Wojciech Szczesny makes his long-awaited return to the Arsenal team for the north London derby while Theo Walcott has also got the nod to start, Goal.com understands.
Mikel Arteta, Bacary Sagna and Santi Cazorla will also be in the starting XI after convincing Arsene Wenger of their readiness for the clash against rivals Tottenham.
Olivier Giroud (groin) is considered to be the most serious doubt of the Arsenal squad but is expected to pass a late test and spearhead the attack. Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain or Andrey Arshavin will step up from the bench if the French striker misses out.
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Walcott has been told he will start his third consecutive Arsenal match despite pulling out of the England squad in midweek with a glute injury.