Wojciech Szczesny will start the north London derby after recovering from the ankle injury which has kept him out of action since September 15.
Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain also returns from injury, but has been named on the bench.
Team in full: Szczesny, Sagna, Mertesacker, Koscielny, Vermaelen, Arteta, Cazorla, Wilshere, Walcott, Giroud, Podolski.
Subs: Mannone, Jenkinson, Santos, Ramsey, Coquelin, Oxlade-Chamberlain, Arshavin.Copyright 2016 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