As expected Arsène Wenger has named a side full of first-team experience for the Carling Cup game against Newcastle.
Craig Eastmond in the only player from outside the first-team squad that gets a place in the starting XI and the 19-year-old starts in midfield alongside Denilson and Tomas Rosicky.
Laurent Koscielny returns after a back injury and partners Johan Djourou in the Arsenal defence.
Wojciech Szczesny gets an opportunity in goal and a strong bench includes Cesc Fabregas as well as Henri Lansbury, Jay Emmanuel-Thomas and Havard Nordtveit
Team in full: Szczesny, Eboue, Djourou, Koscielny, Gibbs, Denilson, Eastmond, Rosicky, Walcott, Bendtner, Vela
Subs: Sagna, Fabregas, Fabianski, Arshavin, Emmanuel-Thomas, Lansbury, NordtveitCopyright 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 27 Oct 2010