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Pepe returns to the Arsenal XI as Pogba-less United head to the Emirates

The penultimate match of Gameweek 21 takes place between Arsenal and Manchester United this evening.

Kick-off at the Emirates is at 20:00 GMT.

There are three changes to the Manchester United side that beat Burnley on Saturday.

Full-backs Aaron Wan-Bissaka (£5.3m) and Luke Shaw (£5.4m) return to the starting XI as Ashley Young (£5.4m) and Brandon Williams (£4.0m) drop to the bench, while Jesse Lingard (£6.3m) replaces Andreas Pereira (£4.9m) in the number ten role.

There is, as expected, no Paul Pogba (£8.4m) in the United squad, with the Frenchman having not been sighted among the travelling party when the Red Devils journeyed to London.

Anthony Martial (£7.9m) leads the line, having been transferred in by more Fantasy Premier League managers than any other player apart from Adama Traore (£5.6m) ahead of Gameweek 21.

Mikel Arteta has made four alterations to his Arsenal line-up, meanwhile.

Granit Xhaka (£5.1m), Nicolas Pepe (£9.1m), Sead Kolasinac (£5.2m) and Sokratis (£4.9m) are recalled, as Matteo Guendouzi (£4.4m), Reiss Nelson (£5.3m) and Bukayo Saka (£4.5m) drop to the bench.

Calum Chambers (£4.4m) was injured in Gameweek 20 and misses out – Arteta said in a pre-match interview that the club were “not positive” about his prognosis, with further news to follow after a scan.

Dani Ceballos (£5.2m) is among the substitutes after two months on the sidelines.

The reverse fixture of this game finished 1-1 back in September, with Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang (£10.8m) on target for the Gunners.


Arsenal XI: Leno, Maitland-Niles, Sokratis, Luiz, Kolasinac, Xhaka, Torreira, Pepe, Ozil, Aubameyang, Lacazette

Manchester United XI: de Gea, Wan-Bissaka, Lindelöf, Maguire, Shaw, Fred, Matic, James, Lingard, Rashford, Martial.

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  1. antis0cial
    • 3 Years
    1 month, 24 days ago

    8.8 for a mid (current mid Salah Mane KDB * Traore)

    A) Mads
    B) Rich
    C) Martial
    D) Other - suggestions

    1. Pukki Party
      • 2 Years
      1 month, 24 days ago

      A

    2. Saro0808
      • 2 Years
      1 month, 24 days ago

      A for sure,a season keeper.

  2. el polako
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 2 Years
    1 month, 24 days ago

    Arteta looks a bit like baby Guardiola on the touchline.

    1. Bartowski
      • 9 Years
      1 month, 24 days ago

      Looks more like a member of the Addams Family cos of all that hair dye.

  3. Saro0808
    • 2 Years
    1 month, 24 days ago

    Ryan
    Lund Baldock Soyu
    Salah Mane Kdb Maddi
    Vardy Rashford Ings

    Bench:Button,Rico,Cantwell,Kelly
    Bank:0.4m, 2ft

    A) Rico to Dunk
    B) Kelly to Holgate

    Is cantwell injured?
    Trying to get taa for the double game week,so not keen on Rashford?but who to get?

    1. Karhumies
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 7 Years
      1 month, 24 days ago

      Rico/Kelly to either WAT def or Holgate to avoid BHA double up.

      1. Saro0808
        • 2 Years
        1 month, 24 days ago

        no sure about watford defence,everton has good fixtures coming up,so brighton( considered dunk,as he looks nailed,provides an attacking treat too)

        1. Karhumies
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 7 Years
          1 month, 24 days ago

          Brighton latest 6 matches:
          Conceded 7 goals total
          Got 1 CS, which was vs Bournemouth at home

          Watford latest 6 matches:
          Conceded 4 goals total, 2/4 was Liverpool away
          Got 3 CS: CPL home, MUN home, AVL home

          If you think Brighton has the better def out of these 2 teams, sure go for the double up then.

