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

    No last one came of Lindelof so he should get it, lucky for the owners!

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

      *reply fail top post

  2. Eriksen Maestro
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 2 Years
    1 month, 24 days ago

    United away from home are pathetic

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

      This

    2. Magic Zico
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 1 Year
      1 month, 24 days ago

      BUR-MUN 0-2

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

        Even Villa beat them.

    3. RAFA THE GAFFA
      • 3 Years
      1 month, 24 days ago

      They are pathetic anyways.

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

      United vs bottom half of the table you mean...

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

        Lol this

  3. RAFA THE GAFFA
    • 3 Years
    1 month, 24 days ago

    2FTs. Pope to Fab and roll?

    Pope
    TAA • Soy • Lundy
    Salah • Mané • Richarli • KDB • Grealish
    Vardy • Maupay
    (McGov. Greeny. Rico. Aurier)

    1. Magic Zico
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 1 Year
      1 month, 24 days ago

      Maupay > DCL interested in?

      1. RAFA THE GAFFA
        • 3 Years
        1 month, 24 days ago

        Could do both

        1. Geordie19
          • 3 Years
          1 month, 24 days ago

          Doing both of these so I like it

  4. how now brown cow
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 5 Years
    1 month, 24 days ago

    First time owning Tony M. Loving it so far.

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

      I sold Grealish for him. FML.

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

    That's quite an Arsenal front with Ozil and Pépé there

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

    Salah or Mané captain against Spurs coyld be good.

    1. RAFA THE GAFFA
      • 3 Years
      1 month, 24 days ago

      Mo

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

      Vardy looks a better bet

    3. Dr. Agabuse
      • 7 Years
      1 month, 24 days ago

      no

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

      Could do well, but surely Vardy, de Bruyne or possibly Jimenez are better options.

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

        Vardy injured?

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

          Will know by then

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

          Its only a tight calf, should be fine.

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

      Either.

  7. Skull And Gnomes 9 SCOTT TA…
    • 2 Years
    1 month, 24 days ago

    Lingard_The player that keeps on giving.

    Bloody Fruitbats, the lot of 'em.

    1. ‘Tis the Season
      • 1 Year
      1 month, 24 days ago

      You forgot head after giving..

  8. Dr. Agabuse
    • 7 Years
    1 month, 24 days ago

    I am an Arsenal supporter.

    I havent seen us play that well since i dont know when

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

      United have also been pathetic tbf

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

      Won’t play a team as bad again this season.

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

        It's still early days but Arsenal are playing quite well here. United aren't that bad but it's more to do with the way Arsenal are playing than United imo.

    3. ‘Tis the Season
      • 1 Year
      1 month, 24 days ago

      They won’t play united every week

    4. ZeBestee
      • 5 Years
      1 month, 24 days ago

      Yeah, am sure there is more to come from Arteta. Most importantly, we need to be patient with him through ups and downs til he gets this team playing how he likes and gets who he wants then we will see real results.

      1. Dr. Agabuse
        • 7 Years
        1 month, 24 days ago

        this

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

        Truesay

    5. JoeSoap
      • 6 Years
      1 month, 24 days ago

      Strange to watch. With Laca, Pepe and Auba up top we have a good attack. If we get Ozil back to form, and a decent defence they will do ok.

    6. Dr. Agabuse
      • 7 Years
      1 month, 24 days ago

      no no we really played well. i mean it

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

      It actually looks like they know what they’re doing, which is a good sign.

    8. Maximus Bonimus Pointimus
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 10 Years
      1 month, 24 days ago

      Nemanja Matic

      That is all

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

        He does make them much slower in transition.

  9. JoeSoap
    • 6 Years
    1 month, 24 days ago

    As an Arsenal should have known we would keep a clean sheet when I now have 2 United attackers. Roll on 4-3 to Arsenal.

