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Why it’s hard to trust Arsenal assets in 2019/20

Despite finishing as the top-scoring forward in 2018/19, Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang (£11.0m) is not expected to be a popular choice at the start of this new campaign.

In this first article of the Numbers Game series, we take a deep dive into virtually every statistic recorded by Arsenal in their first year under Unai Emery to assess their potential for 2019/20.

We will be producing one of these for each FPL side that competed in the Premier League last season between now and Gameweek 1.

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654 Comments Post a Comment
  1. Sadio
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 5 Years
    3 months, 16 days ago

    If Eriksen stays, surely he'd be a great option for 9.0 right?

    He could benefit massively from an extended summer.

    1. Christina.
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 9 Years
      3 months, 16 days ago

      get Son

    2. dbeck
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 2 Years
      3 months, 16 days ago

      and benefit from their new record signing meaning he can play a bit further forward

      1. EgyptianKing
        • 1 Year
        3 months, 16 days ago

        Exactly. Eriksen, Alli and Son may be boosted (in terms of FPL) by that signing

        1. Kopkloppers
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 5 Years
          3 months, 16 days ago

          Top player. Strong skilful and turn of pace. He will be like Dembele.

    3. jayzico
      • 8 Years
      3 months, 16 days ago

      Definitely. I know there's 'no such thing' but he'll be my sort-of-ish cover for kane

    4. Kopkloppers
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 5 Years
      3 months, 16 days ago

      Siggy Erik KDB Bilva all of similar points per game ilk.
      After last year at a few points less overall I see top defenders being better value for the first 10 games. I am looking for:
      Gray Perreyra Madison Perez Willian (Sanchez if not sulking) (Zaha after future sorted) (Pedro a mate of the manager)
      Better value IMO if we find them early.
      None of the 8 to 9.5 mil players would you captain so I think they may not give you value.
      Sterling Salah Auba Kane Kun will be captains unless a Pool defender against "say Bournemouth Soton and relegation fodder"

      1. Sadio
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 5 Years
        3 months, 16 days ago

        Eriksen has proven to be a great captaincy option over the last few seasons. Plenty of 15+ points hauls in predictable easy home games.

        1. Kopkloppers
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 5 Years
          3 months, 16 days ago

          What is plenty?
          Would you ever captain him over Salah Mane Kun Auba realistically?

  2. jayzico
    • 8 Years
    3 months, 16 days ago

    Another shameless RMT. Hey, you know y'all love it.

    Any thoughts?

    Ryan
    Robertson. VVD. Targett. Taylor(Burn).
    Salah. KDB. Siggy. Yarm
    Kun King Adams

    Bench is woeful

    1. No Professionals
      • 2 Years
      3 months, 16 days ago

      Don't like it personally.

      Adams unproven, a definite wait and see

      Taylor and targett should be bench players.

    2. Sgt Frank Drebin
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      3 months, 16 days ago

      I'm no FPL expert but for me it is very risky team. Yarmolenko hasn't playeda game since his dreadful injury has he? This Adams is also still unproven in PL. And I don't know who is Taylor because there is so many of them 😀

      1. jayzico
        • 8 Years
        3 months, 16 days ago

        All valid. Thanks chaps

  3. EgyptianKing
    • 1 Year
    3 months, 16 days ago

    Hi mates,

    Who do you consider a better pick - Zaha or Yarmolenko?

    1. HamezMace
      • 5 Years
      3 months, 16 days ago

      Both good.
      I'm on Zaha.

  4. Ask Yourself
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 3 Years
    3 months, 16 days ago

    Warning about Norwood enthusiasts. Does he not share the set piece duties equally with left footed fleck equally?

    1. Ask Yourself
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      3 months, 16 days ago

      Ignore whichever equally you choose

  5. RUUD!
    • 7 Years
    3 months, 16 days ago

    What are people's thoughts on this team, not seen many like it?

    Lloris
    TAA Robbo Digne Laporte Maguire (subject to move or could replace with another 5.5)
    Salah Siggy Maddison
    Kane King
    4.0 Dendoncker 4.5 4.5

    1. ZeBestee
      • 5 Years
      3 months, 16 days ago

      Nice team, not keen on Maddison though with the fixtures they have. Also why Maguire? You think he will improve United defence if he moves this summer?

    2. Warby84
      • 4 Years
      3 months, 16 days ago

      I’m on Van Aanholt as my 5.5, I eyed up wan Bissaka but can’t go for any Utd to begin with..

  6. Christina.
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 9 Years
    3 months, 16 days ago

    Any decent Vardy teams around with City def cover/2 x livp def/Dinge?

    1. Ask Yourself
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      3 months, 16 days ago

      Ryan
      TAA VVD Laporte Trippier Digne
      Salah Sterling Yarmo
      King Vardy

      Button Jorginho Dendocker Greenwood

      1. Ask Yourself
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 3 Years
        3 months, 16 days ago

        Laporte to a starting 5.5/6m will be used to fix the keeper situation

      2. Christina.
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 9 Years
        3 months, 16 days ago

        I'm on this:

        Ederson
        Robbo VvD Digne Dunk
        Salah Sterling Brooks
        King Vardy 6.5m

        I can't say I like it.

