Mesut Ozil has been included in Arsene Wenger’s stating line-up which takes on Sunderland today.
The 27-year-old has been in impressive form this season however, was left out of the PFA Team of the Year which was announced earlier this week.
Ozil is once again set to start in his favoured number ten role behind the lone striker Olivier Giroud.
The Germany international has provided the highest number of assists in the Premier League this season (18).
Arsenal need a win in order to move back into top three. Arsenal have 63 points in 34 games and are a point behind Manchester City.
Sunderland v Arsenal
Kick-Off: 14:05 pm (GMT)
Stadium: Stadium of Light
Sunderland: Mannone, Yedlin, van Aanholt, Kaboul, Kone, Kirchhoff, M’Vila, Cattermole, Borini, Khazri, Defoe.
Subs: Pickford, Jones, Larsson, Rodwell, N’Doye, O’Shea, Watmore.
Arsenal: Cech; Bellerin, Mertesacker, Koscielny, Monreal; Elneny, Ramsey; Sanchez, Ozil, Iwobi; Welbeck
Subs: Ospina, Gabriel, Coquelin, Wilshere, Campbell, Walcott, Welbeck