Olivier Giroud, who was rumoured to be a doubt for the clash against Chelsea on Sunday, has been passed fit and starts against the Blues.
The 29-year-old, who has 12 Premier League goals so far this season, reportedly twisted his ankle in training on Thursday and it was therefore doubtful that the Frenchman would be able to take part in the London derby.
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Thankfully, the striker has been passed fit and starts at the Emirates.
Although Theo Walcott has proven he’s capable of playing up front, particularly as he loves a goal against Chelsea, it would be concerning if yet another one of our first team players was sidelined.
Mesut Ozil also returns to the first team, while Alexis Sanchez, who’s been out since Norwich with a hamstring injury, starts on the bench.