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Arsenal swap Podolski for Ox as Silva starts for City

ESPN staff
March 29, 2014

Arsene Wenger has made one change to the Arsenal team which drew midweek to Swansea, with Lukas Podolski replacing Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain behind Olivier Giroud.

Despite being linked with a move to City, Bacary Sagna starts at right back while Mikel Arteta and Tomas Rosicky make up the midfield.

David Silva has defied the ankle injury he picked up in the Manchester derby on Wednesday to start alongside in the in-form Yaya Toure, the player Arsene Wenger admitted he was frustrated to not have signed.

Former Arsenal player Gael Clichy returns to the Emirates, as does Samir Nasri

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

Manchester City: Hart, Zabaleta, Kompany, Demichelis, Clichy, Fernandinho, Toure, Navas, Silva, Nasri, Dzeko. Substitutes: Pantilimon, Kolarov, Lescott, Milner, Javi GarcĂ­a, Negredo, Jovetic

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