Arsene Wenger has shown yet more faith in Yaya Sanogo as he takes his good pre season form into the first game of the season. Oliver Giroud has yet to shake off some World Cup rust and will take up his place on the Arsenal bench. The rest of the team is pretty much as expected. New flier Alexis Sanchez starts in the Walcott position while Santi keeps his place on the left ahead of the likes of Oxlade-Chamberlain.
Mathieu Debuchy makes his competitive debut at right back giving us a new right side to watch. Jack Wilshere keeps his place after a strong performance against Manc City in the Community Shield. Also good to see Joel Campbell on the bench, hope he gets on the pitch.
Subs: Martinez, Monreal, Coquelin, Oxlade-Chamberlain, Rosicky, Campbell, Giroud