Arsene Wenger has made two changes to his side for the Boxing Day clash at home to Queens Park Rangers.
Tomas Rosicky makes his first Premier League start of the season in place of Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain while Nacho Monreal comes in for Calum Chambers.
Elsewhere, David Ospina returns to the squad while Alexis Sanchez, Olivier Giroud and Danny Welbeck continue up front.
Full team: Szczesny, Debuchy, Mertesacker, Monreal, Gibbs, Flamini, Rosicky, Cazorla, Welbeck, Alexis, Giroud
Subs: Ospina, Bellerin, Chambers, Coquelin, Walcott, Podolski, Campbell