Robin van Persie returns to the Arsenal squad for the first time since August 28 and is on the bench for today’s Premier League game against Newcastle United.

Jack Wilshere is back from his three-game domestic suspension and starts in midfield alongside the returning Alex Song and captain Cesc Fabregas.

Marouane Chamakh will spearhead the Arsenal attack as Nicklas Bendtner drops to the bench.

From the mid-week defeat against Shakhtar Arsène Wenger makes five changes including a place at the heart of the Arsenal defence for Laurent Koscielny.


Team in full: Fabianski, Sagna, Squillaci, Koscielny, Clichy, Song, Wilshere, Nasri, Walcott, Fabregas, Chamakh

Subs: Rosicky, Van Persie, Djourou, Arshavin, Eboue, Bendtner, Szczesny

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