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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
    • 7 Years
    7 days, 5 hours ago

    Kun to Auba.

    Laca Auba Arnie.

    Gunners are back

    1. Fernando Torres
      • 7 Years
      7 days, 5 hours ago

      Nope, they're bad.

      1. dennis the menace
        • 7 Years
        7 days, 5 hours ago

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

  2. Gazza2000
    • 7 Years
    7 days, 5 hours ago

    a) Fraser & Salah
    or
    b) Sane & Eriksen

    1. Sim Simma
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 8 Years
      7 days, 5 hours ago

      or
      c) Sane & Mane

  3. Ady87
    • 5 Years
    7 days, 5 hours 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
    • 2 Years
    7 days, 5 hours ago

    Hazard owners, keeping or getting rid?

    1. Gazza2000
      • 7 Years
      7 days, 5 hours ago

      getting rid

    2. Ady87
      • 5 Years
      7 days, 5 hours 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
        • 2 Years
        7 days, 5 hours 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
      • 9 Years
      7 days, 5 hours ago

      Keeping for Wolves

      1. Ha.
        • 3 Years
        7 days, 5 hours ago

        This

    4. Sap
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      7 days, 5 hours ago

      Keep

    5. Miguel Sanchez
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 2 Years
      7 days, 5 hours ago

      Think I'm losing him til around GW 21

    6. Top Lad Dakes.
      • 1 Year
      7 days, 5 hours 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
      • 3 Years
      7 days, 5 hours ago

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

      1. umerlfc
        • 2 Years
        7 days, 5 hours ago

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

    8. The 12th Man
      • 5 Years
      7 days, 5 hours ago

      Gone

    9. Bam Bam Bigelow
      • 2 Years
      7 days, 5 hours 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
        • 2 Years
        7 days, 5 hours ago

        Yes keeping for the Wolves game is tempting

    10. yakirh
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 2 Years
      7 days, 5 hours 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. Nose for baps
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 1 Year
        7 days, 5 hours ago

        Same here...

    11. Unliklinho
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 5 Years
      7 days, 5 hours 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
        • 2 Years
        7 days, 5 hours ago

        No, did Salah - > Sterling this week

    12. BrutalLogiC
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      7 days, 5 hours ago

      how did he look today? unlucky?

  5. Little Red Lacazette
    • 2 Years
    7 days, 5 hours 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.
    • 1 Year
    7 days, 5 hours ago

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

    1. ZICO SENNA
      • 7 Years
      7 days, 5 hours 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.
        • 1 Year
        7 days, 5 hours 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
        • 5 Years
        7 days, 5 hours ago

        same doesn't apply to Aubameyang?

    2. Ha.
      • 3 Years
      7 days, 5 hours ago

      Just wait until Firmino’s hatrick

    3. dennis the menace
      • 7 Years
      7 days, 5 hours ago

      Kane was invisible. Lucky peno

  7. teriyaki 69
    • 1 Year
    7 days, 5 hours 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.
      • 1 Year
      7 days, 5 hours ago

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

    2. dennis the menace
      • 7 Years
      7 days, 5 hours ago

      Kun to Auba

  8. Styles_X
    • 2 Years
    7 days, 5 hours ago

    would you people take Lacazette or Auba?

    1. ZICO SENNA
      • 7 Years
      7 days, 5 hours ago

      The one who consistently scores

      1. Ask Yourself
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 2 Years
        7 days, 5 hours ago

        Um

      2. Konig Luther
        • 5 Years
        7 days, 5 hours ago

        still in doubt...

    2. antis0cial
      • 2 Years
      7 days, 5 hours ago

      Auba

    3. Deulo10
      • 5 Years
      7 days, 5 hours ago

      Auba

    4. dennis the menace
      • 7 Years
      7 days, 5 hours ago

      Both

  9. FaraBro
      7 days, 5 hours ago

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

      1. antis0cial
        • 2 Years
        7 days, 5 hours ago

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

    • Dybala10
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 1 Year
      7 days, 5 hours 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
        • 1 Year
        7 days, 5 hours ago

        ThiS.

        Will it continue though?

    • Dynamic Duos
      • 5 Years
      7 days, 5 hours 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?

    • ceerus
      • 3 Years
      7 days, 5 hours ago

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

      1. Bam Bam Bigelow
        • 2 Years
        7 days, 5 hours ago

        C with Auba & Laca?

    • antis0cial
      • 2 Years
      7 days, 5 hours ago

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

    • Deulo10
      • 5 Years
      7 days, 5 hours ago

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

      1. Ha.
        • 3 Years
        7 days, 5 hours ago

        Yes

      2. ceerus
        • 3 Years
        7 days, 5 hours ago

        Yes

      3. Big_Bear
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 4 Years
        7 days, 5 hours ago

        Yes

    • DV8R
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 7 Years
      7 days, 5 hours 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
        • 2 Years
        7 days, 5 hours ago

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

      2. antis0cial
        • 2 Years
        7 days, 5 hours 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
        • 1 Year
        7 days, 5 hours ago

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

    • Konstaapeli
      • 2 Years
      7 days, 5 hours ago

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

      1. Big_Bear
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 4 Years
        7 days, 5 hours ago

        Like it.

      2. DV8R
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 7 Years
        7 days, 5 hours ago

        Will Son be banned for his dive?

        1. Chenku╰☆╮
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 4 Years
          7 days, 5 hours ago

          No

    • Big_Bear
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      7 days, 5 hours ago

      Morata + Mahrez -> Kane + Mooy. Thoughts?

    • Top Lad Dakes.
      • 1 Year
      7 days, 5 hours 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
        • 2 Years
        7 days, 5 hours ago

        Sane was on fire wouldn’t go without

    • Kalju75
      • 2 Years
      7 days, 5 hours 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?

    • Champions united
      • 1 Year
      7 days, 5 hours ago

      Haz to dsilva or sane
      Already have sterling and kun

      Tending towards dsilva

      1. mr messi
        • 8 Years
        7 days, 3 hours ago

        Sané

    • Niho992
        7 days, 5 hours ago

        We want Salah hattrick !!!

      • TakingTheMkhi
        • 3 Years
        7 days, 5 hours ago

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

      • Bat Man
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 1 Year
        7 days, 5 hours ago

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

        1. yakirh
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 2 Years
          7 days, 5 hours ago

          Nobody knows

      • Best_07
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 2 Years
        7 days, 4 hours ago

        Mhm, Salah is not looking good at all.

      • pundit of punts
        • 5 Years
        7 days, 4 hours ago

        A. Aubameyang + Richarlison

        or

        B. Lacazette + Son

        1. JamieC180
            7 days, 4 hours ago

            A

        2. JamieC180
            7 days, 4 hours ago

            Sane or Eriksen on a Wildcard?

            Will have Sterling and no other Spurs cover...

          • mr messi
            • 8 Years
            7 days, 3 hours ago

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

          • Catastrophe
            • 7 Years
            7 days, 2 hours 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

          • migas2k7
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 5 Years
            7 days, 2 hours ago

            best up to 6.0 mid?

          • Kopkloppers
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 4 Years
            7 days, 2 hours ago

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