TEAM NEWS: Koscielny returns for derby


TEAM NEWS: Koscielny returns for derby

Laurent Koscielny is back in the Arsenal team for the north London derby against Tottenham on Sunday afternoon.

The French defender was on the bench for Tuesday night's 2-0 defeat of Fenerbahce as he recovered from the facial injury he sustained in Turkey.

But he will line up alongside stand-in captain Per Mertesacker today, with Bacary Sagna dropping to the bench.

Kieran Gibbs replaces Nacho Monreal, who drops to the bench where he is joined by new signing Mathieu Flamini.

Elsewhere, Tomas Rosicky is recalled to the starting XI, with Lukas Podolski ruled out through injury.

Team in full: Szczesny, Jenkinson, Koscielny, Mertesacker, Gibbs, Wilshere, Ramsey, Rosicky, Walcott, Giroud, Cazorla.

Subs: Fabianski, Sagna, Monreal, Flamini, Zelalem, Gnabry, Sanogo

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