TEAM NEWS: Koscielny starts at West Ham


TEAM NEWS: Koscielny starts at West Ham

Laurent Koscielny
Laurent Koscielny

Arsene Wenger has made three changes to the side that beat Queens Park Rangers 2-1 on Boxing Day.

Laurent Koscielny’s return sees Nacho Monreal shift to left back and Kieran Gibbs drop to the bench while Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain replaces the suspended Olivier Giroud as Danny Welbeck moves into a central striking role.

Elsewhere, Francis Coquelin makes his first Arsenal start since January 2013 to replace Friday’s goalscorer, Tomas Rosicky.

Full team: Szczesny, Debuchy, Mertesacker, Koscielny, Monreal, Flamini, Coquelin, Oxlade-Chamberlain, Cazorla, Alexis, Welbeck

Subs: Ospina, Gibbs, Chambers, Campbell, Walcott, Podolski, Akpom

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