          1. Saro0808
            • 2 Years
            1 month, 24 days ago

            Oops,didnt care to notice about watford,thanks for the info,myt considered it.thanks a ton bruhhh

            1. Karhumies
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 7 Years
              1 month, 24 days ago

              np.

              WAT next 5 matches: BOU(A), TOT(H), AVL(A), EVE(H), BHA(A) so that's pretty good as well.

  4. Atletico Junior
    • 7 Years
    1 month, 24 days ago

    Aguero worth as a punt?

    1. Athletic Nasherbo
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      1 month, 24 days ago

      They’re gonna smash Villa I think. Going to have to wait and see if he’s playing in the cup

    2. Sid1891
      • 2 Years
      1 month, 24 days ago

      No
      Owner....

    3. antis0cial
      • 3 Years
      1 month, 24 days ago

      Too much of a rotation risk for price

      1. zotter
        • 10 Years
        1 month, 24 days ago

        This

    4. Saro0808
      • 2 Years
      1 month, 24 days ago

      i would consider someone else with that sort of budget,he didnt play this week,plus next week is away,so jesus could feature.go for the likes of Rashford,Ings,Jimi,Vardy( all of them are in form)

    5. Lecky Legs FC
      • 4 Years
      1 month, 24 days ago

      Got him last GW captained him and it paid off but frustrating owning him as everyone else has said Pep rotates too much as it was shown today too much money for one player better spreading it on the whole midfield/forward positions

    6. Pukki Party
      • 2 Years
      1 month, 24 days ago

      I own him, will keep for Villa depending on minutes in cup.

  5. Kevin de Blanke
    • 4 Years
    1 month, 24 days ago

    Is Douglas Luiz nailed ?

    1. el polako
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 2 Years
      1 month, 24 days ago

      Who cares.

    2. Twitter: @Ze_Austin
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 1 Year
      1 month, 24 days ago

      With McGinn crocked, yup

    3. Fred54
      • 5 Years
      1 month, 24 days ago

      Yes.

    4. Somar
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      1 month, 24 days ago

      I would think so. Played 90 min in 5 of the last 6

    5. avfc82
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • Has Moderation Rights
      • 10 Years
      1 month, 24 days ago

      I wouldn’t say he’s nailed, Hourihane could eat into his minutes in the new system, but he was one of our better performers today so should keep his place.

  6. sminkypinky
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 8 Years
    1 month, 24 days ago

    Heaton injury is a big blow for me. 2ft, 0 in the kitty.
    Heaton 4.0
    Taa Lundy Kelly Soy Hanley
    Martial Mane Cantwell Maddy Kdb
    Rash Jimmy Vardy

    I’m stuck. Help!

    1. zotter
      • 10 Years
      1 month, 24 days ago

      Blessing in disguise. Get Fab

      1. sminkypinky
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 8 Years
        1 month, 24 days ago

        And rid..? Besides Heaton ofc.

    2. TorresMagic™
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • Has Moderation Rights
      • 10 Years
      1 month, 24 days ago

      Wait for other injuries.

    3. FPL Pillars
      • 3 Years
      1 month, 24 days ago

      Wait to see the extent but looks like you’ll need a replacement

    4. Karhumies
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 7 Years
      1 month, 24 days ago

      McCarthy is cheaper than Heaton and SOU just got a CS as well?

      1. sminkypinky
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 8 Years
        1 month, 24 days ago

        Really? Didn’t realise that.

        Cheers all for your help.

        1. Karhumies
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 7 Years
          1 month, 24 days ago

          Ryan, Foster, Fabianski are the popular options with good fixtures but they cost 4.8-5.0 so unless you plan to downgrade someone like Martial or Rash you don't have enough ITB.

          1. sminkypinky
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 8 Years
            1 month, 24 days ago

            I know. Also they have NOR next.