        1. Ask Yourself
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 3 Years
          3 months, 16 days ago

          Well that’s creepy. Move that 6.5m into defence and have a 4.5 fodder striker and your team looks a lot more powerful. No good strikers at that range other than king

          1. Christina.
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 9 Years
            3 months, 16 days ago

            yeah, or Brooks->Siggy and get Jorg

            1. The Overthinker - I blame R…
              • 2 Years
              3 months, 16 days ago

              This

        2. Andy_Social
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 7 Years
          3 months, 16 days ago

          Yeah, I got this 5-3-2:

          Ederson
          Robbo/TAA/VVD Laporte, Digne
          Sterling, Siggy, Fraser (Kante, Donkey)
          Vardy, King (4.5)

          1. Christina.
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 9 Years
            3 months, 16 days ago

            4.5*
            Robbo Vvd Laporte Digne
            Sterling Salah Brooks 6m*
            Vardy King

            I reckon that's my Vardy team if I go that way.

            1. The Overthinker - I blame R…
              • 2 Years
              3 months, 16 days ago

              No Maddy love?

              1. Christina.
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 9 Years
                3 months, 16 days ago

                Depends on Tielemans and Perez.

            2. POLSKA GOLA
              • 6 Years
              3 months, 16 days ago

              Don’t you think each team needs a 7-8m 3rd midfielder? In my opinion some very strong options will emerge in that price bracket possibly from Leicester, Chelsea, Everton, West Ham (elsewhere?) and I would personally prefer being able to switch between without a hit

              1. Christina.
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 9 Years
                3 months, 16 days ago

                Would love the have them all. Only ones I'm interested in are Fraser & Maddi. Want Son though.

          2. poulteren
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 4 Years
            3 months, 16 days ago

            cant find donkey anywhere? 😉

    2. Warby84
      • 4 Years
      3 months, 16 days ago

      EDERSON
      TAA ROBERTSON DIGNE Targett Van Aanholt
      Salah De Bruyne Zaha Romeu Dendoncker
      VARDY King Jota

    3. Kanchelskis
      • 2 Years
      3 months, 16 days ago

      Ryan
      Robbo-VVD-Digne-Laporte
      Zaha-Sigurdson-Salah-KDB
      Vardy-King

    4. Little fekirs
      • 1 Year
      3 months, 16 days ago

      Here’s mine. No Salah which might be a deal breaker for some/you

      Ryan
      TAA VVD Zinchenko
      Sterling Zaha Brooks Yarmalenko
      Kane Vardy Wilson

    5. Navispar
      • 3 Years
      2 months, 24 days ago

      Ederson
      Rob VVD Walker Azpi
      Bilva Siggy Moura
      Lacazette Vardy Wilson
      4 4 5 5.5

    1. Kanchelskis
      • 2 Years
      3 months, 16 days ago

      Yes, I have read it and would recommend to anyone. Peter Blake's stuff always very interesting.

    2. POLSKA GOLA
      • 6 Years
      3 months, 16 days ago

      That’s brilliant, thanks for posting

    3. Lovren an elevator
      • 4 Years
      3 months, 16 days ago

      Great article. Findings were predictable, but still, gives me great justification for my methods, so still very inspiring

  7. THFC4LIFE
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 2 Years
    3 months, 16 days ago

    Pick a bunch.

    A. Sterling Moura Deulofeu
    B. Zaha Bilva Kane

    1. ZeBestee
      • 5 Years
      3 months, 16 days ago

      A

    2. RUUD!
      • 7 Years
      3 months, 16 days ago

      B for me

    3. MFPL
      • 4 Years
      3 months, 16 days ago

      If Moura is nailed, A.

    4. Sgt Frank Drebin
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      3 months, 16 days ago

      B because Moura is not nailed

    5. Whazza
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 7 Years
      3 months, 16 days ago

      B.

      Moura nailed for first two games only I assume with Son suspended and Deulo isn't nailed on

  8. 11SPECIALONE11
    • 4 Years
    3 months, 16 days ago

    Happy with this lot and the 532 formation. Any changes recommended guys?

    Pickford

    TAA - Van Dijk - Laporte - Digne - Ake

    Salah (C) - KDB - Sterling

    King - Calvert Lewin

    Bench: Button - Dendoncker - Hayden - Nketiah

    1. No Professionals
      • 2 Years
      3 months, 16 days ago

      Hell of a lot of work to get a premium striker in if they start hauling.

      I feel like you need vardy at the very least

      1. 11SPECIALONE11
        • 4 Years
        3 months, 16 days ago

        Yeah I may be forced into a early wildcard to get

      2. CROCosta
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 1 Year
        3 months, 16 days ago

        Not really, just ditch KDB to 4.5 for rotating 11th player and upgrade DCL to Kane/Auba. or downgrade Sterling to Zaha/Siggy/Fraser etc and use the money in attack.
        2 transfers tops

    2. CROCosta
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 1 Year
      3 months, 16 days ago

      Nice team, I would switch Pickford for Kepa or LLoris as season keepers, EVE has nice opening fixtures but not sure if I would keep him long term, if you want Everton double up I would downgrade Laporte to Walker and put in Coleman over Ake

  9. MFPL
    • 4 Years
    3 months, 16 days ago

    Thoughts on Craig Dawson? Tossing up between him and Ake at the moment.

