Gervinho has been named among the starting line-up for Saturday's clash against Aston Villa at Emirates Stadium.

The Ivorian international starts his first league match since returning from the Africa Cup of Nations, with Aaron Ramsey dropping to the bench.

Theo Walcott continues on the wing, while Robin van Persie will be looking to add to his 26 Premier League goals this season.

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

Substitutes: Fabianski, Santos, Djourou, Ramsey, Oxlade-Chamberlain, Benayoun, Chamakh.

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