Laurent Koscielny has been recalled to the starting line-up for this afternoon's clash with Newcastle United at Emirates Stadium.
The Frenchman replaces Per Mertesacker, who is ill, and partners Thomas Vermaelen in central defence.
Team in full: Szczesny, Sagna, Koscielny, Vermaelen, Gibbs, Arteta, Wilshere, Oxlade-Chamberlain, Cazorla, Podolski, Walcott.
Subs: Mannone, Djourou, Coquelin, Ramsey, Rosicky, Gervinho, Giroud.Copyright 2014 The Arsenal Football Club plc. Permission to use quotations from this article is granted subject to appropriate credit being given to www.arsenal.com as the source 29 Dec 2012