Arsène Wenger has named an unchanged line-up for the game against Manchester City.

Thomas Vermaelen continues at left back in the absence of Kieran Gibbs and Andre Santos while Johan Djourou is expected to start on the right with Bacary Sagna and Carl Jenkinson still out.

Arsenal team: Szczesny, Djourou, Mertesacker, Koscielny, Vermaelen, Song, Arteta, Ramsey, Walcott, Gervinho, Van Persie;

Subs: Rosicky, Almunia, Arshavin, Frimpong, Chamakh, Benayoun, Miquel

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