Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain will make his first Premier League start of the season against Liverpool on Sunday afternoon.

 

The England international replaces Gervinho in the only change to the Arsenal side that drew 0-0 with Stoke seven days ago.

 

That means Vito Mannone will continue to deputise for the injured Wojciech Szczesny.

 

Per Mertesacker and Thomas Vermaelen will continue in central defence, meaning that the returning Laurent Koscielny is only on the bench.

 

Arsenal in full: Mannone, Jenkinson, Mertesacker, Vermaelen, Gibbs, Arteta, Diaby, Cazorla, Oxlade-Chamberlain, Giroud, Podolski.

 

Subs: Koscielny, Martinez, Coquelin, Santos, Ramsey, Walcott, Gervinho.

 

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 2 Sep 2012