Arsène Wenger has made three chnges to his team for today's trip to West Ham United - with Per Mertesacker, Aaron Ramsey and Olivier Giroud all returning to the team.

Mertesacker is back at the heart of defence, where he replaces Laurent Koscielny, who drops to the bench.

Elsewhere, Ramsey replaces midfielder Francis Coquelin and Giroud comes in for Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain.

Team in full: Mannone, Jenkinson, Vermaelen, Mertesacker, Gibbs, Arteta, Ramsey, Cazorla, Podolski, Gervinho, Giroud.

Subs: Martinez, Koscielny, Santos, Coquelin, Walcott, Oxlade-Chamberlain, Arshavin.

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6 Oct 2012