    1. Skloppy Kops
      • 4 Years
      1 month, 24 days ago

      Even idiots dont teust ManU defense. How come you have 2 def?

      1. JoeSoap
        • 6 Years
        1 month, 24 days ago

        I have two United attackers

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

    Best 4.2 or less defender...??

    Is an enabler to upgrade Greenwood

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

      Not maby options

    2. KAPTAIN KANTWELL
      • 3 Years
      1 month, 24 days ago

      Kiko

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

      Hanley

    4. Ayew injured
      • 6 Years
      1 month, 24 days ago

      Yeah Kiko Feminia at Watford but he will have his place challenged by Janmatt soon.

  11. FirMinaMiMo
      1 month, 24 days ago

      Arsene wegner + pep tactics in one man ARTETA 🙂 .... Gunners are bck into fpl 🙂

      1. FirMinaMiMo
          1 month, 24 days ago

          Superb stuns by the gunners 🙂

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

            Relax, it's United not City or Liverpool.

            1. FirMinaMiMo
                1 month, 24 days ago

                Ars shoutings are yet to come mate 🙂

        • Monkey Hanger
          • 6 Years
          1 month, 24 days ago

          Which club are all Utd's glory supporters going to switch to? Pool?

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

            Probably arsenal !

          2. TheBrazilianRonaldo
            • 1 Year
            1 month, 24 days ago

            We would have switched 3 years ago if that was the case. Europa cup was the last decent trophy for (to be) sometime

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

          Mourinho; " I think the yellow card is fair because I was rude, but I was rude to an idiot".

          😆

          1. Maximus Bonimus Pointimus
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 10 Years
            1 month, 24 days ago

            Gomez before end of season I’d say

            He isn’t cut out for management anymore, way too emotional

            1. Maximus Bonimus Pointimus
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 10 Years
              1 month, 24 days ago

              *GONE not Gomez lol

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

                Lol... Well I brought in Gomez this gw, I hope it is a sign of sweet things.

                Spurs are just spurs tbh 😆 Mourinho needs to sort out the defensive midfield & centre back pairing during this window otherwise he would be gone

          2. Eriksen Maestro
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 2 Years
            1 month, 24 days ago

            Are you from Morocco? Hope Ziyech joins the premiere league this January

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

              Not this January. I am busy with Ajax duties. Maybe next window for fpl points 😉

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

              Yeah. You from maroc as well?

              1. Eriksen Maestro
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 2 Years
                1 month, 24 days ago

                Yes, Rabat

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

                  Wow. Nice to know my bro. HNY brother 🙂

                  1. Eriksen Maestro
                    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                    • 2 Years
                    1 month, 24 days ago

                    Happy new year bro

        • Trophé Mourinho
            1 month, 24 days ago

            lets get Pepe guys

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

              Torches and pitchforks?

            2. Sasquatch Slayer
              • 4 Years
              1 month, 24 days ago

              I’m in

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

              Never

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

            Can someone provide me with the link to the website that calculates your points and live leagues and all that.

            1. TheBrazilianRonaldo
              • 1 Year
              1 month, 24 days ago

              Livefpl.net

            2. KAPTAIN KANTWELL
              • 3 Years
              1 month, 24 days ago

              Google live rank fpl.

              I think that is what you are after.

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

              Thanks boys

          • TheBrazilianRonaldo
            • 1 Year
            1 month, 24 days ago

            Utd have no midfield. Literally none and that’s why this is so bad

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

              Mctominay to Matic not helping...

