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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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1,579 Comments Post a Comment
  1. Fred54
    • 4 Years
    10 months, 16 days ago

    No talk of Jesus as an option near Xmas time?

    1. Demigod Mendy
      • 2 Years
      10 months, 16 days ago

      10m luxury

    2. bdwhite91
      • 8 Years
      10 months, 16 days ago

      Hasnt shown any FPL form. Forwards like Auba, Wilson, Jimenez and Arnautovic are better value. Monitoring Glenn Murray as well

    3. Silecro
      • 1 Year
      10 months, 16 days ago

      It's his birthday soon, on 25th, there will be talks of him

      1. kennethrhcp
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 9 Years
        10 months, 16 days ago

        Made me laugh that

  2. Dakes.
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 2 Years
    10 months, 16 days ago

    For me, Kane still a better option next week. If you then want to could do Salah out to fund Auba in after GW15, where Mo has burnley...

    1. Do I Not Like Orange
      • 7 Years
      10 months, 16 days ago

      That's my current thoughts. Standard Kun/Haz > Kane/Sane this GW, then maybe Salah/Ings > Ozil or Siggy & Auba for a hit in 16.

  3. True Deadzoner
    • 8 Years
    10 months, 16 days ago

    Son playing striker while Kane AM/CM wtf

    1. Numb
      • 4 Years
      10 months, 16 days ago

      Hasn’t Kane been playing there most of this season?

  4. PAL
    • 4 Years
    10 months, 16 days ago

    Score the winner Laca lad

    1. Waynoo
      • 6 Years
      10 months, 16 days ago

      wow

    2. Numb
      • 4 Years
      10 months, 16 days ago

      Timing

    3. bdwhite91
      • 8 Years
      10 months, 16 days ago

      OH WOW

  5. ⭐ Bemba_Da ⭐
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 9 Years
    10 months, 16 days ago

    OMG lacazette

  6. Numb
    • 4 Years
    10 months, 16 days ago

    Overall average up 14 so far today

  7. diesel001
    • 2 Years
    10 months, 16 days ago

    Laca G
    Ramsey A

  8. ⭐ Bemba_Da ⭐
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 9 Years
    10 months, 16 days ago

    Absolutely incredible

  9. g40steve
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 1 Year
    10 months, 16 days ago

    LACA

    1. g40steve
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 1 Year
      10 months, 16 days ago

      Not bothering with spurs back six!

  10. Wild Rover
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 9 Years
    10 months, 16 days ago

    Cat Pigeons

  11. Rainer
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 3 Years
    10 months, 16 days ago

    LACA G
    Ramsey A
    Foyth AA

  12. Smurf
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 10 Years
    10 months, 16 days ago

    Wow! How did Laca score from that position. Shocking from Spurs.

    1. Smurf
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 10 Years
      10 months, 16 days ago

      And how many times is Poch going to play Foyth. He has been awful every game and Toby is on the bench. That all lies at Poch's feet.

      1. Samwise the Brave
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 8 Years
        10 months, 16 days ago

        Sissoko is the problem. Might as well play with 10 men

    2. dvdguy
      • 4 Years
      10 months, 16 days ago

      Came off Dier

  13. Fred54
    • 4 Years
    10 months, 16 days ago

    Laca G
    Rambo A.

  14. Syd.
    • 10 Years
    10 months, 16 days ago

    Laca with a slow motion goal

  15. L'Aeroplanino
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 2 Years
    10 months, 16 days ago

    LACAZETTEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEE

  16. ZeBestee
    • 5 Years
    10 months, 16 days ago

    Laca!

  17. french holiday
    • 1 Year
    10 months, 16 days ago

    LACABOOÒOOOOOM

  18. PAL
    • 4 Years
    10 months, 16 days ago

    LLLLLLLLLAAAACAAAAAAAZEEEEEEEEETTTTTTTTTEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEE

  19. Rash
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 2 Years
    10 months, 16 days ago

    If I can recall it's been unwise in years gone by to take hits during midweek games.. mass rotation.

  20. Jafooli
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 7 Years
    10 months, 16 days ago

    Rangers top of SPL....is that the first time in like 8 years?

    When was they last time they were top?

  21. Niho992
    • 1 Year
    10 months, 16 days ago

    I bring Aguero instead Laca for this GW. LoL.

  22. RamaJama
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 7 Years
    10 months, 16 days ago

    Which option?

    A) Aguero/Hazard to Kane/Sterling for -4
    B) Aguero/Hazard to Auba/Sterling for free

  23. Chucky
    • 5 Years
    10 months, 16 days ago

    Hazard baps?

    1. HIAFL (Howe to Train your D…
      • 2 Years
      10 months, 16 days ago

      Nope

    2. Jafooli
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 7 Years
      10 months, 16 days ago

      Nah, too fit for man boobs....

      1. Chucky
        • 5 Years
        10 months, 16 days ago

        😛

  24. Rainer
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 3 Years
    10 months, 16 days ago

    Time for Poch to drop the Argie bias.

    1. Smurf
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 10 Years
      10 months, 16 days ago

      100%. It's pathetic.

  25. Bookkeeper
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 2 Years
    10 months, 16 days ago

    As i said, Laca and Auba will share goals

  26. HIAFL (Howe to Train your D…
    • 2 Years
    10 months, 16 days ago

    Lacacca

  27. dvdguy
    • 4 Years
    10 months, 16 days ago

    Rip up my team to get Laca and Auba in 😀

  28. french holiday
    • 1 Year
    10 months, 16 days ago

    LACABOOOM

  29. Fred54
    • 4 Years
    10 months, 16 days ago

    Rambo with some of the cheapest assists you will see all season.

  30. Sim Simma 🤷 🔑 🚘
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 8 Years
    10 months, 16 days ago

    Lucky Aguero(C), Laca(VC) owners