Theo Walcott and Laurent Koscielny will both start Arsenal's vital Champions League Group B encounter against Schalke tonight.

With Aaron Ramsey ruled out with a groin strain, England international Walcott takes his place on the right side of the front three.

Koscielny, meanwhile, comes in at the heart of the defence, with Thomas Vermaelen moving to left back in place of Andre Santos.

James Shea is on the bench in place of Damian Martinez, along with Johan Djourou.

Team in full: Mannone, Sagna, Mertesacker, Koscielny, Vermaelen, Arteta, Wilshere, Cazorla, Podolski, Walcott,  Giroud.

Subs: Shea, Santos, Djourou, Jenkinson, Coquelin, Arshavin, Chamakh.

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6 Nov 2012