Aaron Ramsey will make only his second start of the season against Manchester United on Sunday.
The Wales midfielder replaces Cesc Fabregas, who misses out with an injury he picked up in training.
Thomas Vermaelen is not in the squad.
Team in full: Szczesny, Sagna, Koscielny, Djourou, Clichy, Song, Wilshere, Walcott, Ramsey, Nasri, Van Persie
Subs: Lehmann, Squillaci, Arshavin, Eboue, Gibbs, Chamakh, BendtnerCopyright 2017 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