Laurent Koscielny has not recovered from his back injury in time to start against Manchester City on Sunday.

He starts on the bench and Johan Djourou continues at the heart of the Arsenal defence.

Jack Wilshere is suspended after his red card against Birmingham and Denilson comes in. Also from the side that beat Shakhtar in midweek out go Tomas Rosicky and Emmanuel Eboue and in come Andrey Arshavin and Bacary Sagna.

Lukasz Fabianski continues in goal and Theo Walcott takes a place on the bench.

Team in full: Fabianski, Sagna, Djourou, Squillaci, Clichy, Nasri, Fabregas, Song, Denilson, Arshavin, Chamakh.

Subs: Szczesny, Koscielny, Rosicky, Walcott, Eboue, Gibbs, Bendtner.

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