Kieran Gibbs will return to the starting line-up for Arsenal’s Champions League last 16 clash against AC Milan on Wednesday.
The 22-year-old Englishman replaces the injured Per Mertesacker, allowing Thomas Vermaelen to partner Laurent Koscielny in the heart of defence.
Elsewhere, Aaron Ramsey returns to the midfield, however Rosicky retains his starting berth meaning Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain drops to the bench.
Thierry Henry is named on the bench and is likely to make his final Gunners appearance before leaving for New York on Thursday.
Team in full: Szczesny, Sagna, Vermaelen, Koscielny, Gibbs, Song, Arteta, Ramsey, Rosicky, Walcott, Van Persie.
- Arsenal must outmanoeuvre Galatasaray to win race for £2m ‘bargain’ transfer
- Arsenal reportedly set to sign free agent after impressive trial
- Arsenal have ‘concrete interest’ in signing Bayern Munich II star
Substitutes: Fabianski, Djourou, Coquelin, Arshavin, Benayoun, Oxlade-Chamberlain, Henry.