Team News: Olivier Giroud out, Francis Coquelin in for Arsenal

Team News: Giroud out, Coquelin in for Arsenal
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Francis Coquelin replaces Olivier Giroud for Arsenal in tonight's Champions League clash against Schalke at the Emirates Stadium.

Arsenal have made one change for tonight's Champions League clash with Schalke 04 at the Emirates Stadium.

Olivier Giroud has been dropped to the bench following Saturday's 1-0 defeat at Norwich City and is replaced by Francis Coquelin.

Per Mertesacker and Thomas Vermaelen will start in central defence, while Lukas Podolski and Gervinho will lead the attack.

Meanwhile, Klaas-Jan Huntelaar and Jefferson Farfan start up front for the German visitors.

Arsenal: Mannone; Jenkinson, Mertesacker, Vermaelen, Santos; Arteta, Coquelin, Ramsey, Cazorla; Podolski, Gervinho
Subs: Shea, Koscielny, Giroud, Djourou, Arshavin, Chamakh

Schalke: Unnerstall, Uchida, Howedes, Matip, Fuchs, Neustadter, Horger, Afellay, Holtby, Farfan, Huntelaar

Per Mertesacker
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