Arsenal vs Aston Villa team news: Theo Walcott and Mesut Ozil in for Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain and Alexis Sanchez. Gabriel on bench

The match starts at 1.30pm

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Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger has replaced Alexis Sanchez and Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain  with Theo Walcott and Mesut Ozil for today's match against Aston Villa.

Sanchez misses out with a hamstring injury.

David Ospina retains his place in goal ahead of Wojciech Szczesny.

Villa, struggling for goals, had both Christian Benteke and Andreas Weimann in the side, captained by Fabian Delph, who recently signed a new deal. Loan signing Scott Sinclair is on the bench along with Gabriel Agbonlahor.

Arsenal: Ospina, Bellerin, Mertesacker, Koscielny, Monreal, Coquelin, Ramsey, Walcott, Cazorla, Ozil, Giroud.

Subs: Szczesny, Gibbs, Gabriel, Chambers, Flamini, Rosicky, Akpom.

Aston Villa: Guzan, Hutton, Okore, Clark, Richardson, Sanchez, Delph, Cleverley, Weimann, Gil, Benteke

Subs: Given, Baker, Bacuna, Sinclair, Agbonlahor, Westwood, Cissokho.