  7. Bookkeeper
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 3 Years
    1 month, 24 days ago

    Easiest win Arsenal will have all season.

  8. Dont give a fuchs
    • 6 Years
    1 month, 24 days ago

    I played Ryan over leno

    1. zotter
      • 10 Years
      1 month, 24 days ago

      You shouldn’t have 9.9m in keepers

      1. Dont give a fuchs
        • 6 Years
        1 month, 24 days ago

        Will change on WC. Dont wanna waste my transfer

    2. Ribus
      • 6 Years
      1 month, 24 days ago

      Why 2 „expensive“ keepers?

      1. Dont give a fuchs
        • 6 Years
        1 month, 24 days ago

        I have had leno for a long time now.

  9. Niho992
    • 1 Year
    1 month, 24 days ago

    Lacazette. Another fraud from farmers league.

    1. el polako
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 2 Years
      1 month, 24 days ago

      He came from Ligue 1, not Bundesliga and he is quality striker.

      1. Bookkeeper
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 3 Years
        1 month, 24 days ago

        poor attitude, clearly doesn't want to be at Arsenal

        1. el polako
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 2 Years
          1 month, 24 days ago

          Problems at Arsenal go deeper than that.

          Looking at goals he scored so far nobody should doubt his ability.

      2. ZimZalabim
        • 3 Years
        1 month, 24 days ago

        Ligue 1 is a farmers league

        Bundesliga is very competitive, Better than Serie A third best league in the world

        1. el polako
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 2 Years
          1 month, 24 days ago

          Bundesliga is often called farmers league.

      3. Niho992
        • 1 Year
        1 month, 24 days ago

        He is crap striker.

        1. Caboose
          • 9 Years
          1 month, 24 days ago

          probably the best player on the pitch tonight, work rate was fantastic

    2. Lecky Legs FC
      • 4 Years
      1 month, 24 days ago

      He's been unlucky tonight can actually see him doing well next couple of weeks might even bring him in next GW myself

  10. Rainer
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 3 Years
    1 month, 24 days ago

    Fraud authorities really have to investigate Crystal Palace & Leicester City.

    1. zotter
      • 10 Years
      1 month, 24 days ago

      Eh?

      1. Rainer
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 3 Years
        1 month, 24 days ago

        AWB 50m
        Maguire 80m

        1. el polako
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 2 Years
          1 month, 24 days ago

          Not their fault that United got more money than sense.

  11. Am sorry to say again it�…
    • 1 Year
    1 month, 24 days ago

    Look how open the game has become and Rashford is just standing up top! He's arguably the best in league at going past players with his skill and pace so why isn't he out on the wing waiting to counter?! Frustrating to watch.

    1. Epic Fail ⚽ 墅
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 9 Years
      1 month, 24 days ago

      Who argues he's the best at that?

    2. ZimZalabim
      • 3 Years
      1 month, 24 days ago

      LOL best in the league at going past players.... ok buddy

  12. Stef rocks
    • 2 Years
    1 month, 24 days ago

    Everton fans - how was DCL looking today - is it worth bringing him and does he look nailed? Thanks a lot!

    1. Hantakun
      • 10 Years
      1 month, 24 days ago

      Service was gravely lacking.

      I expect DCL to be quite nailed on at CF for the time being.

      Impossible to tell if he will keep on scoring goals on a regular basis, we shall see, but hopefully he will.

      1. Stef rocks
        • 2 Years
        1 month, 24 days ago

        Thanks mate - gonna get him probably. They want play city every week

        1. Stef rocks
          • 2 Years
          1 month, 24 days ago

          Won’t - that autocorrect

  13. KGFC
    • 3 Years
    1 month, 24 days ago

    Would you swap Alli for Son now?

    1. TorresMagic™
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • Has Moderation Rights
      • 10 Years
      1 month, 24 days ago

      If Pool get some injuries.

      1. KGFC
        • 3 Years
        1 month, 24 days ago

        Otherwise as well, is Son a good option? More likely to play upfront with Kane injury...

