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Lacazette on the bench as Emery sticks with a three-man defence

Arsenal take on Tottenham Hotspur in a 14:05 GMT kick-off at the Emirates in what will be Unai Emery’s first taste of a north London derby.

The Gunners are unbeaten in the league since Gameweek 2, while Spurs are on a five-match winning run away from home in the top flight.

Alexandre Lacazette (£9.6m) – the most-sold FPL forward of this round of fixtures – has recovered from the groin injury that forced him to miss last Sunday’s win over Bournemouth but is only among the substitutes, with Emery naming the same team that defeated the Cherries on the south coast.

That means Arsenal will once again line up in a 3-4-2-1, with Hector Bellerin (£5.4m) and Sead Kolasinac (£4.9m) deployed as wing-backs, and Alex Iwobi (£5.5m) and Henrikh Mkhitaryan (£6.7m) supporting Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang (£10.9m) in attack.

Mesut Ozil (£8.2m) is not in the match-day squad, with Arsenal reporting that the German midfielder is suffering with a back spasm.

Mauricio Pochettino has made only one change from the side that defeated Chelsea in Gameweek 13, with Juan Foyth (£5.0m) replacing Jan Vertonghen (£5.9m) in defence.

That means starts for Dele Alli (£8.9m), Son Heung-min (£8.3m) and Christian Eriksen (£9.2m), as well as Harry Kane (£12.3m) in attack.

Kieran Trippier (£6.1m), as expected, is missing through injury.

Despite their unbeaten run, Arsenal haven’t kept a clean sheet since the 2-0 win over Watford in Gameweek 7.

Goals haven’t been a problem for the Gunners, though: Emery’s troops have scored at least two goals in ten of their 13 league fixtures this season.

This is Spurs’ ninth away league fixture of the season and most of Kane’s attacking returns (five goals, two assists) have come on the road.

Arsenal XI: Leno, Sokratis, Holding, Mustafi; Bellerin, Xhaka, Torreira, Kolasinac; Iwobi, Mkhitaryan; Aubameyang.

Spurs XI: Lloris; Aurier, Foyth, Vertonghen, Davies; Dier, Sissoko; Eriksen, Dele, Son; Kane.

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  1. dennis the menace
    • 8 Years
    1 year, 5 months ago

    Kun to Auba.

    Laca Auba Arnie.

    Gunners are back

    1. Fernando Torres
      • 8 Years
      1 year, 5 months ago

      Nope, they're bad.

      1. dennis the menace
        • 8 Years
        1 year, 5 months ago

        18 unbeaten. Can’t keep a cleanse to save ourselves but can score goals

  2. Gazza2000
    • 8 Years
    1 year, 5 months ago

    a) Fraser & Salah
    or
    b) Sane & Eriksen

    1. Sim Simma 🤷 🔑 🚘
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 9 Years
      1 year, 5 months ago

      or
      c) Sane & Mane

  3. Ady87
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 6 Years
    1 year, 5 months ago

    Ederson
    Alonso Robertson Balbuena
    Sterling Haz Rich Martial
    Aguero Arnie Wilson

    Subs: Bennett AWB Guendouzi

    Have 2 FTs. Aguero > Auba? If I do Ederson > Fab I can do Martial > Sane also either next week or for a -4 this week.

    Thoughts on that?

  4. umerlfc
    • 4 Years
    1 year, 5 months ago

    Hazard owners, keeping or getting rid?

    1. Gazza2000
      • 8 Years
      1 year, 5 months ago

      getting rid

    2. Ady87
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 6 Years
      1 year, 5 months ago

      I’m scared to as I’ve had him since his first haul and I know he will haul as soon as I drop him.

      Swapping him for Sane gives me £1.4m in the pot though and I can do some nice stuff with that!

      1. umerlfc
        • 4 Years
        1 year, 5 months ago

        But the thought of Sane matching or even beating him over the coming period at a lesser price is something I'm considering

    3. bialk
      • 10 Years
      1 year, 5 months ago

      Keeping for Wolves

      1. Ha.
        • 4 Years
        1 year, 5 months ago

        This

    4. Sap
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 1 Year
      1 year, 5 months ago

      Keep

    5. Miguel Sanchez
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      1 year, 5 months ago

      Think I'm losing him til around GW 21

    6. Top Lad Dakes.
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      1 year, 5 months ago

      Want to keep, but also want Sane so I’m not just relying on dilva for city points. Will observe salah, and either mo or eden will likely make way

    7. dunas_dog
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      1 year, 5 months ago

      Getting rid- OR down from 3K to 8K in 2 weeks with no City midfield

      1. umerlfc
        • 4 Years
        1 year, 5 months ago

        I'm looking at a City midfield double-up myself!

