TEAM NEWS: Ozil makes Arsenal debut

Mesut Ozil
Mesut Ozil

Arsene Wenger has handed Mesut Ozil his Arsenal debut for today's trip to Sunderland in the Premier League.

The German international starts behind Olivier Giroud, with Mathieu Flamini and stand-in captain Bacary Sagna also picked.

Elsewhere, Thomas Vermaelen returns to the squad and is named on the bench alongside youngsters Chuba Akpom and Serge Gnabry.

Team in full: Szczesny, Jenkinson, Sagna, Koscielny, Gibbs, Flamini, Ramsey, Wilshere, Ozil, Walcott, Giroud

Subs: Fabianski, Vermaelen, Monreal, Frimpong, Ryo, Gnabry, Akpom

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