Super Eagles forward Alex Iwobi has been handed a starting role in Arsenal's line-up for Thursday's UEFA Europa League clash against Koln at the Emirates.
With Granit Xhaka and Aaron Ramsey both rested ahead of the Premier League showdown with Chelsea on Sunday, Arsenal will go with Mohamed Elneny and Alex Iwobi in the engine room.
David Ospina replaces Petr Cech between the sticks as club captain Per Mertesacker returns to partner Rob Holding in the heart of a four man defense that is flanked by Nacho Monreal and Hector Bellerin to the left and right respectively.
Alexis Sanchez and Theo Walcott flank Olivier Giroud to the left and right in a front three formation.Arsenal XI:
Ospina, Holding, Mertesacker, Monreal, Bellerin, Iwobi, Elneny, Maitland-Niles, Walcott, Alexis, Giroud