Arsène Wenger has made three changes to his side for the New Year’s Day clash against Cardiff City at Emirates Stadium.

With Olivier Giroud out injured, Lukas Podolski is expected to spearhead the attack, while Nacho Monreal replaces Kieran Gibbs at left back.

Elsewhere, Mikel Arteta comes in for Tomas Rosicky.

Team in full: Szczesny, Sagna, Mertesacker, Koscielny, Monreal, Arteta, Flamini, Wilshere, Walcott, Cazorla, Podolski

Subs: Fabianski, Vermaelen, Jenkinson, Rosicky, Ryo, Gnabry, Bendtner

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