Andrey Arshavin will make his sixth start of the Premier League season for the visit of Fulham to Emirates Stadium on Saturday.

The Russian takes the place of Gervinho alongside Robin van Persie and Theo Walcott, the former dropping to the bench.

Johan Djourou will start the game at right-back while Laurent Koscielny is rested, allowing Per Mertesacker and Thomas Vermaelen to continue together at the heart of defence.

Andre Santos plays despite illness, while the midfield three of Alex Song, Mikel Arteta and Aaron Ramsey continue.

Team in full: Szczesny, Djourou, Mertesacker, Vermaelen, Andre Santos, Song, Arteta, Ramsey, Arshavin, Walcott, Van Persie (c).

Substitutes: Fabianski, Koscielny, Diaby, Frimpong, Benayoun, Gervinho, Chamakh.

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