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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. Qaiss
    • 4 Years
    1 month, 23 days ago

    David Luiz is a rock!!

    1. DA Minnion
      • 7 Years
      1 month, 23 days ago

      Change the r to a C and you're there.

    2. Nightcrawler
        1 month, 23 days ago

        Oh dear. Enjoy this win cuz thats your win quota fornthe month done

        1. Qaiss
          • 4 Years
          1 month, 23 days ago

          Hahahah suck it

      • El Lobito 10
        • 2 Years
        1 month, 23 days ago

        Tenth, let the celebrations commence

    3. Macam Dave
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 1 Year
      1 month, 23 days ago

      Pick one pls A) grealish and DCL or B) Ings and Perez / anyone else for 6m.

      Cheers

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

      It is never too late to stop supporting United

      1. baps sniffer
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 2 Years
        1 month, 23 days ago

        Perhaps. But for some it is impossible.

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

          Lol

    5. JamieNumber4
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      1 month, 23 days ago

      Just got home from the Emirates. Really abject performance from us. McTominay is such a huge miss!

      1. RealVirg
          1 month, 23 days ago

          Is it worth investing in rashford or just keep Kane...

        • Tsparkes10
          • 1 Year
          1 month, 23 days ago

          You left at kick off? Haha

        • Bartowski
          • 9 Years
          1 month, 23 days ago

          Do you also live in the stadium?

          1. El Lobito 10
            • 2 Years
            1 month, 23 days ago

            Haha

        • Epic Fail ⚽ 墅
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 9 Years
          1 month, 23 days ago

          😀

      2. Lindelol
        • 1 Year
        1 month, 23 days ago

        wow FRED

      3. Tsparkes10
        • 1 Year
        1 month, 23 days ago

        Your welcome for doing Grealish to Martial lads, I brought out their true forms :p

      4. Five Season Wonder
        • 5 Years
        1 month, 23 days ago

        Who's the best Dele replacement?
        max 10.2m

        *(already have KDB, Mane, Martial & Cantwell)

        thinking Richarlison, Grealish...

        1. Calderano FC
          • 9 Years
          1 month, 23 days ago

          Rich

        2. tambourineman
          • 5 Years
          1 month, 23 days ago

          Maddison?

        3. HMC
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 9 Years
          1 month, 23 days ago

          Did it for Sarr this week to fund Aurier to Trent. So far so good

      5. Arteta
        • 4 Years
        1 month, 23 days ago

        We've got our Arsenal back! You can already tell this will be much better decade and Arteta might just be the right man for the job.
        Bring. It. On.

        1. NIKO.
          • 2 Years
          1 month, 23 days ago

          Lol

        2. El Lobito 10
          • 2 Years
          1 month, 23 days ago

          Lol Arsenal fans are comedy gold

      6. Magic Zico
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 1 Year
        1 month, 23 days ago

        Brutal this ... will use WC early I think to get rid of United Spurs assets

        1. Athletic Nasherbo
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 3 Years
          1 month, 23 days ago

          Really when Norwich next?

        2. baps sniffer
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 2 Years
          1 month, 23 days ago

          I feel no need, I have one ft.

          1. baps sniffer
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 2 Years
            1 month, 23 days ago

            Remember also to ditch all Chelsea assets 😉

      7. The Big Fella
        • 3 Years
        1 month, 23 days ago

        Toss a coin to your witcher......

      8. Brosstan
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 5 Years
        1 month, 23 days ago

        Ole breaking records 😉 Arsenal's streak of no clean sheets resoundingly broken!

      9. Woy_is_back
        • 2 Years
        1 month, 23 days ago

        35 points with Salah (C) and TAA, no bueno.

