Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain and Thomas Vermaelen both start for Arsenal in Sunday afternoon's big clash against Manchester United at the Emirates.

Vermaelen had been considered a major doubt but has passed a fitness test and replaces Ignasi Miquel at left back, while Oxlade-Chamberlain comes in for Andrei Arshavin.

Tomas Rosicky is also in Arsène Wenger's starting XI, replacing Yossi Benayoun who drops to the bench. However, there is no place in the matchday squad for Thierry Henry, who has a calf injury.

Team in full: Szczesny, Djourou, Mertesacker, Koscielny, Vermaelen, Ramsey, Song, Rosicky, Walcott, Van Persie, Oxlade-Chamberlain.

Subs: Almunia, Park,  Squillaci, Arshavin, Benayoun, Miquel, Yennaris.

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22 Jan 2012