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Arnautovic and Nasri start for West Ham as Arsenal deploy two strikers

Unai Emery has started with both Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang (£11.4m) and Alexandre Lacazette (£9.4m) as Arsenal face West Ham at the London Stadium today.

They will go up against former Gunner Samir Nasri (£5.5m), whose first Premier League start has pushed Robert Snodgrass (£5.4m) to the West Ham bench.

Meanwhile, Marko Arnautovic (£6.9m) has come through his most recent injury doubt to lead the line for the Hammers.

Mesut Özil (£8.0m) is absent from the matchday squad entirely, reportedlty a tactical decision, while Lucas Torreira (£5.0m) is benched for Matteo Guendouzi (£4.4m) to start in central midfield.

Alex Iwobi (£5.4m) has been handed the right attacking midfield berth, in front of Ainsley Maitland-Niles (£4.4m) who occupies the right wing-back position today.

Issa Diop (£4.3m) and Angelo Ogbonna (£4.2m) pair up at centre-back with Fabian Balbuena (£4.3m) ruled out.

West Ham XI: Fabianski; Cresswell, Diop, Ogbonna, Zabaleta; Rice, Noble, Nasri; Anderson, Arnautovic, Antonio.

Arsenal XI: Leno; Koscielny, Sokratis, Mustafi; Maitland-Niles, Guendouzi, Xhaka, Kolasinac; Iwobi, Aubameyang; Lacazette.

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1,543 Comments Post a Comment
  1. Codetto
    • 3 Years
    8 months, 7 days ago

    Let's gooooooooo

  2. Sharkytect
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 5 Years
    8 months, 7 days ago

    5-5 draw coming up to start the day

    1. RFCSPACE
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      8 months, 7 days ago

      And a Snodgrass 1 pointer in the 90th minute

  3. Kno
    • 8 Years
    8 months, 7 days ago

    Ozil trained all week but left out of the squad. Wonder if hes gonna do a cheeky one and just ride out his 350k contract for the next 3-4 years

    1. Irbox ⚽
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 2 Years
      8 months, 7 days ago

      Doing it tough. Not sure what his beef is with Emery

      1. Demel
        • 8 Years
        8 months, 7 days ago

        I think it more the other way around.

        1. Irbox ⚽
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 2 Years
          8 months, 7 days ago

          A beef is always between two people. It’s reciprocated

          1. Demel
            • 8 Years
            8 months, 7 days ago

            Not always. I worked with someone who had a beef against me. I couldn't care less about him either way.

          2. Mysterion
            • 1 Year
            8 months, 7 days ago

            It could also be between two slices of bread

            1. Amey
              8 months, 7 days ago

              😀

            2. Irbox ⚽
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 2 Years
              8 months, 7 days ago

              Aye, indeed it could be innit

    2. Urchin
      • 6 Years
      8 months, 7 days ago

      Cant Arsenal simply severe his contract if they get a whiff of that? Just asking, not sure how these things work, TBH

      1. Kno
        • 8 Years
        8 months, 7 days ago

        Doubt it, if he does the training etc. Not his fault Emery aint putting him in the squad

        1. Urchin
          • 6 Years
          8 months, 7 days ago

          Hmmm, makes sense, I guess in that case its really upto Emery to let him go. With that salary saved, Arsenal can afford to buy better creative players. They dearly lack them in that midfield.

      2. Hernandez Lynam
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 7 Years
        8 months, 7 days ago

        My understanding is that a contract exists to protect both parties and their needs to be a good reason to cancel unless by mutual consent. If he is happy training but not getting picked, Arsenal should honour it tbh

        1. Urchin
          • 6 Years
          8 months, 7 days ago

          True, though at that salary, club would more than just a training session in return. After all he is an employer isnt he. Of course it is not his doing, but Emery can tell the board to offload him maybe...

          1. Hernandez Lynam
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 7 Years
            8 months, 7 days ago

            Can tell them to sell him, but not just cancel his contract without reason. He is willing to play so it's not his fault he isn't

            1. Hernandez Lynam
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 7 Years
              8 months, 7 days ago

              But player must also agree to the sale. Contracts are legally binding. Can't just duck out of them without legal reason. Players are basically freelancers, competing for contracts

    3. Amey
      8 months, 7 days ago

      Absolutely 😀
      Him & Sanchez are same.

    4. Mysterion
      • 1 Year
      8 months, 7 days ago

      Really bad business giving him that contract and losing Ramsey on a free...

      1. Amey
        8 months, 7 days ago

        This

  4. Once,Twice,ThreeTimesFellai…
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 4 Years
    8 months, 7 days ago

    There’s goals in this! 4-2 Arsenal!

