Arsène Wenger makes two changes from the side that beat Everton on Tuesday for today’s Premier League trip to Newcastle.

Alex Song misses out with a thigh injury so Abou Diaby comes into midfield to partner Jack Wilshere.

The other change sees Andrey Arshavin given a start after his goal in midweek as he comes in for Tomas Rosicky.

Robin van Persie again spearheads the Arsenal attack and Wojciech Szczesny continues in goal with Manuel Almunia on the bench.

Team in full: Szczesny, Sagna, Djourou, Koscielny, Clichy, Diaby, Wilshere, Fabregas, Walcott, Arshavin, Van Persie

Subs: Rosicky, Squillaci, Almunia, Chamakh, Eboue, Gibbs, Bendtner

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