Arsène Wenger has made seven changes to the Arsenal team for the visit of West Bromwich Albion.

Olivier Giroud returns, along with Spanish duo Mikel Arteta and Santi Cazorla.

Per Mertesacker starts at the back, while there are also starts for Bacary Sagna and Kieran Gibbs.

Wojciech Szczesny, Thomas Vermaelen, Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain and Gervinho are the sole survivors of Tuesday's trip to Olympiacos.

Elsewhere, Lukas Podolski is named on the bench.

Team in full: Szczesny, Sagna, Mertesacker, Vermaelen, Gibbs, Arteta, Wilshere, Cazorla, Oxlade-Chamberlain, Gervinho, Giroud.

Subs: Martinez, Jenkinson, Squillaci, Coquelin, Ramsey, Rosicky, Podolski.

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8 Dec 2012