    1. Irbox ⚽
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 2 Years
      8 months, 7 days ago

      Auba all 4?

    2. Hazz
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 2 Years
      8 months, 7 days ago

      No, no. The saying goes: "I'd 8-2 be Arsenal".

  5. RFCSPACE
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 4 Years
    8 months, 7 days ago

    Brighton 1-5 Liverpool in the same fixture last year. Goals incoming.

    1. Urchin
      • 6 Years
      8 months, 7 days ago

      I hope Locadia gets that 1 Brighton goal

    2. TomSaints
      • 1 Year
      8 months, 7 days ago

      Brighton decent at home and can see low scoring game. 2-0 Liverpool with 1 Salah goal.

    3. Weasel Boy
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 7 Years
      8 months, 7 days ago

      That would be nice but cant see ut this time unfortunately

  6. Grievez
    • 8 Years
    8 months, 7 days ago

    West Ham 0 -- 7 Arsenal (Auba 14,23,49,67,76,89,90+8)

    1. Carlton_Goal
      • 3 Years
      8 months, 7 days ago

      Got to be having a laugh. Arsenal don't keep clean sheets.... 1-7 🙂

      1. Grievez
        • 8 Years
        8 months, 7 days ago

        lolz

    2. SMEE_HEEE
      • 1 Year
      8 months, 7 days ago

      and no baps for Auba?

    3. The Big Fella
      • 3 Years
      8 months, 7 days ago

      With a Fab pen save from Laca 😉

  7. YEAH PITCH!
    8 months, 7 days ago

    I have no players in this first fixture. Can finally enjoy football. Lol.

    1. Teddy Brewski
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 5 Years
      8 months, 7 days ago

      I don’t reckon you will enjoy an Aubameyang goal

    2. Demel
      • 8 Years
      8 months, 7 days ago

      I have 2-3 pointer Fabianski. So same for me.

    3. Weasel Boy
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 7 Years
      8 months, 7 days ago

      Ive Kola.
      Not sure what to think

      1. Demel
        • 8 Years
        8 months, 7 days ago

        Quit FPL?

        1. Weasel Boy
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 7 Years
          8 months, 7 days ago

          Considering it.

  8. Team Cruel
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 4 Years
    8 months, 7 days ago

    Alex Scott a season keeper?

    1. Demel
      • 8 Years
      8 months, 7 days ago

      I think she was a striker

    2. Weasel Boy
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 7 Years
      8 months, 7 days ago

      Definitely

    3. Fred54
      • 4 Years
      8 months, 7 days ago

      Her booking agent is the hardest working man in modern football.

      1. Codetto
        • 3 Years
        8 months, 7 days ago

        DID YOU JUST ASSUME THE BOOKING AGENT'S GENDER?!?!!?!?!!

        1. Fred54
          • 4 Years
          8 months, 7 days ago

          Did it on purpose.

        2. Demel
          • 8 Years
          8 months, 7 days ago

          FAUX OUTRAGE!!!!! 🙁 🙁 🙁

  9. Demel
    • 8 Years
    8 months, 7 days ago

    After 4 straight weeks if huge red arrows it is back to basics and remembering what got me up to 2k on the first place. Green arrow incoming this week I think.

    1. Team Cruel
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      8 months, 7 days ago

      Simple trick is to pick players that will deliver.

      1. Demel
        • 8 Years
        8 months, 7 days ago

        I forgot about that over the last 4 weeks relying too heavily on Man City. Killed my rank.

      2. Carlton_Goal
        • 3 Years
        8 months, 7 days ago

        Oh, so is that what I've been doing wrong

        1. Demel
          • 8 Years
          8 months, 7 days ago

          If only it was that easy 🙂

  10. Rupert The Horse
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 6 Years
    8 months, 7 days ago

    OWNED HAZARD EVERY SEASON AND NEVER GOT A GOAL OUT OF HIM, CAPATINED HIM TODAY.

    1. Wolves Ay We
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      8 months, 7 days ago

      Sorry, didn't hear that. Can you say it again?

      1. Rupert The Horse
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 6 Years
        8 months, 7 days ago

        Whoops, sorry.

    2. Team Cruel
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      8 months, 7 days ago

      So an own goal, pen miss and red card?

    3. diesel001
      • 2 Years
      8 months, 7 days ago

      RIP Hazard owners.....

    4. La Roja
      • 7 Years
      8 months, 7 days ago

      I CANT HEAR YOU

      1. Differential (c)
        • 3 Years
        8 months, 7 days ago

        AYE AYE CAPTAIN XD

    5. TomSaints
      • 1 Year
      8 months, 7 days ago

      Don’t tell me that!

