Arsène Wenger has made five changes to his team for tonight's Premier League game against Aston Villa.

Mesut Ozil and Olivier Giroud return to bolster the attack while Mathieu Flamini replaces the injured Mikel Arteta in midfield. 

Wojciech Szczensy returns in place of Lukasz Fabianski and Per Mertesacker comes in for Thomas Vermaelen to make his 100th start for the Gunners. Serge Gnabry retains his place after his impressive display against Tottenham.

Alex Oxlade-Chambelain was fit enough to make the bench after spending five months out with a knee injury, while Kieran Gibbs also returned as a substitute.

Team in full: Szczesny, Sagna, Mertesacker, Koscielny, Monreal, Flamini, Wilshere, Cazorla, Ozil, Gnabry, Giroud

Subs: Fabianski, Jenkinson, Gibbs, Rosicky, Oxlade-Chamberlain, Podolski, Ju-Young Park 

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