Arsène Wenger has named an unchanged starting XI for Monday’s game against Manchester City leaving out Alexis Sanchez.
The Chilean’s last match for the Gunners came against Norwich City at the end of November, and he has failed to recover from injury to start against Pellegrini’s side.
Olivier Giroud retains his place up front while Theo Walcott also starts. Elsewhere Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain is included on the bench alongside Arsenal Under-21 regulars Alex Iwobi and Jeff Reine-Adelaide.
Arsenal v Manchester City: Cech, Bellerin, Mertesacker, Koscielny, Monreal, Flamini, Ramsey, Campbell, Ozil, Walcott, Giroud
Arsenal substitutes: Ospina, Chambers, Gabriel, Gibbs, Reine-Adelaide, Iwobi, Oxlade-Chamberlain
Man City team v Arsenal: Hart, Sagna, Otamendi, Mangala, Kolarov, Fernandinho, Toure, Delph, De Bruyne, Silva, Aguero