      2. Berbinho's Forehead
        • 9 Years
        1 month, 24 days ago

        Already have several, no more please.

    2. diesel001
      • 3 Years
      1 month, 24 days ago

      After Liverpool game.

    3. Twitter: @Ze_Austin
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 1 Year
      1 month, 24 days ago

      Nope

    4. Bartowski
      • 9 Years
      1 month, 24 days ago

      Jose seems to have gone straight to year two so steering clear of Spurs.

  14. fcsaltyballs
    • 4 Years
    1 month, 24 days ago

    Henderson
    TAA Soyuncu Lundstram
    KDB Mane Salah Grealish
    Vardy Jimenez Greenwood

    McGovern Rico Dendoncker Kelly

    1 FT, 1.3 ITB

    1. Kelly Greenwood >> Kiko DCL (-4)
    2. Grealish Greenwood >> Traore DCL (-4)

    Any comments or suggestions much appreciated.

    Cheers

    1. ZimZalabim
      • 3 Years
      1 month, 24 days ago

      1

  15. Jet5605
    • 5 Years
    1 month, 24 days ago

    What are Ramsdale and Rico owners doing? Time to ship or hold for the decent games?

    1. Twitter: @Ze_Austin
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 1 Year
      1 month, 24 days ago

      It's a s(t)inking ship

    2. UpAndAway
      • 6 Years
      1 month, 24 days ago

      If you're playing 3 at the back then Rico should always be on your bench.

    3. Business Cat
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 5 Years
      1 month, 24 days ago

      Shipping Rico for Holgate. Can't be having bench players coming on and scoring -1!

  16. Lord of Ings
    • 4 Years
    1 month, 24 days ago

    DCL or Ings for the next 4-5?

    1. Wigflex
      • 5 Years
      1 month, 24 days ago

      I'm chasing in my mini league so going DCL, if I were leading then Ings

  17. Trophé Mourinho
    1 month, 24 days ago

    did people actually play Rico?

    1. Epic Fail ⚽ 墅
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 9 Years
      1 month, 24 days ago

      Yeah.

    2. Nightcrawler
      1 month, 24 days ago

      Came on for most inc me

    3. Gudjohnsen
      • 3 Years
      1 month, 24 days ago

      I did instead of Kelly.

      Big mistake

    4. puhd
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 5 Years
      1 month, 24 days ago

      Oh yes.

      1. camarozz
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 5 Years
        1 month, 24 days ago

        Yes but I'm selling now.
        Lund injured and Sidibe v City so had to.

    5. avfc82
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • Has Moderation Rights
      • 10 Years
      1 month, 24 days ago

      Yep, I did. Hadn’t planned to but Mariappa was suspended.

  18. puhd
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 5 Years
    1 month, 24 days ago

    Best 5th mid:

    Cantwell
    Mooy
    Fleck

    Thanks

    1. Nightcrawler
      1 month, 24 days ago

      Cantwell easily

    2. zotter
      • 10 Years
      1 month, 24 days ago

      Cantwell by far

    3. TorresMagic™
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • Has Moderation Rights
      • 10 Years
      1 month, 24 days ago

      Depends on the week. Norwich at home = Cantwell.
      Fleck otherwise.

      1. puhd
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 5 Years
        1 month, 24 days ago

        Cantwell doesn’t have great fixtures

      2. HMC
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 9 Years
        1 month, 24 days ago

        You’d like only play him once in the next 8 (home to BOU)

    4. HMC
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 9 Years
      1 month, 24 days ago

      Cantwell good enabler still cant bring myself to transfer him in though

      1. puhd
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 5 Years
        1 month, 24 days ago

        Better Mooy or Fleck?

        1. HMC
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 9 Years
          1 month, 24 days ago

          Really just depends how often you’d play 5th mid
          I like mine to be playable. Cantwell at 4.8m allows greater flexibility but probably only playable once in the next 7/8 games
          I’ve got Sarr and Traore alternating

  19. diesel001
    • 3 Years
    1 month, 24 days ago

    Garbage time Rashford and Martial attacking points incoming.

