Feb 23, 2013 at 3pm UK at ​Emirates Stadium
Aston Villa
Cazorla (6', 85')
Diaby (37')
FT(HT: 1-0)
Weimann (68')
Lowton (36'), Delph (66')

Team News: Nacho Monreal, Carl Jenkinson, Olivier Giroud start for Arsenal

New Arsenal defender Nacho Monreal in action on his debut against Stoke on February 2, 2013
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Arsenal make four changes to the side to face Aston Villa this afternoon at the Emirates.

Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger has made four changes to his starting XI for this afternoon's match at home to Aston Villa.

Nacho Monreal and Carl Jenkinson come in for Laurent Koscielny and Bacary Sagna, with Thomas Vermaelen reverting to central defence.

Olivier Giroud starts in attack ahead of Lukas Podolski while Abou Diaby is in ahead of Aaron Ramsey.

Aston Villa make two changes of their own as Gabriel Agbonlahor and Joe Bennett replace Jordan Bowery and Ron Vlaar.

Arsenal: Szczesny, Jenkinson, Mertesacker, Vermaelen, Monreal, Arteta, Diaby, Wilshere, Walcott, Giroud, Cazorla

Aston Villa: Guzan, Lowton, Clark, Baker, Bennett, Westwood, Delph, Agbonlahor, Weimann, N'Zogbia, Benteke

Arsenal player Oliver Giroud celebrates with his teammates after scoring the opening goal in his sides match with Brighton and Hove Albion on January 26, 2013
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