Arsène Wenger makes eight changes from the side that drew with Wigan for tonight’s Premier League trip to Birmingham City.
Abou Diaby misses out with a calf injury.
Johan Djourou and Gael Clichy start with Sebastien Squillaci and Emmanuel Eboue among the substitutes.
Robin van Persie will lead the Arsenal attack as Marouane Chamakh drops out of the squad completely.
Team in full: Fabianski, Sagna, Koscielny, Djourou, Clichy, Song, Fabregas, Nasri, Walcott, Wilshere, Van Persie
Subs: Szczesny, Squillaci, Eboue, Rosicky, Denilson, Arshavin, BendtnerCopyright 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 1 Jan 2011