Arsène Wenger has named an unchanged side for this afternoon's London derby away at Chelsea.

Abou Diaby and Francis Coquelin retain their places in a midfield trio that is completed by Jack Wilshere, whose goal saw off Swansea City on Wednesday night.

Elsewhere, captain Thomas Vermaelen parttners Per Mertesacker at the back, while Emmanuel Frimpong is named on the bench.

Lukas Podolski and Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain miss out through illness.

Team in full: Szczesny, Sagna, Mertesacker, Vermaelen, Gibbs, Coquelin, Wilshere, Diaby, Cazorla, Walcott, Giroud.

Subs: Mannone, Jenkinson, Santos, Koscielny, Ramsey, Frimpong, Arshavin.

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20 Jan 2013