Theo Walcott has been named in the Arsenal starting line-up for tonight's game at Reading.

The England international is one of three changes made by Arsène Wenger from the team that started against Bradford last week.

Mikel Arteta and Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain are the others to come in, with Francis Coquelin, Aaron Ramsey and Gervinho all dropping to the bench.

Elsewhere, Kieran Gibbs continues at left back, with Bacary Sagna on the opposite flank.

Team in full: Szczesny, Sagna, Mertesacker, Vermaelen, Gibbs, Arteta, Wilshere, Cazorla, Oxlade-Chamberlain, Walcott, Podolski.

Subs: Mannone, Koscielny, Coquelin, Ramsey, Rosicky, Gervinho, Giroud.

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