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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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  1. Sadio
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 5 Years
    16 days, 19 hours 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
      16 days, 19 hours ago

      get Son

    2. dbeck
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 1 Year
      16 days, 19 hours ago

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

      1. EgyptianKing
          16 days, 19 hours ago

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

          1. Kopkloppers
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 5 Years
            16 days, 19 hours ago

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

      2. jayzico
        • 8 Years
        16 days, 19 hours ago

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

      3. Kopkloppers
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 5 Years
        16 days, 19 hours 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
          16 days, 18 hours 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
            16 days, 18 hours ago

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

    3. jayzico
      • 8 Years
      16 days, 19 hours 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
        16 days, 19 hours 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
        • 2 Years
        16 days, 18 hours 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
          16 days, 18 hours ago

          All valid. Thanks chaps

    4. EgyptianKing
        16 days, 19 hours ago

        Hi mates,

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

        1. HamezMace
          • 4 Years
          16 days, 19 hours ago

          Both good.
          I'm on Zaha.

      • Ask Yourself
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 3 Years
        16 days, 19 hours 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
          16 days, 19 hours ago

          Ignore whichever equally you choose

      • RUUD!
        • 7 Years
        16 days, 19 hours 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
          • 4 Years
          16 days, 19 hours 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
          16 days, 18 hours 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..

      • Christina.
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 9 Years
        16 days, 19 hours ago

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

        1. Ask Yourself
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 3 Years
          16 days, 19 hours 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
            16 days, 19 hours ago

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

          2. Christina.
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 9 Years
            16 days, 19 hours 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
              16 days, 19 hours 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
                16 days, 19 hours ago

                yeah, or Brooks->Siggy and get Jorg

                1. The Overthinker
                  • 2 Years
                  16 days, 18 hours ago

                  This

            2. Andy_Social
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 6 Years
              16 days, 19 hours 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
                16 days, 19 hours 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
                  • 2 Years
                  16 days, 18 hours ago

                  No Maddy love?

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

                    Depends on Tielemans and Perez.

                2. POLSKA GOLA
                  • 5 Years
                  16 days, 18 hours 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
                    16 days, 16 hours 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
                16 days, 18 hours ago

                cant find donkey anywhere? 😉

        2. Warby84
          • 4 Years
          16 days, 18 hours ago

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

        3. Kanchelskis
          • 1 Year
          16 days, 18 hours ago

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

        4. Little fekirs
          • 1 Year
          16 days, 17 hours 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

        1. Kanchelskis
          • 1 Year
          16 days, 18 hours ago

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

        2. POLSKA GOLA
          • 5 Years
          16 days, 18 hours ago

          That’s brilliant, thanks for posting

        3. Lovren an elevator
          • 4 Years
          16 days, 13 hours ago

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

      • THFC4LIFE
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 2 Years
        16 days, 19 hours ago

        Pick a bunch.

        A. Sterling Moura Deulofeu
        B. Zaha Bilva Kane

        1. ZeBestee
          • 4 Years
          16 days, 19 hours ago

          A

        2. RUUD!
          • 7 Years
          16 days, 19 hours ago

          B for me

        3. MFPL
          • 3 Years
          16 days, 19 hours ago

          If Moura is nailed, A.

        4. Sgt Frank Drebin
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 2 Years
          16 days, 18 hours ago

          B because Moura is not nailed

        5. Whazza
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 7 Years
          16 days, 18 hours ago

          B.

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

      • 11SPECIALONE11
        • 3 Years
        16 days, 19 hours 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
          16 days, 19 hours 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
            • 3 Years
            16 days, 18 hours ago

            Yeah I may be forced into a early wildcard to get

          2. CROCosta
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 1 Year
            16 days, 18 hours 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
          16 days, 18 hours 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

      • MFPL
        • 3 Years
        16 days, 19 hours ago

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

        1. Pukki Party
          • 2 Years
          16 days, 18 hours ago

          I'd go holebas

      • wayne50
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 4 Years
        16 days, 19 hours ago

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        H2H League code fjjpw5
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      • EgyptianKing
          16 days, 18 hours 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
            16 days, 18 hours ago

            Eriksen wants to leave

        • MysticMac17
          • 1 Year
          16 days, 18 hours 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
            16 days, 18 hours ago

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

          2. Warby84
            • 4 Years
            16 days, 18 hours ago

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

          3. Sgt Frank Drebin
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 2 Years
            16 days, 18 hours ago

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

          4. Warby84
            • 4 Years
            16 days, 18 hours ago

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

            1. Warby84
              • 4 Years
              16 days, 18 hours ago

              I mean 6m

            2. Sgt Frank Drebin
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 2 Years
              16 days, 18 hours 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.

        • Hobo.Shotgun
          • 7 Years
          16 days, 18 hours 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
            16 days, 18 hours ago

            Elmo to Targett
            Jimi to Jota
            Yarm to Zaha

            1. Hobo.Shotgun
              • 7 Years
              16 days, 18 hours ago

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

        • cheekumz
          • 5 Years
          16 days, 18 hours 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
              • 1 Year
              16 days, 18 hours ago

              Wow. Thanks for pointing this out Hamez.

            2. cheekumz
              • 5 Years
              16 days, 18 hours ago

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

          1. Warby84
            • 4 Years
            16 days, 18 hours 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
              16 days, 18 hours 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.

        • Nuno
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 5 Years
          16 days, 17 hours ago

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

          1. jayzico
            • 8 Years
            16 days, 16 hours ago

            Ive gone A

        • jayzico
          • 8 Years
          16 days, 17 hours 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
            16 days, 12 hours 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
              16 days, 12 hours ago

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