Arsène Wenger made two changes to his team for the Premier League game against Crystal Palace on Saturday.
Mathieu Flamini returned to the side after missing the midweek Champions League game against Borussia Dortmund on precautionary measures due to the head injury he suffered against Norwich City.
Elsewhere, Santi Cazorla also came into the team with Tomas Rosicky and Jack Wilshere dropping to the bench.
Team in full: Szczesny, Sagna, Mertesacker, Koscielny, Gibbs, Arteta, Flamini, Ramsey, Ozil, Cazorla, Giroud
Subs: Fabianski, Monreal, Vermaelen, Rosicky, Wilshere, Gnabry, 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 26 Oct 2013