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.
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