Vito Mannone will start against Stoke City on Sunday.

The Italian goalkeeper has been called up after Wojciech Szczesny failed a fitness test on a rib injury. Lukasz Fabianski is also sidelined with a back problem.

Mannone is one of two changes from the squad that drew 0-0 with Sunderland last weekend. Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain is back from injury and replaces Andrey Arshavin on the bench.

Arsenal: Mannone, Jenkinson, Mertesacker, Vermaelen, Gibbs, Arteta, Diaby, Cazorla, Gervinho, Podolski, Giroud; Subs: Martinez, Santos, Walcott, Oxlade-Chamberlain, Ramsey, Djourou, Coquelin

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26 Aug 2012