Arsenal go with the same side that secured a 1-1 draw last week against Stoke.
With Mikel Arteta and Theo Walcott expected to be sidelined for the rest of the season, Aaron Ramsey and Gervinho retain their places in the starting line-up.
The Ivorian is preferred to Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain, who is on the bench.
Norwich, meanwhile, make five changes to the side that was beaten 3-0 by Liverpool last week in a bold line-up by boss Paul Lambert.
Simon Lappin comes in for the injured Adam Drury for only his third league start this season.
Grant Holt, Wes Hoolahan, Russell Martin and Simeon Jackson also come in for the Canaries as Elliott Ward, David Fox, Anthony Pilkington & Steve Morison all drop to the bench.
Arsenal: Szczesny; Sagna, Vermaelen, Koscielny, Gibbs; Song, Ramsey, Rosicky; Gervinho, Van Persie, Benayoun.
Subs: Fabianski, Santos, Djourou, Coquelin, Oxlade-Chamberlain, Park, Chamakh.
Norwich: Ruddy; Naughton, R. Bennett, R. Martin, Lappin; E. Bennett, Johnson, Howson, Hoolahan; Holt, Jackson.
Subs: Steer, Morison, Surman, Pilkington, Fox, Wilbraham, Ward