Mesut Ozil is missing from the Arsenal squad for today’s Premier League meeting with Stoke City due to a minor foot injury.
Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain comes into the side in place of the World Cup winner.
Mohamed Elneny, signed from Basel in a £5m deal earlier this week, is named on the bench by Arsene Wenger.
There had been some speculation that Alexis Sanchez – who has not played since suffering a hamstring injury in November – could return, but he is not even on the bench.
For the home side, Xherdan Shaqiri is out with a hamstring injury. Geoff Cameron is also sidelined.
Butland, Johnson, Shawcross, Wollscheid, Pieters, Whelan, Afellay, Walters, Krkic, Arnautovic, Joselu.
Subs: Muniesa, Odemwingie, van Ginkel, Adam, Diouf, Crouch, Haugaard.
Cech, Bellerin, Mertesacker, Koscielny, Monreal, Ramsey, Flamini, Walcott, Oxlade-Chamberlain, Campbell, Giroud.
Subs: Gibbs, Gabriel, Arteta, Ospina, Elneny, Iwobi, Chambers.
Referee: Craig Pawson (South Yorkshire)