Jack Wilshere makes his return to the Arsenal lineup as they take on Queens Park Rangers at The Emirates
Jack Wilshere makes his first senior appearance for 17 months at the Emirates as Arsene Wenger names him in the starting lineup to face Queens Park Rangers.
Wilshere partners Mikel Arteta and Aaron Ramsey in midfield, while there is also a return for Bakary Sagna, who had also suffered an injury lay-off. Olivier Giroud is preferred to Gervinho up front, and Lukas Podolski also starts , with Santiago Cazorla playing in a wide role on the right of midfield.
For the visitors, meanwhile, Junior Hoilett gets another start after impressing in recent games, while Bobby Zamora starts up front with Adel Taarabt playing in the hole.
Arsenal: Vito Mannone, Bakary Sagna, Thomas Vermaelen, Per Mertesacker, Andre Santos, Mikel Arteta, Jack Wilshere, Aaron Ramsey, Santiago Cazorla, Lukas Podolski, Olivier Giroud.
Queens Park Rangers: Julio Cesar; Jose Bosingwa, Ryan Nelsen, Stephane Mbia, Armand Traore; Shaun Wright-Phillips, Samba Diakite, Esteban Granero, Junior Hoilett; Adel Taarabt; Bobby Zamora.