The Gunners entertain newly promoted Southampton at the Emirates Stadium.
Arsenal goalkeeper Wojciech Szczesny is available again following a rib injury.
Theo Walcott will be assessed after missing England’s midweek draw with Ukraine because of a virus, while Abou Diaby is a doubt with a hip problem.
Southampton pair Gaston Ramirez and Maya Yoshida could make their debuts despite having only trained with their new team-mates since Thursday.
Guly do Prado may be dropped after this week admitting drink-driving, while Danny Fox has overcome a groin injury. (BBC Sport)
Arsenal: Szczesny, Jenks, Mertesacker, Vermaelen, Gibbs, Coquelin, Arteta, Cazorla, Oxlade-Chamberlain, Gervinho, Podolski. SUBS: Koscielny, Santos, Giroud, Walcott, Ramsey, Arshavin, Mannone
Southampton: K Davis, Clyne, Fonte, Hooiveld, Fox, Ward-Prowse, Schneiderlin, S. Davis, Puncheon, Lambert, Lallana. SUBS: Gazzaniga, Yoshida, Rodriguez, Ramírez, Richardson, Mayuka, Chaplow
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