Arsène Wenger has named an unchanged team for the trip to Wigan Athletic.

Theo Walcott continues in attack, along with Lukas Podolski, while Santi Cazorla, fresh from his hat-trick at Reading on Monday, is also included.

Wojciech Szczesny continues in goal, while Per Mertesacker and captain Thomas Vermaelen start in central defence.

Elsewhere, Carl Jenkinson and Andrey Arshavin return to the bench.

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

Subs: Mannone, Jenkinson, Koscielny, Coquelin, Ramsey, Arshavin, Gervinho.

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