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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. SheBangsTheDrums
    • 4 Years
    9 months, 11 days ago

    Kamara injured or dropped?

    1. Team Cruel
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      9 months, 11 days ago

      My guess is he's rubbish.

    2. Big Sami says: Sack Beni!
      • 7 Years
      9 months, 11 days ago

      He's training spot-kicks alone.

      1. Chenku╰☆╮
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 5 Years
        9 months, 11 days ago

        He will be unleashed next gw and take penalties each week.

    3. Delhidynamo
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 5 Years
      9 months, 11 days ago

      shite

    4. Chenku╰☆╮
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 5 Years
      9 months, 11 days ago

      Maybe injured.

    5. LǝgleSs e|even
      • 3 Years
      9 months, 11 days ago

      Dont forget that scuffle with Mitro and Ranieri publicly blasted him for it. I was surprised he even played the following game. Looks like he's been put where he belongs.

  2. fenixri
    • 3 Years
    9 months, 11 days ago

    How was Auba?

    1. Tommyg
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 10 Years
      9 months, 11 days ago

      Anonymous

    2. Royal5
      • 8 Years
      9 months, 11 days ago

      Shocking

      1. Royal5
        • 8 Years
        9 months, 11 days ago

        Time to bmget rid imo

    3. marzo
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 7 Years
      9 months, 11 days ago

      No service. The Arsenal midfield is in serious trouble..

      1. g40steve
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 1 Year
        9 months, 11 days ago

        This they were soooo poor today & Ramsey going will be big HOLE

    4. Kung Fu Football
      • 4 Years
      9 months, 11 days ago

      Who?

    5. Revival
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 7 Years
      9 months, 11 days ago

      He was really poor today do admittedly didn't have any service from Midfield either.

  3. #FPLBhuna
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 2 Years
    9 months, 11 days ago

    Fab?

    Na mate guaita and .5m they said..

    Oops

    1. Daniel - The Veteran
      • 10 Years
      9 months, 11 days ago

      Oops

    2. Holmes (specialist in failu…
      • 6 Years
      9 months, 11 days ago

      those who call you mate are the ones who stab you

      we are rivals in the end 😉

  4. The Duffy Dunk Shaw
    • 4 Years
    9 months, 11 days ago

    Captaining auba is very logic, until you realize Maitland niles, iwobi & lacazette playing around him 🙁

    1. g40steve
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 1 Year
      9 months, 11 days ago

      Guendoosh, M Nile’s & Iwobi were very poor today, let’s be fair they were rubbish.

  5. Tommyg
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 10 Years
    9 months, 11 days ago

    Well. Didn't see that coming

  6. LǝgleSs e|even
    • 3 Years
    9 months, 11 days ago

    Chances of that WAT CS? need that Foster points.. fabianski laughing at me from the bench

  7. Hotdogs for Tea
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 4 Years
    9 months, 11 days ago

    Spare a thought for Auba captainers .... 🙂

    1. Old Man
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 8 Years
      9 months, 11 days ago

      No 😀

    2. Deulofail
      • 3 Years
      9 months, 11 days ago

      VC Sterling activated after a no-show

    3. Rupert The Horse
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 6 Years
      9 months, 11 days ago

      No

    4. HIAFL (Howe to Train your D…
      • 2 Years
      9 months, 11 days ago

      cba .They were godamnn jammy last week

  8. Daniel - The Veteran
    • 10 Years
    9 months, 11 days ago

    Fabianski you beauty

    1. Jafooli
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 7 Years
      9 months, 11 days ago

      Jammy juuujjuuuuu

  9. Bubz
    • 6 Years
    9 months, 11 days ago

    If that bloody Schindler gets a clean sheet on my bench today......

  10. Rupert The Horse
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 6 Years
    9 months, 11 days ago

    Ah sweet. Fab 9 pointer and Auba blanked. Nice start.

    1. Daniel - The Veteran
      • 10 Years
      9 months, 11 days ago

      8 pts not 9

      1. Daniel - The Veteran
        • 10 Years
        9 months, 11 days ago

        He needed one more save

        1. shotgunnufc
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 7 Years
          9 months, 11 days ago

          nope got 1 save point

        2. Weilong7
          • 3 Years
          9 months, 11 days ago

          bonus?

