Alternate Arsenal lineup (3-4-2-1) to face West Bromwich Albion, Olivier Giroud starts
Arsenal will look to keep up with the title contenders when they host West Bromwich Albion in the Premier League on Monday night. Manager Arsene Wenger is likely to stick with a similar 3-4-2-1 formation, although they could be a couple of changes in the lineup.
Petr Cech is set to start between the sticks after featuring in the first five league outings. The backline is unlikely to see a change with Laurent Koscielny, Shkodran Mustafi and Nacho Monreal keeping their places in central defence while Hector Bellerin and Sead Kolasinac will resume their wing-back duties from the Chelsea game.
Aaron Ramsey and Granit Xhaka have cemented their places at the heart of the midfield, and Wenger is unlikely to be tempted by a change. The frontline could look a whole different from the London derby with Danny Welbeck and Alex Iwobi likely to replaced by Alexis Sanchez and Mesut Ozil respectively.
Alexandre Lacazette has done fairly well to score two goals from his opening five outings, but Olivier Giroud could make a surprise start against the Baggies, who are likely to place emphasis on defence.
Arsenal (3-4-2-1): Cech; Koscielny, Mustafi, Monreal; Bellerin, Kolasinac, Ramsey, Xhaka; Ozil, Sanchez, Giroud