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Rosicky starts for Arsenal, Oscar on bench for Chelsea

ESPN staff
December 23, 2013

Tomas Rosicky will replace Mathieu Flamini for Arsenal as they face Chelsea at the Emirates.

With Jack Wilshere suspended, Arsenal are looking to bounce back after losing 6-3 to Manchester City in their last league game, with a win over Chelsea seeing them reclaim top spot in the Premier League from Liverpool.

Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger is looking for his first victory over Jose Mourinho, having drawn four and lost five games against the Chelsea boss.

Arsenal: Szczesny, Sagna, Mertesacker, Vermaelen, Gibbs, Arteta, Rosicky, Ramsey, Ozil, Walcott, Giroud.

Substitutes: Fabianski, Monreal, Jenkinson, Flamini, Cazorla, Bendtner, Podolski.

Chelsea: Cech; Ivanovic, Cahill, Terry, Azpilicueta; Mikel, Lampard; Ramires, Willian, Hazard; Torres.

Substitutes: Schwarzer, Luiz, Cole, Oscar, Mata, Schurrle, Eto'o.

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