Arsène Wenger has named an unchanged team for this afternoon's trip to Southampton.

Laurent Koscielny partners Thomas Vermaelen at centre half, while Theo Walcott and Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain start against their former club.

Elsewhere, Per Mertesacker is back on the bench after missing Saturday's win over Newcastle with illness.

Team in full: Szczesny, Sagna, Koscielny, Vermaelen, Gibbs, Arteta, Wilshere, Oxlade-Chamberlain, Cazorla, Podolski, Walcott.

Subs: Martinez, Mertesacker, Coquelin, Ramsey, Rosicky, Gervinho, Giroud.

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1 Jan 2013