Andre Santos will make his full debut for Arsenal when they face Blackburn Rovers at Ewood Park this afternoon.

Meanwhile there are Premier League returns for Alex Song and Gervinho following their three-match suspensions picked up against Newcastle, while Welsh midfielder Aaron Ramsey is passed fit for the match.

Kieran Gibbs and Theo Walcott drop to the bench from the 1-0 league victory over Swansea, while Andrey Arshavin keeps his place in the starting lineup following his winner last weekend.

Team in full: Szczesny, Sagna, Koscielny, Mertesacker, Santos, Song, Arteta, Ramsey, Gervinho, Arshavin, Van Persie (c)

Subs: Fabianski, Djourou, Gibbs, Benayoun, Coquelin, Walcott, Chamakh.

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