Everton unchanged from Chelsea draw
The Frenchman last week indicated that the 20-year-old had done nothing to convince him that he deserved to be dropped, but did give Manuel Almunia a game in goal in the FA Cup victory over Huddersfield.
Everton, meanwhile, name the same side that drew at home to Chelsea in the fourth round of the cup, with Phil Neville – the object of a late deadline day bid from Tottenham – in the line-up and Louis Saha starting on his own up front.
Arsenal: Szczesny; Sagna, Koscielny, Djourou, Clichy; Song, Wilshere, Fabregas; Rosicky, Van Persie, Walcott.
Subs: Almunia, Diaby, Arshavin, Eboue, Gibbs, Chamakh, Bendtner.
Everton: Howard; Neville, Heitinga, Distin, Baines; Coleman, Arteta, Rodwell, Bilyaletdinov; Fellaini; Saha
Subs: Mucha, Jagielka, Beckford, Gueye, Osman, Anichebe, Baxter