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Giroud and Mertesacker return for Arsenal against Swansea

PUBLISHED: 12:43 06 January 2013 | UPDATED: 12:44 06 January 2013

Arsenal's Olivier Giroud. Photo: David Davies/PA

Arsenal's Olivier Giroud. Photo: David Davies/PA

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Arsenal have brought Olivier Giroud into their starting line-up in place of Lukas Podolski.

Per Mertesacker also comes in in place of Thomas Vermaelen.

Arsenal: Szczesny, Sagna, Mertesacker, Koscielny, Gibbs, Arteta, Wilshere, Ramsey, Walcott, Cazorla, Giroud.

Substitutes: Martinez, Vermaelen, Santos, Coquelin, Rosicky, Oxlade-Chamberlain, Podolski.

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