Olivier Giroud will return to the Stade de la Mosson on Tuesday night to face former club Montpellier.

The striker is set for his Champions League debut against the club he helped fire to the Ligue 1 title last season, while Vito Mannone and Abou Diaby will also start in France.

Out go the injured Wojciech Szczesny, Francis Coquelin and Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain from Saturday's emphatic win over Southampton at Emirates Stadium.

Team in full: Mannone, Jenkinson, Mertesacker, Vermaelen, Gibbs, Diaby, Arteta, Cazorla, Gervinho, Podolski, Giroud.

Substitutes: Shea, Koscielny, Santos, Coquelin, Ramsey, Oxlade-Chamberlain, Walcott.

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18 Sep 2012