Arsène Wenger has made three changes for the trip to Aston Villa.

Defenders Carl Jenkinson and Kieran Gibbs, as well as midfielder Aaron Ramsey, are all included as Thomas Vermaelen, Bacary Sagna and Jack Wilshere drop to the bench.

Mikel Arteta captains the side in Vermaelen's absence, while in-form Olivier Giroud continues up front.

Team in full: Szczesny, Jenkinson, Mertesacker, Koscielny, Gibbs, Arteta, Ramsey, Cazorla, Oxlade-Chamberlain, Podolski, Giroud.

Subs: Mannone, Sagna, Vermaelen, Coquelin, Wilshere, Arshavin, Gervinho.

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