Thomas Vermaelen will line up on the left side of defence for the visit of Everton to Emirates Stadium on Saturday.
With Andre Santos out with an ankle problem, Vermaelen will be left to demonstrate his versatility for Arsène Wenger's side.
Gervinho and Theo Walcott will look to provide for Robin van Persie.
Team in full: Szczesny, Djourou, Koscielny, Mertesacker, Vermaelen, Song, Arteta, Ramsey, Gervinho, Walcott, Van Persie
Substitutes: Almunia, Miquel, Frimpong, Benayoun, Rosicky, Arshavin, Chamakh.Copyright 2013 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 10 Dec 2011