Team News: Theo Walcott starts for Arsenal against Coventry City

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Theo Walcott starts in attack for Arsenal as Arsene Wenger makes 11 changes for the Capital One Cup tie against Coventry City.

Arsene Wenger has named a strong starting team for Arsenal's Capital One Cup tie at home to Coventry City.

Theo Walcott starts for the first time since the opening day of the season, partnering Olivier Giroud and Andrey Arshavin in attack.

Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain also plays, with Brazilian full-back Andre Santos getting the nod for the first time this campaign.

Emmanuel Frimpong makes the Gunners bench as he continues to recover from a long-term knee injury.

Coventry boss Mark Robins hands a debut to midfielder James Bailey, who joined on loan from Derby County on Tuesday.

Arsenal: Martinez, Miquel, Djourou, Angha, Yennaris, Santos, Coquelin, Oxlade-Chamberlain, Walcott, Arshavin, Giroud

Coventry City: Murphy, Clarke ,Wood, Brown, Reckord, Baker, Barton, Bailey, Moussa, Elliott, Mcsheffrey

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