Arsenal are taking on Crystal Palace tonight (8pm) for the matchday 18 of the English Premier League at Emirates Stadium.
Mikel Arteta then decided to bench Thomas Partey who has just returned from injury as he is not yet fit to start.
However, Gabon superstar and gunners captain Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang is in the starting XI.
On the other side, Cote d’Ivoir striker Wilfried Zaha starts as well as Nigerian talent-gifted midfielder Eberechi Eze while Jordan Ayew will be watching from the bench at the kickoff.
Senegal centre-back Cheikhou Kouyaté, however, starts alongside Tomkins.
Arsenal XI: Leno, Luiz, Holding, Maitland-Niles, Bellerin, Ceballos, Xhaka, Saka, Rowe, Aubameyang, Lacazette
Crystal Palace: Guaita, Mitchell, Kouyaté, Tomkins, Ward, Eze, Milivojevic, McCarthur, Townsend, Zaha, Benteke
Kickoff time: 8pm
Arena: Emirates Stadium