LONDON (Sporting Alert) — Arsenal left midfielder Jack Wilshere on the bench for today’s Barclays Premier League clash with Fulham at Craven Cottage.
The England midfielder makes way for Tomas Rosicky as manager Arsene Wenger makes two changes from the side that played to a goalless draw with Everton in midweek. T
Also coming into the Arsenal starting team is Nacho Monreal, who starts at left-back with Kieran Gibbs dropping to bench.
Per Mertesacker and Laurent Koscielny start at center-back so captain Thomas Vermaelen remains amongst the substitutes.
Fulham, meanwhile, made four changes from the last outing in the 3-0 defeat to Chelsea with Stanislav Manolev and Kieran Richardson both come into the team.
Steve Sidwell is back from suspension and Alex Kacaniklic also starts.
Out goes John Arne Riise, Giorgos Karagounis and Mladen Petric and Sascha Riether.
Fulham v Arsenal Teams
Fulham: Schwarzer, Manolev, Senderos, Hangeland, Richardson, Emanuelson, Sidwell, Enoh, Kacaniklic, Ruiz, Berbatov. Subs: Etheridge, Riise, Petric, Karagounis, Hughes, Rodallega, Frei.
Arsenal: Szczesny, Sagna, Mertesacker, Koscielny, Monreal, Rosicky, Arteta, Ramsey, Walcott, Giroud, Cazorla. Subs: Mannone, Vermaelen, Podolski, Wilshere, Oxlade-Chamberlain, Gervinho, Gibbs.
Referee: Andre Marriner (W Midlands)