        3. Rupert The Horse
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 6 Years
          9 months, 11 days ago

          No

      2. Old Man
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 8 Years
        9 months, 11 days ago

        Looks like 7 + 2 to me

      3. Lionel Ronaldo
        • 3 Years
        9 months, 11 days ago

        2 for 90 mins + 4 for clean sheet + 1 for 3 saves + 2 bonus = 9 points

        Genius?

      4. Rupert The Horse
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 6 Years
        9 months, 11 days ago

        Wrong.

    2. SUPERMAN
      • 7 Years
      9 months, 11 days ago

      I took him out for 🙁

      Last week I took out Sane and Sterling for Haz and Pogba 🙁

  11. Giggs Boson.
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 8 Years
    9 months, 11 days ago

    Arsenal need to pay Ramsey what he wants and start him every game.

    With teams like West Ham and Everton continuing to invest and grow, Arsenal may start to fall behind in a few seasons if they don't change their transfer policy.

    1. Daniel - The Veteran
      • 10 Years
      9 months, 11 days ago

      Yeah

    2. Deulofail
      • 3 Years
      9 months, 11 days ago

      Perhaps this is why Emery handicapped himself today: to make a point that the purse strings need loosening.

    3. The 12th Man
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 6 Years
      9 months, 11 days ago

      Arsenal won’t fall behind us(Everton). We continue to invest either badly or overload in one position.

      1. Giggs Boson.
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 8 Years
        9 months, 11 days ago

        That's true. Complete contrast to the Moyes era!

    4. _sidney_will
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      9 months, 11 days ago

      Can't afford to increase any wages, we'll go over the 7% threshold for wage increase over a year, that's the reason we can't sign anyone. Need to get rid of Ozil (350k a week) and Mkhi (190k a week) in order to buy more players. Won't be an easy task getting rid of either of them. Sadly the way my club is run, is a shambles!

    5. g40steve
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 1 Year
      9 months, 11 days ago

      Ozil’s on £350k a week sitting on his ar#3 playing video games, why join that shambles on the pitch on a cold wet day?

  12. Dybala10
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 2 Years
    9 months, 11 days ago

    Auba & Snod > ? For a -4

    A) Firmino & Fanderson
    B) Rashford & Mane

    1. french holiday
      • 1 Year
      9 months, 11 days ago

      Auba to Aguero for free

  13. french holiday
    • 1 Year
    9 months, 11 days ago

    What happened to Auba underlying stats look great.....he is due a big haul?

    1. g40steve
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 1 Year
      9 months, 11 days ago

      Next week.

  14. Royal5
    • 8 Years
    9 months, 11 days ago

    Camarasa brace to much to ask for?

  15. Chucky
    • 5 Years
    9 months, 11 days ago

    Never playing this game again.. waste of my time and energy...

    1. Jafooli
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 7 Years
      9 months, 11 days ago

      THIS.....game of luck for casuals

    2. Carlton_Goal
      • 3 Years
      9 months, 11 days ago

      see you next week

  16. Kung Fu Football
    • 4 Years
    9 months, 11 days ago

    Looks like Auba is now as it stands the favourite to lose to get Salah back in for me, bar a Kane or Haz red or injury he's getting his coat!! Arsenal looking one dimensional and lacking any ideas or flair.

    1. marzo
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 7 Years
      9 months, 11 days ago

      The prob for me with this is I can only afford a 5.3m 2nd striker if selling Auba and Felipe for Salah + _____.

      1. Kung Fu Football
        • 4 Years
        9 months, 11 days ago

        Depending on what happens with other GW22 fixtures i'm looking at a mini WC i think, Auba, Son & Martial > Rashford, Salah & a Spurs mid to double up on Spurs attack alongside Kane (either Moura or Lamela) looking favourite right now. I hope to keep Felipe over Martial but that could change after tomorrow!!

  17. Carlton_Goal
    • 3 Years
    9 months, 11 days ago

    So how many hits do I take now to get Rice in?