    1. puhd
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 5 Years
      1 month, 24 days ago

      Greenwood goal would’ve great

  20. OldBenKenobi
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 2 Years
    1 month, 24 days ago

    Maddison over Martial?

    1. puhd
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 5 Years
      1 month, 24 days ago

      Definitely

    2. Rainer
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      1 month, 24 days ago

      Answer was no last GW.

    3. tomasjj
      • 5 Years
      1 month, 24 days ago

      Depends if you can deal with Man U's form being unstable and Leicester being more solid.

  21. camarozz
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 5 Years
    1 month, 24 days ago

    Damn I actully forgot Rashford was my default capt.. I hate this game.

    1. Sun Jihai
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 8 Years
      1 month, 24 days ago

      Most had KDB, so doesn't matter much

      1. Calderano FC
        • 9 Years
        1 month, 24 days ago

        Not the cool kids

  22. Gudjohnsen
    • 3 Years
    1 month, 24 days ago

    Rico to Digne/Sidibe or Pope to Fabianski?

    1. puhd
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 5 Years
      1 month, 24 days ago

      Rico has good fixtures. I would keep Pope

  23. Hakim Ziyech
    • 1 Year
    1 month, 24 days ago

    Where are all these United fanzzz on ffs? Where y'all at?! Come out from ya bunker my friends

    Don't be ashamed

    1. Berbinho's Forehead
      • 9 Years
      1 month, 24 days ago

      Cut our good friends some slack, they won their biggest game of the season 1-1.

      1. Hakim Ziyech
        • 1 Year
        1 month, 24 days ago

        😆

  24. Sun Jihai
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 8 Years
    1 month, 24 days ago

    Is McCarthy now nailed for Soton in GK, or could Gunn take his place again? Need a Gazzaniga alternative

    1. Macam Dave
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 1 Year
      1 month, 24 days ago

      I'm in same boat. Patience ran out. I'm looking at mcarthy and going for him. He is cheap in good form and looks nailed unless injured.

    2. Business Cat
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 5 Years
      1 month, 24 days ago

      At 4.3m and a lovely run of fixtures til mid-March after lei in an improving Southampton side, plenty of upside if you can't afford Ryan/Foster/Flappy

  25. Bookkeeper
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 3 Years
    1 month, 24 days ago

    Two clubs in rapid decline, can't see it get better for either.

  26. Tambling5
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 1 Year
    1 month, 24 days ago

    Looks like the Lord may drop tonight. Had him from the beginning 4.0 to 5.2. Is this time to cash the profit, or hang on?

    1. Epic Fail ⚽ 墅
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 9 Years
      1 month, 24 days ago

      Cash in for who?

    2. Mingo
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      1 month, 24 days ago

      Who is 4.6 that you'd rather have? Just bench him and wait for the better fixtures. Because of his price he's a season keeper for me.

  27. tomasjj
    • 5 Years
    1 month, 24 days ago

    Has Rashford done anything of note?

    1. Rainer
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      1 month, 24 days ago

      Put a shot onto the roof.

      1. tomasjj
        • 5 Years
        1 month, 24 days ago

        That's it?

        And Martial?

        1. Dont give a fuchs
          • 6 Years
          1 month, 24 days ago

          He assisted him in doing that

          1. tomasjj
            • 5 Years
            1 month, 24 days ago

            Haha!

            Not much to write home about then...

  28. Rainer
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 3 Years
    1 month, 24 days ago

    Spare a thought for poor Robbie tonight.

    1. Gudjohnsen
      • 3 Years
      1 month, 24 days ago

      ROBBIE?

  29. LǝgleSs e|even
    • 4 Years
    1 month, 24 days ago

    Cmon Ed, it's January window is open get Poch in already