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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. Hazz
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 2 Years
    8 months, 10 days ago

    Big News: Puncheon starts & Kamara not in squad 😆

    1. ⚔★Vibudh★⚔
      • 3 Years
      8 months, 10 days ago

      Puncheon essential

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

    Antonio is just awful

    1. Gaffa914
      • 5 Years
      8 months, 10 days ago

      least technical player in the league

  3. Luka - Man Like Serbia
    • 7 Years
    8 months, 10 days ago

    Benteke back from injury and on the bench! Welcome back tekkers! 🙂

  4. Jafooli
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 7 Years
    8 months, 10 days ago

    Salah starts.....so many on here saying he was going to be dropped. You were all wrong.

    1. ZICO SENNA
      • 8 Years
      8 months, 10 days ago

      Whoever said he wouldn’t start are either clueless about football or simply trolls

    2. FDMS All Starz
      • 3 Years
      8 months, 10 days ago

      What

  5. Bubz
    • 6 Years
    8 months, 10 days ago

    Hooooooold Hammers

  6. LOLarov
    • 9 Years
    8 months, 10 days ago

    Salah
    Mane Firmino Shakiri

    SALAH (C)

    LFG

    1. VAR SH*T
      8 months, 10 days ago

      Shaqiri
      Shaqiri
      Shaqiri
      Shaqiri
      Shaqiri

      1. LOLarov
        • 9 Years
        8 months, 10 days ago

        hahah fair one! I like him too just dont have him

      2. LOLarov
        • 9 Years
        8 months, 10 days ago

        Also sorry for my spelling if that is what your correcting

  7. Differential (c)
    • 3 Years
    8 months, 10 days ago

    McCarthy back in XI

    1. TomSaints
      • 1 Year
      8 months, 10 days ago

      =[ guaranteed no clean sheet now

  8. BRUCE THE MOOSE (F.K.A RAFA…
    • 3 Years
    8 months, 10 days ago

    Most important 14mins of my FPL season

  9. FDMS All Starz
    • 3 Years
    8 months, 10 days ago

    Kamara not even on the bench...oh dear

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

    kamara dumped out of the squad loll

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

      Revenge is a dish best served cold?

    2. Bees4Lyf
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 2 Years
      8 months, 10 days ago

      Probably a punishment after that pen debacle

  11. Numb
    • 4 Years
    8 months, 10 days ago

    That's the end of the Kamara train then

  12. Nunoooooooooo
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 2 Years
    8 months, 10 days ago

    So glad I went with Jimmy over Arnie on my WC this week. Saves me a transfer next week! Bye bye Arnie....

  13. Chenku╰☆╮
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 5 Years
    8 months, 10 days ago

    arsenal will score now..

  14. diesel001
    • 2 Years
    8 months, 10 days ago

    Arsenal look much better with Bellerin in the team.

  15. Jafooli
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 7 Years
    8 months, 10 days ago

    So Fabianski this week.....CS confirmed. And big baps.

    1. Jafooli
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 7 Years
      8 months, 10 days ago

      *Sold

    2. Chucky
      • 5 Years
      8 months, 10 days ago

      This... huge baps and freebies for owners..

  16. ZICO SENNA
    • 8 Years
    8 months, 10 days ago

    And there i was fewring an Arnie or Auba haul, phew!

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

    Raneiri prefers Kamara in home fixtures.

  18. Numb
    • 4 Years
    8 months, 10 days ago

    Moving into Auba time now

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

    Has Mark still got Arnie?

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

      Only just bought him I think

    2. Gudjohnsen
      • 2 Years
      8 months, 10 days ago

      Yes

  20. TheTinman
    • 4 Years
    8 months, 10 days ago

    Why Cedric benched?!

    1. Rainer
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      8 months, 10 days ago

      New gaffer has had him there a lot.

  21. Dakes.
    • 2 Years
    8 months, 10 days ago

    Aubameyang, wtaf.

  22. Differential (c)
    • 3 Years
    8 months, 10 days ago

    To that guy whoI slagged for thinking of getting Puncheon.
    I hold up my hands. Go ahead and guve me a Puncheon the face.

  23. twoplustwo
    • 5 Years
    8 months, 10 days ago

    Tough day for Brighton with Shaq also starting for Liverpool

  24. Dynamic Duos
    • 6 Years
    8 months, 10 days ago

    Time to turn this shite off I think

    1. twoplustwo
      • 5 Years
      8 months, 10 days ago

      lol

  25. Alli 3',17',64�…
    8 months, 10 days ago

    Ok let’s try some reverse psychology,
    yes West Ham cs! Get in

    1. Alli 3',17',64�…
      8 months, 10 days ago

      Not only West Ham cs but fab on for 2 naps!!

  26. Gudjohnsen
    • 2 Years
    8 months, 10 days ago

    If Arnautovic is leaving does Carroll become an option?

    1. Skloppy Kops
      • 4 Years
      8 months, 10 days ago

      Chicha returns

  27. Jay Jay Okocha
    • 6 Years
    8 months, 10 days ago

    Looking forward to dumping Auba for Kane. This is pathetic

  28. sminkypinky
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 8 Years
    8 months, 10 days ago

    Hopeless. I guess what I take from this is captain Salah always.

    1. LǝgleSs e|even
      • 3 Years
      8 months, 10 days ago

      This.. that top 10k dead team had Salah C all the way..

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

    Auba likes scoring last minute goals doesn't he ?

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

    Guendoosh is rubbish

    1. Syd.
      • 10 Years
      8 months, 10 days ago

      Obviously Emery has x-ray vision

      Sees things others can't