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Gibbs and Oxlade-Chamberlain start for Arsenal

ESPN staff
March 25, 2014
Kieran Gibbs was sent off by Andre Marriner, despite Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain giving away the penalty © Getty Images

Kieran Gibbs and Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain both start for Arsenal against Swansea tonight after the pair were cleared to play by the FA following the red card mix-up by referee Andre Marriner in Saturday's 6--0 drubbing at Chelsea.

January signing Kim Kallstrom, still to make his debut, is on the bench.

Lauren Koscielny, who came off injured at half-time against Chelsea, is replaced by Thomas Vermaelen, while Mathieu Flamini comes in for Lukas Podolski in Arsene Wenger's only other change.

Arsenal starting XI: Szczesny, Sagna, Mertesacker, Vermaelen, Gibbs, Flamini, Arteta, Oxlade-Chamberlain, Rosicky, Cazorla, Giroud Substitutes: Fabianski, Jenkinson, Bellerin, Kallstrom, Sanogo, Gnabry, Podolski

Swansea City starting XI: Vorm, Rangel, Williams, Chico Flores, Taylor, Britton, Shelvey, de Guzman, Routledge, Michu, Bony Substitutes: Tremmel, Amat, Davies, Canas, Dyer, Hernandez, Vazquez

In the Manchester derby, David Moyes has opted for a more defensive side than the one that ran out 2-0 winners at West Ham on Saturday.

Rio Ferdinand returns to the back four, while Carrick and Fellaini will sit behind Tom Cleverley in a three-man midfield.

Up front, Wayne Rooney and Juan Mata will support Danny Welbeck, who comes in for Shinji Kagawa.

Captain Vincent Kompany returns for City, with Joleon Lescott dropping to the bench.

Manchester United starting XI: De Gea; Rafael, Ferdinand, Jones, Evra; Carrick, Cleverley, Fellaini; Mata, Welbeck, Rooney Substitutes: Lindegaard, B├╝ttner, Fletcher, Kagawa, Young, Valencia, Hernandez

Manchester City starting XI: Hart, Zabaleta, Kompany (C), Demichelis, Clichy, Yaya Toure, Fernandinho, Nasri, Silva, Navas, Dzeko Substitutes: Pantilimon, Kolarov, Lescott, Milner, Garcia, Negredo, Jovetic

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