Arsenal v Swansea City team news: Club captain Thomas Vermaelen starts for Arsenal with Kim Kallstrom on the bench while Michu starts for Swansea


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Arsene Wenger has made two changes to his Arsenal team from their 6-0 thrashing at Chelsea on Saturday for tonight's match against Swansea at the Emirates Stadium - bringing in club captain Thomas Vermaelen for the injured Laurent Koscielny, and Mathieu Flamini for Lukas Podolski.

Vermaelen has not started for the Gunners in the Premier League since Boxing Day, when the club won 3-1 at West Ham.

Kim Kallstrom makes the Arsenal bench for the second successive match.

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For Swansea, Michu makes his first start for the club since 15 December after recovering from injury.

Arsenal: Szczesny, Sagna Mertesacker, Vermaelen, Gibbs, Flamini, Arteta, Oxlade-Chamberlain, Rosicky, Cazorla, Giroud

Swansea: Vorm, Rangel, Williams, Chico Flores, Taylor, Britton, Shelvey, de Guzman, Routledge, Michu, Bony.