Team news: Giroud, Gibbs in; Theo, Nacho

Olivier Giroud
Olivier Giroud

Olivier Giroud and Kieran Gibbs come into the starting line-up for today’s match against West Bromwich Albion. 

Petr Cech starts in goal, with Gibbs replacing Nacho Monreal - who drops to the bench - at left back. The defence is otherwise unchanged, with Hector Bellerin, Gabriel and Laurent Koscielny all starting.
Francis Coquelin and Granit Xhaka continue their midfield partnership, with Mesut Ozil playing in the No 10 role. 
Giroud leads our attack, flanked by Alexis and Alex Iwobi. Theo Walcott has a slight calf problem and misses the game.
Aaron Ramsey - celebrating his 26th birthday - returns to the matchday squad to take up a place on the bench, as does Jeff Reine-Adelaide.
Arsenal team: Cech, Bellerin, Gabriel, Koscielny, Gibbs, Coquelin, Xhaka, Alexis, Ozil, Iwobi, Giroud
Arsenal substitutes: Ospina, Holding, Monreal, Elneny, Ramsey, Reine-Adelaide, Lucas
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