      I’m already regretting putting (c) on him.

    6. Ambrosiana Inter
      • 2 Years
      8 months, 7 days ago

      Ouch....transferred him out for sterling...pretty much same story as u lol..good luck anyway

    7. Rupert The Horse
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 6 Years
      8 months, 7 days ago

      Sorry about the caps.

      1. Mysterion
        • 1 Year
        8 months, 7 days ago

        NEIGH BOTHER PAL

    8. Eat my goal!
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 1 Year
      8 months, 7 days ago

      Just fantastic

    9. boc610
      • 7 Years
      8 months, 7 days ago

      Ow my freakin ears

    10. HIAFL (Howe to Train your D…
      • 2 Years
      8 months, 7 days ago

      noooooooooooooooo

  11. FC Hakkebøf (Chopped…
    • 2 Years
    8 months, 7 days ago

    Will bardsley play for burnley today?

    1. Demel
      • 8 Years
      8 months, 7 days ago

      There are so many good cheap defensive pucks this season and you own the bloke who punched the granny snatcher?

  12. Gravless are for Kinnear
    • 6 Years
    8 months, 7 days ago

    How are the Arsenal creative players today? Onus on Kola to create

    1. Demel
      • 8 Years
      8 months, 7 days ago

      I am not sure he is their primary creative force.

  13. Grievez
    • 8 Years
    8 months, 7 days ago

    updated

    1. Fred54
      • 4 Years
      8 months, 7 days ago

      Rank still none the better. 🙁

  14. KAPTAIN KANE
    • 2 Years
    8 months, 7 days ago

    Updated

    1. Amey
      8 months, 7 days ago

      Cheer's buddy

  15. Colonel Shoe 肝池
    • 7 Years
    8 months, 7 days ago

    for the love of god anderson had better score a hatty to make up for the last couple o weeks

  16. boc610
    • 7 Years
    8 months, 7 days ago

    A Nasri kneeslide towards the away fans after scoring the winner- then revealing adebayor on a t shirt as he takes his shirt off - would be nice

    1. Amey
      8 months, 7 days ago

      Wow
      Imagine Arsenal TV after that 😀

      1. boc610
        • 7 Years
        8 months, 7 days ago

        Troopz would spontaneously combust

  17. Unai Emery
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 5 Years
    8 months, 7 days ago

    No Salah or Richarlison in my team but it feels good to have 2 FT! 😀

    1. Demel
      • 8 Years
      8 months, 7 days ago

      You probably should have used them bringing in Richarlson and Salah.

    2. Joggers Nipple
      • 10 Years
      8 months, 7 days ago

      Dont worry about Rich, get Salah though!

    3. SMEE_HEEE
      • 1 Year
      8 months, 7 days ago

      now you know what do use your 2FT for!

    4. Taking the Mkhitaryan
      • 2 Years
      8 months, 7 days ago

      See if it feels good in a few hours

  18. Leaf
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 9 Years
    8 months, 7 days ago

    emery keeps saying we can be with Four Top ...are we setting up a Motown band

    1. Fred54
      • 4 Years
      8 months, 7 days ago

      Heh.

    2. #FPLBhuna
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 2 Years
      8 months, 7 days ago

      Loooool

  19. HD7
    • 2 Years
    8 months, 7 days ago

    Was planning Kola to TAA with my FT...but today had stuff and for the first time forgot about deadline 😀

    At least will have 2 FT to assess

    Oh and... Kola... lets haul!

    Fab
    AWB Kola Robbo Digne
    Salah(C) Pogba Anderson Richa
    Kane Auba

    Subs: Button, Camarasa, Doherty, Success

  20. CloudSky
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 3 Years
    8 months, 7 days ago

    Team looks mighty fine for next week.

    1. Fred54
      • 4 Years
      8 months, 7 days ago

      Before flags innit.

      1. CloudSky
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 3 Years
        8 months, 7 days ago

        Goes without saying.

    2. Taking the Mkhitaryan
      • 2 Years
      8 months, 7 days ago

      When my team looks good, i always get 20pts

      1. HIAFL (Howe to Train your D…
        • 2 Years
        8 months, 7 days ago

        this

    3. HIAFL (Howe to Train your D…
      • 2 Years
      8 months, 7 days ago

      same absolutely lovely

  21. Taking the Mkhitaryan
    • 2 Years
    8 months, 7 days ago

    Juhlers
    Are you still on here or have you slunk away after claiming Snodgrass is a good pick 2hrs ago?

  22. Bobby Digital
    • 2 Years
    8 months, 7 days ago

    Cmon Flippe.. score a brace!

