TEAM NEWS: Robin van Persie & Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain start for Arsenal against Aston Villa as Thierry Henry only makes bench

Arsene Wenger hands young Englishman another start as Henry and Arteta pass late fitness tests and Sagna could make comeback after nearly 4 months out
Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain keeps his place in Arsenal's starting XI against Aston Villa after impressing during last week's defeat to Manchester United.

Arsene Wenger makes two changes to the team with goalkeeper Lukasz Fabianski replacing the rested Wojciech Scezney and Francis Coquelin replacing Johan Djourou at right-back.

Thierry Henry, Mikel Arteta and Bacary Sagna are all named on the bench after passing late fitness tests.

Alex McCleish makes four changes to the side that beat Wolves at Molineux last weekend with Carlos Cuellar, Stephen Warnock, Stephen Ireland and Ciaran Clark all starting.

LA Galaxy loanee Robbie Keane keeps his place upfront alongside Darren Bent and Gabriel Agbonlahor after scoring two stunning goals in last week's 3-2 win against his former side.

Arsenal: Fabianski; Coquelin, Mertesacker, Koscielny, Vermaelen; Song, Rosicky, Ramsey; Oxlade-Chamberlain, Van Persie, Walcott.

Subs: Szczesny, Sagna, Arteta, Benayoun, Arshavin, Park, Henry.

Aston Villa: Given; Hutton, Cuellar, Dunne, Warnock; Ireland, Clark, Petrov, Agbonlahor; Keane, Bent.

Subs: Guzan, Heskey, Bannan, Weimann, Lichaj, Baker, Gardner.