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Arsenal have this afternoon announced their Gameweek 19 home clash with West Ham, which was scheduled for Boxing Day, has been postponed due to the proposed industrial action on the London Underground.

The Gunners have, however, confirmed the game will now take place on either Wednesday January 23 or Saturday January 26, depending on both sides’ respective third round results in the FA Cup. This affords the pair a double Gameweek in the middle of the FPL winter wildcard window – an enticing scenario for Fantasy managers.

Certainly, it’s not beyond the realms of possibility that the two sides could exit the FA Cup at the first hurdle. The Gunners travel to Swansea on Sunday January 6, while West Ham play host to Man United the previous day – if they both go out, they would then be free to square up on Saturday January 26. Alternatively, if either of the pair progress, the game will be rescheduled for Wednesday January 23. Both dates will fall in Gameweek 23, which already finds Arsenal travelling to Chelsea, while West Ham playing host to QPR before the rescheduled encounter.

In the short-term, it’s potentially problematic for owners of the likes of Santi Cazorla. The Spaniard has already been drafted in by over 40,000 FPL managers after his 23 point haul at Reading on Monday and with a trip to Wigan to follow, he could be in for another potentially prosperous weekend. Strong benches are more essential than ever right now and while many may be tempted to ship out their Arsenal and West Ham Fantasy assets after this weekend, the pair still have strong fixtures prior to the upcoming double – the Gunners face Newcastle and Southampton after their trip to Wigan, while West Ham’s schedule (rdg, NOR, sun) also looks favourable.

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    • 3 years, 1 month ago
  2. Current team, 1.1 in the bank, no FT:

    Bego/Szczesny

    McAuley/Cameron/Hughes (Cuellar/Shorey)

    Mata/Caz/Michu/Sterling (Pilk)

    RVP/Tevez/Berba

    ***
    Want to find at least 1 solid replacement for Shorey/Cuellar but short on cash and hoping to upgrade Sterling soon. Any of these look like decent options after this GW to free up funds?

    a.) Tevez --> Defoe
    b.) Tevez --> Ba
    c.) Berba --> Benteke
    d.) downgrade a keeper (prob. Bego, as I have Cameron)

    • 3 years, 1 month ago
  3. My cup oppo is a dead team with Fellani (c) Vorm (vc) 😉

    • 3 years, 1 month ago
      • 3 years, 1 month ago
    1. Mine is also a dead team; but he's got Aguero (c) and Yaya and Kompany - could be a tough one!

      • 3 years, 1 month ago
  4. Any news on Mr Bale? Looking at either Fellaini -> Bale or Fellaini -> Puncheon depending on Bale's fitness. Wish I'd made a move last night due to another Fellaini drop but now I sort of need to do it tonight due to Punch's imminent rise.

    • 3 years, 1 month ago
    • 3 years, 1 month ago
  5. any news on Ridgewell?

    • 3 years, 1 month ago
  6. 1- plz take hit to get aguero or tevez (suerez out ) who is likely to play from city and not rest ?

    2- wt can i do with rafel and enrique i have demel , shory v.s city (A) and clyne ?

    • 3 years, 1 month ago
    1. Keep Suarez, and start Enrique, rafa

      • 3 years, 1 month ago
  7. RMT if you will?

    Foster

    Jose Enrique – Hughes – Clyne

    Mata – Silva (C) – Walcott – Michu

    RVP (VC) – Suarez – Berbatov

    Subs: Begovic – Sterling – Gorkss – Davies

    • 3 years, 1 month ago
  8. My team is

    Begovic foster

    Clyne McCartney nelson Enrique cuellar

    Stirling michu sessegnon tarrabt Walcott

    Rvp tevez sauraz

    1.8 m in bank
    1Ft

    Any ideas???

    • 3 years, 1 month ago
    • 3 years, 1 month ago
  9. the cup not is only for the best 2,100,000???

    i have in 2,200,000 more or less, (start in GW5)

    and my team was qualified for the cup with a rank of 814,660.

    • 3 years, 1 month ago
    1. forget... is based in GW17 ranking

      • 3 years, 1 month ago
  10. Just woken up to the news of the ARS WHU postponement - does this make GW23 the obvious WC week?

    • 3 years, 1 month ago
    1. Or the following week to sort it out after the DGW

      • 3 years, 1 month ago

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