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TEAM NEWS: Wenger makes two changes

Thomas Vermaelen

Arsene Wenger has made two changes to his side for tonight’s game against Swansea City at Emirates Stadium.

With Laurent Koscielny out injured, Thomas Vermaelen steps into the heart of the defence and captains the side, while Mathieu Flamini replaces Lukas Podolski.

Both Kieran Gibbs and Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain start the game, having been cleared by the Football Association on Monday.

Elsewhere, young Spanish defender Hector Bellerin is named on the bench.

Team in full: Szczesny, Sagna Mertesacker, Vermaelen, Gibbs, Flamini, Arteta, Oxlade-Chamberlain, Rosicky, Cazorla, Giroud

Subs: Fabianski, Jenkinson, Bellerin, Kallstrom, Sanogo, Gnabry, Podolski

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