Sebastien Squillaci has been given the captains armband for the first time in his Arsenal career for the vital Premier League trip to Chelsea.
Marouane Chamakh will play at the spearhead of the Arsenal attack and will be supported by Andrey Arshavin.
Lukasz Fabianski starts in goal in the absence of Manuel Almunia
Team in full: Fabianski; Sagna, Koscielny, Squillaci, Clichy; Song, Diaby, Wilshere; Nasri, Chamakh, Arshavin.
Subs: Szczesny, Rosicky, Vela, Djourou, Denilson, Eboue, Emmanuel-ThomasCopyright 2017 The Arsenal Football Club plc. Permission to use quotations from this article is granted subject to appropriate credit being given to www.arsenal.com as the source