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Aubameyang and Lacazette start as Kolasinac benched again

Arsenal manager Unai Emery has gone big up front once again as he starts both of his key strikers for Sunday’s clash with Brighton.

That means both Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang (£10.8m) and Alexandre Lacazette (£9.4m) are in the starting line-up together for a second match in a row.

In fact, they have been paired from the start in each of the last three in all competitions, including Thursday night’s win over Valencia.

With Brighton’s troubles in front of goal recently, there is also plenty of interest in Arsenal’s defence.

However, Sead Kolasinac‘s (£5.0m) involvement in the Europa League has cost him a place in the Premier League side today.

He drops to the bench for the second time in three domestic matches, with Nacho Monreal (£5.4m) occupying the left-back spot.

After coming off on Thursday night, Laurent Koscielny (£5.4m) is fit enough only for the bench with Sokratis Papastathoupolos (£5.1m) and Shkodran Mustafi (£5.4m) paired at centre-back.

Ainsley Maitland-Niles‘ (£4.4m) suspension means that Stephan Lichtsteiner (£4.5m) gets his first start since Gameweek 27.

Glenn Murray (£6.1m) leads the Brighton line this afternoon, flanked by the returning Alirez Jahanbakhsh (£6.7m) and Solly March (£4.7m).

Arsenal XI: Leno; Lichtsteiner, Mustafi, Sokratis, Monreal; Torreira, Xhaka; Mkhitaryan, Özil; Lacazette, Aubameyang.

Brighton XI: Ryan; Bruno, Duffy, Dunk, Bernardo; Groß, Stephens, Bissouma; Jahanbakhsh, Murray, March.

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  1. Pariße
    • 4 Years
    1 month, 11 days ago

    I deeply regret becoming a fan of this sport, because the people who play it are generally too stupid.

    1. Gobigorgohome
      • 7 Years
      1 month, 11 days ago

      Exactly 😉

  2. Amey
      1 month, 11 days ago

      Ha ha ha ha
      Perfect result for non Arsenal/Brighton owner 😀

      1. FPL DONKEY
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 1 Year
        1 month, 11 days ago

        So nearly everyone then..

        1. Amey
            1 month, 11 days ago

            😉

        2. Ask Yourself
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 3 Years
          1 month, 11 days ago

          You'll be jealous when duffy gets his goal

          1. Would Ed Woodward
              1 month, 11 days ago

              I actually hope he scores for you.

              1. Ask Yourself
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 3 Years
                1 month, 11 days ago

                That does make a huge difference thank you

                1. Would Ed Woodward
                    1 month, 11 days ago

                    Just know I'm rooting for you.

                  • Amey
                      1 month, 11 days ago

                      GL 🙂

                2. Amey
                    1 month, 11 days ago

                    Lol

                3. Hazz
                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                  • 1 Year
                  1 month, 11 days ago

                  Also Chelsea fans 🙂

                  1. Amey
                      1 month, 11 days ago

                      🙂

                4. Gobigorgohome
                  • 7 Years
                  1 month, 11 days ago

                  Leichestner YC

                  1. Pariße
                    • 4 Years
                    1 month, 11 days ago

                    Botched his name

                  2. Jᴀʀᴠish
                    • 4 Years
                    1 month, 11 days ago

                    Completely over-rated player. Spends the whole game moaning

                    1. EMBOLOFAN
                        1 month, 11 days ago

                        had a great career

                      • Pariße
                        • 4 Years
                        1 month, 11 days ago

                        Has won a lot in his career. Can’t judge him by one season in a new league at 34.

