Arsène Wenger has made three changes to his side for the visit of Aston Villa to Emirates Stadium on Saturday afternoon.

With Bacary Sagna out with a knee injury, Carl Jenkinson comes in at right back while Nacho Monreal is available again and replaces Laurent Koscielny. Thomas Vermaelen moves back to the heart of the defence after playing at left back against Bayern Munich on Tuesday night.

Abou Diaby has been drafted into the midfield, meaning Santi Cazorla will play on the left flank and Lukas Podolski drops to the bench.

Elsewhere, Gervinho is back in the matchday squad but will start from the bench.

Team in full: Szczesny, Jenkinson, Mertesacker, Vermaelen, Monreal, Arteta, Diaby, Wilshere, Walcott, Giroud, Cazorla

Subs: Mannone, Koscielny, Rosicky, Oxlade-Chamberlain, Ramsey, Gervinho, Podolski

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23 Feb 2013