Arsène Wenger has made three changes for this afternoon's FA Cup third-round tie at Swansea.

Per Mertesacker comes into the heart of defence in place of Thomas Vermaelen, while Aaron Ramsey and Olivier Giroud also return to the starting line-up for Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain and Lukas Podolski, who are on the bench.

Elsewhere, Andre Santos returns to the squad after returning from injury.

Team in full:
Szczesny, Sagna, Mertesacker, Koscielny, Gibbs, Arteta, Wilshere, Ramsey, Cazorla, Walcott, Giroud.

Subs: Martinez, Vermaelen, Santos, Coquelin, Rosicky, Oxlade-Chamberlain, Podolski.

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