    1. Pukki Party
      • 2 Years
      3 months, 16 days ago

      I'd go holebas

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    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 5 Years
    3 months, 16 days ago

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    H2H League code fjjpw5
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    No money involved with these these (for fun only).

  11. EgyptianKing
    • 1 Year
    3 months, 16 days ago

    Anyone considering Eriksen or Alli for the first GWs, given Spurs’ new signing?

    Did this draft and seemed good:

    Ryan
    Coleman, TAA, VVD, Walker
    Eriksen, Siggy, Salah, KDB
    King, Wilson

    Seems strong to start?

    Cheers

    1. Whazza
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 7 Years
      3 months, 16 days ago

      Eriksen wants to leave

  12. MysticMac17
    • 1 Year
    3 months, 16 days ago

    Thoughts on Yarmalenko? I really think he's under the radar, especially at a tasty price of 6.0

    1. Whazza
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 7 Years
      3 months, 16 days ago

      I'm interested. One to monitor in pre-season for sure, no good mids at 6M or less

    2. Warby84
      • 4 Years
      3 months, 16 days ago

      See how he comes back from his Achilles injury, think just scout to begin with..

    3. Sgt Frank Drebin
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      3 months, 16 days ago

      wait and see for me. He was out for quite a long...

    4. Warby84
      • 4 Years
      3 months, 16 days ago

      Ward-Prowse not a bad 6.5 maybe not overly consistent points wise...

      1. Warby84
        • 4 Years
        3 months, 16 days ago

        I mean 6m

      2. Sgt Frank Drebin
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 3 Years
        3 months, 16 days ago

        Imho Ward-Prowse can be great option. I guess it was under Hassenhuttl in Ingolstadt that Gross had a breakthrough season. Imho they are quite similiar players.

  13. Hobo.Shotgun
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 8 Years
    3 months, 16 days ago

    First Draft,

    Ederson - (4.0 fodder)
    Van Dijk - Robbo - Dunk - El Mo - (4.0 fodder)
    Mane - KDB - Siggy - El Ghazi - Yarm
    Vardy - Jimmy - King

    Any thoughts? Robbo to Digne would leave an extra 1.0m to spend elsewhere. Not too sure about the midfield, seems weak

    1. Warby84
      • 4 Years
      3 months, 16 days ago

      Elmo to Targett
      Jimi to Jota
      Yarm to Zaha

      1. Hobo.Shotgun
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 8 Years
        3 months, 16 days ago

        got burned by Jota last year, only came good for a few games, and why Targett over El Mo?

  14. cheekumz
    • 5 Years
    3 months, 16 days ago

    I really like Digne and accept he most likely will score more than Coleman but wondering just how much higher of a points ceiling does he really have over Coleman. More than say, Fabianski over Ryan?

    Personally thinking Coleman + Fab may a better combo than say the very popular Digne + Ryan.

    Could even doo Coleman + Leno for NEW and maybe BUR then switch Leno to fab for his run.

      1. Kanchelskis
        • 2 Years
        3 months, 16 days ago

        Wow. Thanks for pointing this out Hamez.

      2. cheekumz
        • 5 Years
        3 months, 16 days ago

        nice read, thanks for that 🙂 kinda hurts my "easy route" to a better GK tho 😉

    1. Warby84
      • 4 Years
      3 months, 16 days ago

      I think I still may go with Fabianski/Digne, currently on Ederson/Digne.. That 1m can upgrade a striker I.e Jota to Jiminez or Van Aanholt to Laporte for instance...

      1. cheekumz
        • 5 Years
        3 months, 16 days ago

        That would be my preference but I can't find anywhere else in my team that i'm comfortable taking the extra 0.5m from tho.

  15. Nuno
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 6 Years
    3 months, 16 days ago

    A. KDB + Jorginho
    B. Bilva + 6.5m (Perez)

    1. jayzico
      • 8 Years
      3 months, 16 days ago

      Ive gone A

  16. jayzico
    • 8 Years
    3 months, 16 days ago

    Best 5m/5.5m mid? Jorge? Kante? Or other? Can't stretch to 6.

    Thanks all

    1. Doosra - ☭A Noble Grape…
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 9 Years
      3 months, 16 days ago

      Sissoko

      TOT : AVL 388 mci -409 NEW 351 ars -137 CRY 280 lei 138 SOU 483 bha 359

      Noble

      WHU : MCI -663 bha 105 wat -36 NOR 54 avl 14 MUN -48 bou -44 CRY 59

      1. Doosra - ☭A Noble Grape…
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 9 Years
        3 months, 16 days ago

        Oh - and Capoue. But I just can't. 😆

  17. yaman tahan
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 1 Year
    2 months, 10 days ago

    I think Leno (5m) offers good value for cheap goalkeepers, also he is the sixth last season for saves.