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.

Theo Walcott and Nicklas Bendtner also make their first starts after long lay-offs.

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, Nordtveit

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