Jack Wilshere starts at Anfield
Arsene Wenger has handed a start in midfield to 19-year-old Jack Wilshere, as the youngster gets given a chance to show what he’s all about.
The other major team news is that goalkeeper Manuel Almunia starts and captains the side.
There is no place in the starting XI for either Robin van Persie or Cesc Fabregas, with the latter being ruled out altogether due to a chest infection.
Sagna – Koscielny – Vermaelen – Clichy
Wilshere – Diaby – Nasri
Eboue – Chamakh – Arshavin
Subs: Fabianski, Gibbs, Song, Walcott, Rosicky, Walcott, Vela, van Persie.