Arsene Wenger makes three changes to the side that beat Newcastle at the weekend, with Lukas Podolski the most notable addition to the Gunners starting line-up.
Cardiff’s only change from their 2-2 draw with Sunderland sees Kevin McNaughton return to the starting line-up at right-back.
#Arsenal team to play Cardiff: Szczesny, Sagna, Mertesacker, Koscielny, Monreal, Arteta, Flamini, Wilshere, Walcott, Cazorla, Podolski
— Arsenal FC (@Arsenal) January 1, 2014
— Cardiff City FC (@CardiffCityFC) January 1, 2014