                  3. Flapjack ✅
                    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                    • 6 Years
                    1 month, 11 days ago

                    Come on Mat Ryan. Let’s cause some magic

                    1. Amey
                        1 month, 11 days ago

                        Chance was there.
                        Pen save would have been great for you 😮

                    2. Ask Yourself
                      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                      • 3 Years
                      1 month, 11 days ago

                      Frankfurt losing 6-1 away to Leverkusen at HALF TIME. Chelsea might be okay after all

                      1. DR0GBA
                        • 2 Years
                        1 month, 11 days ago

                        Great weekend for Chelsea

                        Spurs lost, Arsenal drawing and Frankfurt getting smashed 😀

                        1. Ask Yourself
                          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                          • 3 Years
                          1 month, 11 days ago

                          Very good indeed. I wish you well much prefer you to Tottenham and arsenal much more fun to watch x

                      2. Hazz
                        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                        • 1 Year
                        1 month, 11 days ago

                        Thank goodness they are barely able to rest players too. Much of that lineup will be up against us in the SF!

                        1. Ask Yourself
                          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                          • 3 Years
                          1 month, 11 days ago

                          yep they even rushed Jovic on after the 6th went in lol. Could not be going any better for you

                    3. Gobigorgohome
                      • 7 Years
                      1 month, 11 days ago

                      Why Leichestainer still playing as RB at 36 years old..

                      1. Ode
                        • 1 Year
                        1 month, 11 days ago

                        Murray is 35

                    4. DA Minnion
                      • 6 Years
                      1 month, 11 days ago

                      Get Kola on to score a winner.

                      1. diesel001
                        • 2 Years
                        1 month, 11 days ago

                        Get Kola on for a 1pt cameo!

                        1. Ask Yourself
                          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                          • 3 Years
                          1 month, 11 days ago

                          Equivalent to a goal for me

                    5. Gobigorgohome
                      • 7 Years
                      1 month, 11 days ago

                      Auba trying to lose his baps

                    6. Gobigorgohome
                      • 7 Years
                      1 month, 11 days ago

                      Poor pen from Murray.. Ethridge would easily saved that

                    7. McEwan
                      • 9 Years
                      1 month, 11 days ago

                      No wonder the price of players have gone mental when you have a base of £30 million for Xhaka

                      1. DR0GBA
                        • 2 Years
                        1 month, 11 days ago

                        £32 million for Drinkwater....

                        1. Hazz
                          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                          • 1 Year
                          1 month, 11 days ago

                          £35m actually...

                          1. DR0GBA
                            • 2 Years
                            1 month, 11 days ago

                            damn, was it?

                            at least Kante was £32m

                        2. McEwan
                          • 9 Years
                          1 month, 11 days ago

                          There’s the English premium included in that but also staggering

                        3. Old Man
                          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                          • 7 Years
                          1 month, 11 days ago

                          No doubt £35 million was too much but Drinkwater is a better player than given credit for. However he's never going to sparkle if the manager doesn't rate/pick him.

                          1. DR0GBA
                            • 2 Years
                            1 month, 11 days ago

                            I think the main reason Drinkwater was bought was to help fill the home-grown criteria, but he just doesn't fit anywhere into the Chelsea team, even last season without Sarri and his particular style of football this season

                      2. Hazz
                        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                        • 1 Year
                        1 month, 11 days ago

                        Hazard was £32 million 😉

                        1. Amey
                            1 month, 11 days ago

                            Salah 😮

                          • Ask Yourself
                            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                            • 3 Years
                            1 month, 11 days ago

                            OMG really, amazing

                          • McEwan
                            • 9 Years
                            1 month, 11 days ago

                            Few years apart but mental how it’s moved on

                          • Team Cruel
                            • 3 Years
                            1 month, 11 days ago

                            32m those days would mean 100m in today's market

                      3. Chucky
                        • 5 Years
                        1 month, 11 days ago

                        Kola getting ready

                        1. bodgejob
                          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                          • 4 Years
                          1 month, 11 days ago

                          Don't tease me - ML rival would get Rondon off the bench with a Kola no show

                        2. Ask Yourself
                          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                          • 3 Years
                          1 month, 11 days ago

                          We earned this Chucky well done mate

                          1. Ask Yourself
                            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                            • 3 Years
                            1 month, 11 days ago

                            champagne is out where is he

                            1. Chucky
                              • 5 Years
                              1 month, 11 days ago

                              About to come on 😀

                      4. DR0GBA
                        • 2 Years
                        1 month, 11 days ago

                        Auba misses an open goal.... jeeeez

                      5. TorresMagic™
                        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                        • Has Moderation Rights
                        • 10 Years
                        1 month, 11 days ago

                        Auba shocker

                      6. diesel001
                        • 2 Years
                        1 month, 11 days ago

                        Auba misses a sitter (wide) from 6 yards out

                        1. Lamplighters
                          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                          • 5 Years
                          1 month, 11 days ago

                          Not quite a sitter.

