With Abou Diaby ruled out with a thigh injury, France Under-21 international Coquelin replaces him in midfield for the clash against the Greek champions.
Per Mertesacker misses out through illness, while Andrey Arshavin and James Shea are named on the bench.
Team in full: Mannone, Jenkinson, Koscielny, Vermaelen, Gibbs, Arteta, Coquelin, Cazorla, Oxlade-Chamberlain, Gervinho, Podolski.
Subs: Shea, Santos, Djourou, Ramsey, Oxlade-Chamberlain, Walcott, Giroud.Copyright 2014 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 3 Oct 2012