Per Mertesacker has overcome his ankle injury to keep his place in the starting 11. The German was hurt in last weekend's clash against Reading but has won his fitness battle. Gabriel is not in the squad so perhaps it is the Brazilian who is nursing an injury. Hector Bellerin has been given a huge vote of confidence as the young Spaniard has been brought back into the team ahead of the experienced Mathieu Debuchy. The Frenchman takes a seat on the bench and will be both right back and centre back cover. Aaron Ramsey keeps his place on the right of attack while Oliver Giroud replaces Danny Welbeck in attack.

Confirmed Line Up:

Subs: Szczesny, Debuchy, Gibbs, Wilshere, Walcott, Flamini, Welbeck