arsenal substitutes.

This will be Alex Song's last game for Arsenal before linking up with his Cameroon team-mates for the Africa Nations Cup. Emmanuel Eboue has already joined the Ivory Coast national team.

Arsenal team in full: Fabianski, Sagna, Gallas, Vermaelen, Silvestre, Merida, Ramsey, Song, Wilshere, Vela, Eduardo
Substitutes: Mannone, Diaby, Nasri, Traore, Eastmond, Emmanuel-Thomas, Gilbert

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3 Jan 2010