Arsène Wenger has made one change to his starting line-up for the Premier League clash with Newcastle United.
Mikel Arteta returns to the team after missing last week's Champions League win over AC Milan so Gervinho drops to the bench.
Andre Santos is also back in the squad, three months after undergoing surgery on his ankle. The Brazilian is among the substitutes.
Aaron Ramsey and Yossi Benayoun are also fit to take their places on the bench.
Arsenal: Szczesny, Sagna, Koscielny, Vermaelen, Gibbs, Song, Arteta, Rosicky, Walcott, Oxlade-Chamberlain, Van Persie; Subs: Fabianski, Djourou, Santos, Ramsey, Benayoun, Gervinho, ChamakhCopyright 2013 The Arsenal Football Club plc. Permission to use quotations from this article is granted subject to appropriate credit being given to www.arsenal.com as the source 12 Mar 2012