Carl Jenkinson will make his third start of the Premier League campaign when Sunderland visit Emirates Stadium on Sunday.

The 19-year-old takes the place of the injured Bacary Sagna, who has been ruled out for a minimum of three months after suffering a fractured fibula in his right ankle.

Meanwhile Laurent Koscielny returns at the heart of defence after his injury, signalling a return to midfield for utility man Alex Song.

Theo Walcott and Gervinho continue their flanking roles alongside Robin van Persie, with Mikel Arteta and Tomas Rosicky holding fort in the centre of midfield.

Team in full: Szczesny, Jenkinson, Mertesacker, Koscielny, Gibbs, Song, Arteta, Rosicky, Walcott, Gervinho, Van Persie.

Substitutes: Fabianski, Andre Santos, Djourou, Frimpong, Arshavin, Benayoun, Park.

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16 Oct 2011