Walcott continues to miss out with an injury, with young German replacing him…
Polish stopper Wojciech Szczesny will start in goal, with first-choice centre-back pairing Laurent Koscielny and Per Mertesacker forcing Thomas Vermaelen to start from the bench once again. French right-back Bacary Sagna is an automatic choice, while young Englishman Kieran Gibbs should continue down the left, following an impressive start to the Premier League season that has seen the Gunners win their past four matches.
Mathieu Flamini and Aaron Ramsey will have to pass late fitness tests, but Wenger will likely risk the pair with Abou Diaby, Santi Cazorla, Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain and Tomas Rosicky all out injured. Flamini will provide the platform for Ramsey and Jack Wilshere to get forward, with the Welshman in particularly outstanding form.
£42m record-signing Mesut Ozil will continue from the left, given the freedom to wander inside and dictate play with his brilliant array of passing. Young German teenager Serge Gnabry, who made his debut last weekend at Stoke City, will likely deputise for the injured Theo Walcott, who will miss the next five weeks. Olivier Giroud will continue upfront, having scored four goals already this season.