Tomas Rosicky has been named in the Arsenal starting line-up for the Carling Cup Final.

The Czech midfielder steps in for the injured Cesc Fabregas while Andrey Arshavin replaces another injury victim, Theo Walcott.

Robin van Persie captains the side against Birmingham while Laurent Koscielny has been preferred in defence to Sebastien Squillaci.

Arsenal: Szczesny, Sagna, Clichy, Djourou, Koscielny, Song, Wilshere, Nasri, Rosicky, Arshavin, Van Persie. Subs: Almunia, Bendtner, Chamakh, Eboue, Gibbs, Denilson, Squillaci.

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27 Feb 2011