Summer signing Gervinho will make his full Arsenal debut against Newcastle on Saturday.

The Ivory Coast forward starts the Gunners' Premier League curtain-raiser at St. James’ park while Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain is among the substitutes.

Jack Wilshere misses out with injury so Tomas Rosicky starts in midfield.

Team in full: Szczesny, Sagna, Vermaelen, Koscielny, Gibbs, Ramsey, Song, Rosicky, Arshavin, Gervinho, Van Persie

Subs: Fabianski, Chamakh, Djourou, Frimpong, Jenkinson, Oxlade-Chamberlain, Walcott

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