Arsenal pick Olivier Giroud up front, with Lukas Podolski having to make do with a place on the bench in favour of Gervinho on the left-wing. Kieran Gibbs starts at left-back, with Thomas Vermaelen partnering Per Mertesacker in the centre of defence. Andrey Arshavin fails to make the squad for the Gunners, but Tomas Rosicky and Aaron Ramsey are on the bench.
West Brom are as expected with Shane Long leading the line up front, backed up by Peter Odemwingie as well as Zoltan Gera and Chris Brunt. Gareth McAuley partners Jonas Olsson in defence, while Liam Ridgewell starts at left-back despite his recent controversy.