                      7. Gobigorgohome
                        • 7 Years
                        1 month, 11 days ago

                        Auba will get 0 baps at this rate

                      8. Mikeharbrw
                        • 6 Years
                        1 month, 11 days ago

                        F**k me what a miss

                      9. Ask Yourself
                        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                        • 3 Years
                        1 month, 11 days ago

                        Yo Pierre

                        1. Amey
                            1 month, 11 days ago

                            😀

                          • Hazz
                            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                            • 1 Year
                            1 month, 11 days ago

                            ... get lost (?)

                        2. G-Whizz
                          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                          • Has Moderation Rights
                          • 1 Year
                          1 month, 11 days ago

                          Kolasinac coming on...

                          1. Ask Yourself
                            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                            • 3 Years
                            1 month, 11 days ago

                            oh no my clothes have suddenly disappeared

                            1. Chucky
                              • 5 Years
                              1 month, 11 days ago

                              😆

                          2. Amey
                              1 month, 11 days ago

                              No subs for people 😮

                              1. Amey
                                  1 month, 11 days ago

                                  Autosubs*

                            • TorresMagic™
                              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                              • Has Moderation Rights
                              • 10 Years
                              1 month, 11 days ago

                              Triple subs including Kola incoming.

                            • Brosstan
                              • 4 Years
                              1 month, 11 days ago

                              Oh cmon auba how many big chances can one player miss ffs

                              1. Ask Yourself
                                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                • 3 Years
                                1 month, 11 days ago

                                He should eat his veggies

                                1. Brosstan
                                  • 4 Years
                                  1 month, 11 days ago

                                  Veggies are great

                            • Ginkapo FPL
                              • 7 Years
                              1 month, 11 days ago

                              Why are Arsenal so determined to win corners against a team that are better against set pieces than them?

                            • JammySprat
                                1 month, 11 days ago

                                Fk me, how did Luis BPS go up so much?? Thought Haz was nailed for 3?

                                1. Ask Yourself
                                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                  • 3 Years
                                  1 month, 11 days ago

                                  Hazard losing them more than anything else

                                2. ppv
                                  • 8 Years
                                  1 month, 11 days ago

                                  Fix

                                3. Hazz
                                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                  • 1 Year
                                  1 month, 11 days ago

                                  Hazard lost BAPs, more-so. Deductions due to dispossession etc.

                                  Luiz basically nabbed those 3 bonus due to the big chance he created late-on (which Giroud missed).

                                4. JammySprat
                                    1 month, 11 days ago

                                    I'm sure he was like 7 ahead at full-time

                                    1. Hazz
                                      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                      • 1 Year
                                      1 month, 11 days ago

                                      If you go to the Member Zone, you'll be able to see the breakdown of BPS Minus

                                  • Amey
                                      1 month, 11 days ago

                                      Winner 3 bps
                                      Hazard lost 7 i guess

                                      1. TorresMagic™
                                        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                        • Has Moderation Rights
                                        • 10 Years
                                        1 month, 11 days ago

                                        RLC scored the winner.

                                  • g40steve
                                    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                    • 1 Year
                                    1 month, 11 days ago

                                    Kola, Iwobi, Guendouzi on

                                  • FPL Virgin
                                    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                    • 2 Years
                                    1 month, 11 days ago

                                    Why are Manchester United unable to beat Huddersfield?

                                    1. TorresMagic™
                                      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                      • Has Moderation Rights
                                      • 10 Years
                                      1 month, 11 days ago

                                      Same reason Wolves don't.

