Arsène Wenger has kept the same starting XI that dominated Braga for the Premier League away clash with Sunderland.

Two-goal hero Carlos Vela remains on the bench as Marouane Chamakh retains his place at the spearhead of the Arsenal attack.

Jack Wilshere has got the nod in midfield alongside Cesc Fabregas and Alex Song while Arsène Wenger again fields an all-French back four with Bacary Sagna and Gael Clichy alongside centre-back pair Laurent Koscielny and Sebastien Squillaci.

Thomas Vermaelen’s Achilles injury keeps the Belgium defender out of the squad as does Abou Diaby's Ankle injury.

Arsenal team: Almunia; Sagna, Koscielny, Squillaci, Clichy; Song, Fabregas, Wilshere; Nasri, Chamakh, Arshavin. Subs: Fabianski, Rosicky, Vela, Denilson, Djourou, Eboue, Gibbs

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18 Sep 2010