    8. The 12th Man
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 6 Years
      1 year, 5 months ago

      Gone

    9. Bam Bam Bigelow
      • 4 Years
      1 year, 5 months ago

      Keeping Hazard for 1 more week, but planning to get rid for the Man City game cos can't see Chelsea troubling the City defense

      1. umerlfc
        • 4 Years
        1 year, 5 months ago

        Yes keeping for the Wolves game is tempting

    10. yakirh
      • 3 Years
      1 year, 5 months ago

      Kun -> Auba for free might beat my original plan to sell Kun & Hazard to get Kane for a hit

      Looks like Hazard is going to stay one more game

      1. baps sniffer
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 2 Years
        1 year, 5 months ago

        Same here...

    11. Unliklinho
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 6 Years
      1 year, 5 months ago

      If you have Salah (who has better short term fixtures imo) it's an easy swap if he starts to score again.

      1. umerlfc
        • 4 Years
        1 year, 5 months ago

        No, did Salah - > Sterling this week

    12. BrutalLogiC
      • 4 Years
      1 year, 5 months ago

      how did he look today? unlucky?

  5. Little Red Lacazette
    • 3 Years
    1 year, 5 months ago

    2FT.

    Ederson
    Robbo Alonso Laporte
    Martial Hazard Mane Richalison
    Aguero Jimenez Wilson

    Boruc AWB Doherty Højbjerg

    How is Laporte + Hazard + Aguero -> Kane + Sterling + Keane (-4)?

  6. Top Lad Dakes.
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 3 Years
    1 year, 5 months ago

    Kun to Auba has replaced Kun to Kane in a mere 90 mins.

    1. Zico Senna
      • 8 Years
      1 year, 5 months ago

      Reckon it’s just because the game has reminde dus just how bad Kane can be, plus he has some congested fixtures upcoming

      1. Top Lad Dakes.
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 3 Years
        1 year, 5 months ago

        Fair enough I guess aye. Could have been a case of form (meh for Kane, great for Auba) vs fixtures (great for Kane, pretty much great for Auba)

      2. Konig Luther
        • 7 Years
        1 year, 5 months ago

        same doesn't apply to Aubameyang?

    2. Ha.
      • 4 Years
      1 year, 5 months ago

      Just wait until Firmino’s hatrick

    3. dennis the menace
      • 8 Years
      1 year, 5 months ago

      Kane was invisible. Lucky peno

  7. TERIYAKI 69
    • 3 Years
    1 year, 5 months ago

    How does Aguero to Auba for a free sound? if not that then pat to flappy for a free. Which one??

    1. Top Lad Dakes.
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      1 year, 5 months ago

      I’m strongly considering the first one. As are most

    2. dennis the menace
      • 8 Years
      1 year, 5 months ago

      Kun to Auba

  8. Styles_X
    • 3 Years
    1 year, 5 months ago

    would you people take Lacazette or Auba?

    1. Zico Senna
      • 8 Years
      1 year, 5 months ago

      The one who consistently scores

      1. Ask Yourself
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 3 Years
        1 year, 5 months ago

        Um

      2. Konig Luther
        • 7 Years
        1 year, 5 months ago

        still in doubt...

    2. antis0cial
      • 4 Years
      1 year, 5 months ago

      Auba

    3. Deulo10
      • 7 Years
      1 year, 5 months ago

      Auba

    4. dennis the menace
      • 8 Years
      1 year, 5 months ago

      Both

  9. what's my name
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 2 Years
    1 year, 5 months ago

    haz/gudm -> dilva/fanderson ? valid move ?

    1. antis0cial
      • 4 Years
      1 year, 5 months ago

      Not bad moves but you lose a captaincy option who has wolves next and I’m guessing causes a benching headache.

  10. Dybala10
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 2 Years
    1 year, 5 months ago

    For what it's worth, Laca was playing out wide and Auba stayed up top. If that continues moving forward then it cements Auba as essential.

    1. Old Gregg
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      1 year, 5 months ago

      ThiS.

      Will it continue though?

  11. Dynamic Duos
    • 6 Years
    1 year, 5 months ago

    Maybe I'm going to be less stubborn forget Kane and use Aubameyang as my (c) , both option below have Aubameyang

    Kane Fraser Obiang

    V

    Jimenez Son Sane

    The 2nd seems better with better strenght and depth?

  12. ceerus
    • 5 Years
    1 year, 5 months ago

    Have Sterling, Dont have Aguero Mane
    A) Salah Auba Jimenez
    B) Salah Kane Jimenez
    C) Sane Laca Kane

    1. Bam Bam Bigelow
      • 4 Years
      1 year, 5 months ago

      C with Auba & Laca?