  18. Bobby Digital
    • 2 Years
    9 months, 11 days ago

    Early game jinx is really a thing.. learned this many seasons ago.

    1. Fred54
      • 4 Years
      9 months, 11 days ago

      Preach brother, preach.

  19. Lionel Ronaldo
    • 3 Years
    9 months, 11 days ago

    Lol at Fabianski sellers.

    1. Revival
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 7 Years
      9 months, 11 days ago

      he is a season 'keeper'

  20. Tev
    • 2 Years
    9 months, 11 days ago

    Never back the early kick off

    1. TerryVenables
      • 3 Years
      9 months, 11 days ago

      I backed Salah early kick against Bournemouth. Just the hat trick.

  21. Alli 3',17',64�…
    9 months, 11 days ago

    Is it possible get a monster score with a cap fail?

    1. Pierce34
      • 4 Years
      9 months, 11 days ago

      Sure, I captained Sterling for 4 points the week Kane and Son got 36 points between them.

    2. Revival
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 7 Years
      9 months, 11 days ago

      yes, you will need a goal + clean sheet from one of your defenders and 2 attacking players to hit braces do

    3. Alli 3',17',64�…
      9 months, 11 days ago

      Lol so not asking for much then 😀

  22. Pierce34
    • 4 Years
    9 months, 11 days ago

    "Marko Arnuatovic wants everyone to know that he wants his move.

    The Austrian marches off down the tunnel with a right face on and no intention of joining in the on-pitch celebrations.

    Not many people are watching his ejection of toys from the pram with Declan Rice leading the cheer-leading among the rest of the Hammers."

    1. Fred54
      • 4 Years
      9 months, 11 days ago

      Wow, he really is off.

    2. Carlton_Goal
      • 3 Years
      9 months, 11 days ago

      Also kind of looked like he was waving goodbye when he was subbed off. Usually he would be really unhappy at being subbed

    3. HIAFL (Howe to Train your D…
      • 2 Years
      9 months, 11 days ago

      pretty sure he is gone then.ERR.

    4. marzo
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 7 Years
      9 months, 11 days ago

      It was waving goodbye to the fans as he was leaving the field that was the real hint I think.

  23. Jay Jay Okocha
    • 6 Years
    9 months, 11 days ago

    Better move to fund Auba -> Kane:

    A) Alonso to Digne
    B) Hazard to Sane

  24. HD7
    • 2 Years
    9 months, 11 days ago

    Fab
    AWB Kola Robbo Digne
    Salah Anderson Pogba Richa
    Kane Auba

    Subs: Button, Camarasa, Doherty, Success

    2 FT

    1
    Kola to:
    A) TAA and double up Pool defence
    B)Shaw/Lindelof

    2
    A)Anderson to Martial
    B) Auba to Kun

  25. Alli 3',17',64�…
    9 months, 11 days ago

    Who has vardy? Hopefully he can get a good set of points today

    1. TLF
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      9 months, 11 days ago

      I do, he's my vice, think he will do well

      1. Alli 3',17',64�…
        9 months, 11 days ago

        Yea I was almost tempted to captain him but aub or hazard seems better choices. Vardy brace incoming

  26. fedolefan
    • 5 Years
    9 months, 11 days ago

    Decent Auba blank in hindsight especially given Fab hauled. Looking forward to being one of the 2% that captains him at home to Cardiff.

  27. seewhyaxe
    • 2 Years
    9 months, 11 days ago

    Lol @ me

    Hit for Arnie.

  28. Ógie
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 6 Years
    9 months, 11 days ago

    Mark Nobel with glowing praise for Declan Rice and no more than he deserves.

    What a great moment for the lad scoring a winning goal in a London derby on the cusp of his 20th birthday.He has a very bright future ahead of himself.

    1. Lionel Ronaldo
      • 3 Years
      9 months, 11 days ago

      Nobel?

  29. french holiday
    • 1 Year
    9 months, 11 days ago

    Chinese clubs want Auba if Arsenal are unhappy with him

  30. The Big Fella
    • 3 Years
    9 months, 11 days ago

    I have a massive green arrow now with my 13 points. I will enjoy it whilst I can........