        Both possibly rested as well

        1. Magic Zico
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 1 Year
          1 month, 23 days ago

          Better than me cheer up

        2. Tsparkes10
          • 1 Year
          1 month, 23 days ago

          That's decent

          1. Woy_is_back
            • 2 Years
            1 month, 23 days ago

            yeah, I think its around average this gw

        3. beric
          • 7 Years
          1 month, 23 days ago

          28 with salah c mane and taa
          They wont be rested. They will smash sheffield

          1. Tsparkes10
            • 1 Year
            1 month, 23 days ago

            Smash. Loool

            1. beric
              • 7 Years
              1 month, 23 days ago

              Let me dream dude

          2. Woy_is_back
            • 2 Years
            1 month, 23 days ago

            Mane needs to stay quiet 😉

        4. Eriksen Maestro
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 2 Years
          1 month, 23 days ago

          That’s better than most lol @ these posts

        5. Whats the Huth
          • 4 Years
          1 month, 23 days ago

          Won’t be rested

        6. HMC
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 9 Years
          1 month, 23 days ago

          With city winning less likely they’ll rest

      10. Wild Rover
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 9 Years
        1 month, 23 days ago

        That couldn’t have gone much better as a non owner 🙂

        1. The Big Fella
          • 3 Years
          1 month, 23 days ago

          I agree. H2H rival this week had Vardy C and Rashford VC. My VC was KDB so I was a bit concerned but it all worked out and I have won this week (but likely got a red arrow).

      11. Lindelol
        • 1 Year
        1 month, 23 days ago

        Rashfail

      12. markloe
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 9 Years
        1 month, 23 days ago

        think I'm still going to do Alli -> Martial despite that Utd performance, 3 home games in next 4

        1. Athletic Nasherbo
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 3 Years
          1 month, 23 days ago

          Yes it’s a good bet.

          1. Daniel S.
            • 10 Years
            1 month, 23 days ago

            And liverpool away

            1. markloe
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 9 Years
              1 month, 23 days ago

              could always bench him for Cantwell that week

        2. Ribus
          • 6 Years
          1 month, 23 days ago

          Rather than Richarlison?

          1. markloe
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 9 Years
            1 month, 23 days ago

            think I would rather get DCL if going for Everton attack, already have Sidibe

      13. Rainer
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 3 Years
        1 month, 23 days ago

        Buendia, Cantwell & Pukki.

        Is that enough Norwich for next GW?

        1. Daniel S.
          • 10 Years
          1 month, 23 days ago

          You need to captain Buendia

        2. Tsparkes10
          • 1 Year
          1 month, 23 days ago

          Surely krul for the inevitable pen saves?

      14. Daniel S.
        • 10 Years
        1 month, 23 days ago

        If fantasy gods allow I think I am finaly back in the top 100K. Juhuuuuu. Greeeeen. Great start of the decade

      15. funny money
        • 10 Years
        1 month, 23 days ago

        I have 41 with TAA & Salah poss to play

        Cup rival has 37, with Robbo & mane to play and Mousset coming off the bench.

        tough to call

        1. beric
          • 7 Years
          1 month, 23 days ago

          Hope you win!

          1. funny money
            • 10 Years
            1 month, 23 days ago

            me too!

      16. Eriksen Maestro
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 2 Years
        1 month, 23 days ago

        Priority to sell: Got 1FT 4.0 ITB.

        A) Aurier
        B) Lucas
        C) Both for -4

        1. Ribus
          • 6 Years
          1 month, 23 days ago

          A

        2. zotter
          • 10 Years
          1 month, 23 days ago

          Aurier

      17. Wilshere Knowledge
        • 6 Years
        1 month, 23 days ago

        We’re going to stay up!! 😀

      18. Sharkytect
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 5 Years
        1 month, 23 days ago

        Jack Simpson going up...has someone got injured?

      19. ChickenTikkaMoSalah
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 4 Years
        1 month, 23 days ago

        How much is everyone on right now? I’m on 33 with Salah(C) and Mane. Is that good?