  13. antis0cial
    • 4 Years
    1 year, 5 months ago

    A) Aguero + Murphy to Kane (c) + Gunnarsson for -4
    B) Aguero to Aubameyang for free
    C) Aguero + Hazard to Aubameyang + Sterling for -4

  14. Deulo10
    • 7 Years
    1 year, 5 months ago

    Aguero, Hazard, Vardy -> Kane, Sterling, Arnie (-4)?

    1. Ha.
      • 4 Years
      1 year, 5 months ago

      Yes

    2. ceerus
      • 5 Years
      1 year, 5 months ago

      Yes

    3. Big_Bear
      • 5 Years
      1 year, 5 months ago

      Yes

  15. DV8R
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 9 Years
    1 year, 5 months ago

    No one worried about Auba minutes? He's been a sub a few times this season, is he likely to be rotated over the Christmas period?

    1. Forza Papac
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      1 year, 5 months ago

      He'll be rotated. Good job he has knack of getting points off then bench

    2. antis0cial
      • 4 Years
      1 year, 5 months ago

      I think the risk is reduced as he has come off the bench several times and still managed points.

    3. Hazz
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 2 Years
      1 year, 5 months ago

      The two times he's been subbed ON: 15 & 12 points.
      Only three occasions he ha been subbed OFF and blanked.

  16. Konstaapeli
    • 3 Years
    1 year, 5 months ago

    Kun, Haz, Martial > Auba, Sane, Son?

    1. Big_Bear
      • 5 Years
      1 year, 5 months ago

      Like it.

    2. DV8R
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 9 Years
      1 year, 5 months ago

      Will Son be banned for his dive?

      1. Chenku╰☆╮
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 5 Years
        1 year, 5 months ago

        No

  17. Big_Bear
    • 5 Years
    1 year, 5 months ago

    Morata + Mahrez -> Kane + Mooy. Thoughts?

  18. Top Lad Dakes.
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 3 Years
    1 year, 5 months ago

    I think I may head into GW15 with only David Silva as my City player... anyone else?

    Looking to drop Aguero for Auba, but may give Haz one more week over Sane... (2FT)

    Or do both the moves

    1. Ask Yourself
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      1 year, 5 months ago

      Sane was on fire wouldn’t go without

  19. Legohair
    • 4 Years
    1 year, 5 months ago

    I was thinking Aguero&Laporte to Kane&TAA for free but now im not sure anymore,should i pick auba instead?or kane to auba after old trafford?

  20. Champions united
    • 3 Years
    1 year, 5 months ago

    Haz to dsilva or sane
    Already have sterling and kun

    Tending towards dsilva

    1. mr messi
      • 9 Years
      1 year, 5 months ago

      Sané

  21. Niho992
    • 1 Year
    1 year, 5 months ago

    We want Salah hattrick !!!

  22. TakingTheMkhi
    • 5 Years
    1 year, 5 months ago

    Haz, Aguero --> Sane, Auba
    Worth a -4 ?

  23. Bat Man
    • 2 Years
    1 year, 5 months ago

    Auba will start against Hudd or likely to be benched for that?

    1. yakirh
      • 3 Years
      1 year, 5 months ago

      Nobody knows

  24. tafrère
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 3 Years
    1 year, 5 months ago

    Mhm, Salah is not looking good at all.

  25. pundit of punts
    • 7 Years
    1 year, 5 months ago

    A. Aubameyang + Richarlison

    or

    B. Lacazette + Son

    1. JamieC180
      • 1 Year
      1 year, 5 months ago

      A

  26. JamieC180
    • 1 Year
    1 year, 5 months ago

    Sane or Eriksen on a Wildcard?

    Will have Sterling and no other Spurs cover...

  27. mr messi
    • 9 Years
    1 year, 5 months ago

    Tinkering with my wc, best striker up to 6.3m to go with Aubameyang and Arnie?

  28. Catastrophe
    • 9 Years
    1 year, 5 months ago

    Help greatly appreciated....2 FT

    Hennessey
    Alonso, Robertson, Laporte, AWB
    Hazard, Salah, Richarlison
    Aguero, Arnautovic, Jimenez

    (Patricio, Doherty, Masuaku, Hojbjerg)

    Thinking Salah & Richarlison -> Mane & Sane, then Aguero and Hazard out for Sterling and Auba/Kane next week?

    Thinking Hazard and Aguero will start midweek.

    Cheers

  29. migas2k7
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 7 Years
    1 year, 5 months ago

    best up to 6.0 mid?

  30. Kopkloppers
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 6 Years
    1 year, 5 months ago

    Auba rating 30% per hour for price increase.
    bandwagon delux