Mesut Ozil is back in the Arsenal side for today's London derby against Chelsea at Emirates Stadium.
The World Cup winner returns after missing last week’s goalless draw at Stoke City with a foot injury.
Alexis is named on the bench and is in line to make his first appearance since November 29, and is joined by new signing Mohamed Elneny.
Arsenal starting XI: Cech, Bellerin, Mertesacker, Koscielny, Monreal, Ramsey, Flamini, Campbell, Ozil, Walcott, Giroud
Arsenal substitutes: Ospina, Gibbs, Gabriel, Chambers, Elneny, Oxlade-Chamberlain, Alexis
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