        1. Daniel S.
          • 10 Years
          1 month, 23 days ago

          I am on 52 Salah captain to go together with TAA. Lundstram on the bench

          1. ChickenTikkaMoSalah
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 4 Years
            1 month, 23 days ago

            Nice

        2. lordkippe
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 3 Years
          1 month, 23 days ago

          Im on 32 with Salah, TAA & Lundstram. cap played

        3. Trophé Mourinho
            1 month, 23 days ago

            ban, show off. 99% of the posters here are in the 11-17 range

            1. ChickenTikkaMoSalah
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 4 Years
              1 month, 23 days ago

              Literally look at the replies to this.

          • Epic Fail ⚽ 墅
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 9 Years
            1 month, 23 days ago

            Check on there

            https://www.livefpl.net/rank

            1. ChickenTikkaMoSalah
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 4 Years
              1 month, 23 days ago

              Cheers looks useful

          • Regin
            • 2 Years
            1 month, 23 days ago

            35 with only mane and Robbo remaining.

          • TOPCAT1960
            • 3 Years
            1 month, 23 days ago

            Live FPL puts me on 32 with Salah(c) Mane and TAA to go

            1. Flynny
              • 4 Years
              1 month, 23 days ago

              32 with mane (c) TAA and lunds.

              Mane to save the day??

          • Whats the Huth
            • 4 Years
            1 month, 23 days ago

            42 with salah (C). Mane. TAA and hendo.

        4. FC Hakkebøf (Chopped…
          • 3 Years
          1 month, 23 days ago

          What to do here?

          A) Kane -> Aguero
          B) Kane + Traore -> Sterling + DCL-4

          1. Ribus
            • 6 Years
            1 month, 23 days ago

            No Kun.
            Too much rotation risk always

            1. FC Hakkebøf (Chopped…
              • 3 Years
              1 month, 23 days ago

              It would only be for two games..

        5. Daniel S.
          • 10 Years
          1 month, 23 days ago

          Rashford wasn't that great transfer.

          Back to Jimmy? In order to fund Mane move down the line ?

        6. HVT
          • 9 Years
          1 month, 23 days ago

          Grealish points looking massive this week.

          1. zotter
            • 10 Years
            1 month, 23 days ago

            This

          2. Daniel S.
            • 10 Years
            1 month, 23 days ago

            He should have had one more goal. VAR did a wrong call

            1. HVT
              • 9 Years
              1 month, 23 days ago

              Agree but what can you do

        7. Sid07
          • 5 Years
          1 month, 23 days ago

          Martial + greenwood to cantwell + jiminez??

        8. Regin
          • 2 Years
          1 month, 23 days ago

          After a high of 81 last gw, crash down to earth with just 35 points and only mane and Robbo to come.

          Kdb vc fail and useless Rico comes in for Vardy.

        9. Hazz
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 2 Years
          1 month, 23 days ago

          Juicy 22 point total today. Yuck.

          1. Daniel S.
            • 10 Years
            1 month, 23 days ago

            Unlucky mate. I am on 52 and several GW I had a terrible one. So no worries

        10. Woy_is_back
          • 2 Years
          1 month, 23 days ago

          So who´s selling Alli?

          1. StayoutheSpiceZone
            • 2 Years
            1 month, 23 days ago

            Me. Spurs are gone from my yeam

            1. Woy_is_back
              • 2 Years
              1 month, 23 days ago

              Yeah, I have Alli and that donkey Aurier unfortunately

          2. Brosstan
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 5 Years
            1 month, 23 days ago

            Still getting into good positions and basically OOP. Think he will come good once Son returns.

          3. Twisted Saltergater
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 10 Years
            1 month, 23 days ago

            I have other priorities. Namely, Aurier.

        11. pjanns
          • 3 Years
          1 month, 23 days ago

          2 FTs 0 ITB - any suggestions much appreciated. Thanks.

          1. pjanns
            • 3 Years
            1 month, 23 days ago

            My post was blocked:(