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.
Team in full: Szczesny, Sagna, Vermaelen, Koscielny, Gibbs, Ramsey, Song, Rosicky, Arshavin, Gervinho, Van Persie
Subs: Fabianski, Chamakh, Djourou, Frimpong, Jenkinson, Oxlade-Chamberlain, WalcottCopyright 2017 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