  23. HIAFL (Howe to Train your D…
    • 2 Years
    8 months, 7 days ago

    next week salah vs kane is a coin toss again

    1. Urchin
      • 6 Years
      8 months, 7 days ago

      Its crystal palace at Anfield, I am going Kane as safe bet 😉

    2. Amey
      8 months, 7 days ago

      Hurricane

    3. SMEE_HEEE
      • 1 Year
      8 months, 7 days ago

      Kane away from home does well

      CP tough in defence. Kane for me

    4. HIAFL (Howe to Train your D…
      • 2 Years
      8 months, 7 days ago

      Same atm on kaney

  24. Amey
    8 months, 7 days ago

    Arnie+Fabs !!

  25. Jurgen Flopp
    • 5 Years
    8 months, 7 days ago

    Arsenal loss and Man Utd win will be sweet..

  26. LOLarov
    • 9 Years
    8 months, 7 days ago

    Son gone after this GW yes?

    1. Holmes (specialist in failu…
      • 5 Years
      8 months, 7 days ago

      yep

    2. HIAFL (Howe to Train your D…
      • 2 Years
      8 months, 7 days ago

      yes

    3. Differential (c)
      • 3 Years
      8 months, 7 days ago

      Yep. Doing Son->Pogba if Paul stays fit.

      1. LOLarov
        • 9 Years
        8 months, 7 days ago

        Have Pogba, I will upgrade him to Hazard

        1. LOLarov
          • 9 Years
          8 months, 7 days ago

          if he does well today, if not Mane vs CRY

  27. Differential (c)
    • 3 Years
    8 months, 7 days ago

    Only Auba today.
    Finally yielded and did Hennessey->Etheridge and bench Fabs minutes before deadline.
    Now watch him save an Auba peno and get max Baps.

    1. Holmes (specialist in failu…
      • 5 Years
      8 months, 7 days ago

      only one player in 7 games? 😮

      1. Differential (c)
        • 3 Years
        8 months, 7 days ago

        My bad.haha, Auba in this game xd

    2. Nomar
      • 9 Years
      8 months, 7 days ago

      Just Fabianski for me.

    3. Team Cruel
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      8 months, 7 days ago

      You don't have any Pool, Chelsea or any of the other popular players today? Madness.

  28. Nomar
    • 9 Years
    8 months, 7 days ago

    ML leader did Ings and Wilson to Quaner and Vardy for -4.

    This either is spectacular or ends up badly.

    1. Daniel - The Veteran
      • 10 Years
      8 months, 7 days ago

      Pathetic move

      1. Nomar
        • 9 Years
        8 months, 7 days ago

        Yes, but the level of spawnnyness he’s had so far this season, it’s not unfeasible that Vardy gets a hattrick today and Zabaleta (who would come in for Quaner) gets a cleanie, assist and BAPs.

    2. Taking the Mkhitaryan
      • 2 Years
      8 months, 7 days ago

      I also am hoping for a Quaner hatty today
      (Town fan)

      1. Nomar
        • 9 Years
        8 months, 7 days ago

        Good luck man, looks pretty bleak for your boys though.

        1. Taking the Mkhitaryan
          • 2 Years
          8 months, 7 days ago

          We are already down. Losing to Milwall was crucial

          1. Nomar
            • 9 Years
            8 months, 7 days ago

            It’s the Championship, though, anything can happen.

            Teams have looked dead and gone from this position before and ended up in the playoffs.

    3. Bookkeeper
      • 2 Years
      8 months, 7 days ago

      Depends how good a player he is?

    4. SMEE_HEEE
      • 1 Year
      8 months, 7 days ago

      what a waste of time. will be lucky to break even on those

      1. Nomar
        • 9 Years
        8 months, 7 days ago

        Why he wasted a transfer on Quaner is beyond me. Not like he’s going to get any points from him at all now he’s loaned out to Ipswich

        1. Taking the Mkhitaryan
          • 2 Years
          8 months, 7 days ago

          Surely Kamara was the better option

          1. Nomar
            • 9 Years
            8 months, 7 days ago

            You would have thought so.

            His OR is 98327 as well.

  29. Daniel - The Veteran
    • 10 Years
    8 months, 7 days ago

    Can't believe Nasri starts in the hole

  30. Nomar
    • 9 Years
    8 months, 7 days ago

    Already stuck the armband on Kane for next week.

    1. Daniel - The Veteran
      • 10 Years
      8 months, 7 days ago

      Me2

      1. Daniel - The Veteran
        • 10 Years
        8 months, 7 days ago

        Surely Salah blanks against Wan the Man

        1. Nomar
          • 9 Years
          8 months, 7 days ago

          Kane v Fulham is FPL p0rn mate!