                                    2. Gravless are for Kinnear
                                      • 5 Years
                                      1 month, 11 days ago

                                      The real question is why are Huddersfield unable to beat Man United?

                                    3. diesel001
                                      • 2 Years
                                      1 month, 11 days ago

                                      Players have given up and are looking forward to next season already.

                                      Some of them (e.g. Pogba) are looking to move away so don't care.

                                    4. ppv
                                      • 8 Years
                                      1 month, 11 days ago

                                      Fair result. Both teams woeful

                                    5. tisza
                                      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                      • 4 Years
                                      1 month, 11 days ago

                                      long list.
                                      from defence that can't keep CSs to a midfield that offers little goal threat to a forward line living off crumbs. A side that really hasn't changed since Jose apart from that little bounce Pogba gave them when he was celebrating Jose going

                                      1. FPL Virgin
                                        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                        • 2 Years
                                        1 month, 11 days ago

                                        What about the manager who could even keep Cardiff up?

                                  • diesel001
                                    • 2 Years
                                    1 month, 11 days ago

                                    Kola, Iwobi, Guendouzi on
                                    Lichsteiner, Xhaka, Mkhi off

                                    1. Super Saints
                                      • 2 Years
                                      1 month, 11 days ago

                                      Omg Kola on stops my rival getting Doherty

                                  • King Sheep
                                    • 3 Years
                                    1 month, 11 days ago

                                    Always wondered why the likes of Liverpool and Man Utd have actual football chants which chop and change over the years, there's variety, but Arsenal are an example of a team with very limited, basic chants.

                                  • Ginkapo FPL
                                    • 7 Years
                                    1 month, 11 days ago

                                    Monreal dropping into a back 3, with Kola and Iwobi playing wingbacks?

                                    3-2-3-2?

                                    1. Ask Yourself
                                      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                      • 3 Years
                                      1 month, 11 days ago

                                      don't think there'll be much back about it

                                  • Peter Ouch
                                    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                    1 month, 11 days ago

                                    Emery is an fpl joke, next year not even am arsenal player

                                  • THFC4LIFE
                                    • 2 Years
                                    1 month, 11 days ago

                                    If we finish 4th and Arsenal win Europa league do both get Champions league football?

                                    1. DR0GBA
                                      • 2 Years
                                      1 month, 11 days ago

                                      if Arsenal finish 5th and win EL then yes iirc

                                  • Deulofale
                                    • 3 Years
                                    1 month, 11 days ago

                                    1. Sell Mustafi
                                    2. Sell Xhaka
                                    3. Buy CB
                                    4. Buy CM (Suarez?)
                                    5. Buy LB (Replace Monreal)
                                    6. Buy GK (Legit competition for Leno)
                                    7. Buy attacker (e.g. Zaha (unlikely))
                                    8. Sell Bellerin
                                    9. Buy RB (e.g. Wan-Bissaka (unlikely))
                                    10. Buy another CB/DM

                                    Give me the job

                                    1. Ask Yourself
                                      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                      • 3 Years
                                      1 month, 11 days ago

                                      the chances of you getting it are unlikely

                                      1. Deulofale
                                        • 3 Years
                                        1 month, 11 days ago

                                        Too early to say

                                    2. Old Man
                                      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                      • 7 Years
                                      1 month, 11 days ago

                                      You're right about priority 1, but who would buy him?

                                      1. Deulofale
                                        • 3 Years
                                        1 month, 11 days ago

                                        Fulham?

                                    3. diesel001
                                      • 2 Years
                                      1 month, 11 days ago

                                      Time to promote from the youth squad IMO and get them the game time to become experienced. But do not play players out of position (e.g. AMN at RB ./ RWB).

                                      A lot of overseas players are no better than their English counterparts other than they were able to get game time in poor leagues when they were younger.

                                      1. Deulofale
                                        • 3 Years
                                        1 month, 11 days ago

                                        Better than buying guff, for sure. But the idea would be to buy better than guff. There are a few promising youth players, but impossible to know if they can make the leap successfully.

                                        Forgot to say to sell Ozil, but unlikely to find a buyer unless a Chinese club.