              1. TheBrazilianRonaldo
                • 1 Year
                1 month, 24 days ago

                Yep I mean in this game. Without McTomi or Pogba midfield missing effort and class

              2. Magic Zico
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 1 Year
                1 month, 24 days ago

                No alternative and yet no new signing

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

              United have no manager

              1. Magic Zico
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 1 Year
                1 month, 24 days ago

                This, Ole is really clueless with no new signings and depth of the squad

          • beric
            • 7 Years
            1 month, 24 days ago

            The amount of times ive seen Man U fans laughing at arsenal on here this season...loving this result so far

            1. Dr. Agabuse
              • 7 Years
              1 month, 24 days ago

              it used to be the biggest rivalry when i was young.
              Wenger Sir Alex was the thing

              1. beric
                • 7 Years
                1 month, 24 days ago

                Yeah, im of an age too

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

            DCL or ings?
            I know ings is the inform man but DCL has Brighton and Newcastle at home in 2/3 matches...

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

              Will you change your username?

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

                Haha! I'll do it when ings stops scoring!

                1. Trophé Mourinho
                    1 month, 24 days ago

                    put a "the" in your name, why did you miss the "the"?

              2. Sasquatch Slayer
                • 4 Years
                1 month, 24 days ago

                Both

              3. Maximus Bonimus Pointimus
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 10 Years
                1 month, 24 days ago

                Hokey Cokey

                DCL next 4

                Back to Ings after that

            2. jason_ni
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 4 Years
              1 month, 24 days ago

              2 fts going into this week.. have another half for martial to do something, but so far it's a loss of 11.
              Literally everytime this season if there is a choice, I make the wrong one!

              1. JoeSoap
                • 6 Years
                1 month, 24 days ago

                Feel your pain. I seem to be doing the same this year. Had the option to bring in Inks GW15 and chose another option. Such is life.

              2. Dr. Agabuse
                • 7 Years
                1 month, 24 days ago

                i did mahrez grealish to KDB and Adama. Patience the key?
                But Grealish out looks stupid now

                1. JoeSoap
                  • 6 Years
                  1 month, 24 days ago

                  Patience is key. Took out Mane & Robertson for blank and cost me dearly. Dropped almost 300k.

            3. Fernando Torres
              • 8 Years
              1 month, 24 days ago

              2 FT.
              Kane + Alli out for...
              A) Jimenez + Salah
              B) Rashford + Martial/Son

              Have Mane.

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

                A. Or ings plus salah

              2. beric
                • 7 Years
                1 month, 24 days ago

                A

              3. JoeSoap
                • 6 Years
                1 month, 24 days ago

                A

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

                A

            4. I SPEAK ENGELS AND DRINK GI…
                1 month, 24 days ago

                What is the best strategy for upcoming DGW 24?

                A) Salah+Mane+TAA
                B) Salah+TAA+Robbo
                C) Mane+TAA and spend money elsewhere

                1. JoeSoap
                  • 6 Years
                  1 month, 24 days ago

                  Looking at B.

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

                  A

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

                There are two things in Life that looks terrible.

                Faeces & Manchester United

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

                  What's wrong with faeces?

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

                    My bad. It actually does smell like roses sometimes 🙂

                2. Al Moon Yeah
                  • 5 Years
                  1 month, 24 days ago

                  Okay, now that's a bit harsh

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

                    🙂

              • Dr. Agabuse
                • 7 Years
                1 month, 24 days ago

                how many baps for cantwell?

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

                  Go and have a look you lazy bar steward.

                  1. Dr. Agabuse
                    • 7 Years
                    1 month, 24 days ago

                    i wanted to have some communication my friend.
                    give and take and be happy

                    1. Dr. Agabuse
                      • 7 Years
                      1 month, 24 days ago

                      rough night yesterday and in bed all day today.
                      it was a meager attempt tbf

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

                  2

                  1. Dr. Agabuse
                    • 7 Years
                    1 month, 24 days ago

                    thx

              • FirMinaMiMo
                  1 month, 24 days ago

                  Anybody thinking ozil over dele for upcoming gw 🙂

                  1. Trophé Mourinho
                      1 month, 24 days ago

                      only deluded Arsenal fans

                      1. FirMinaMiMo
                          1 month, 24 days ago

                          Haha

                      2. Dr. Agabuse
                        • 7 Years
                        1 month, 24 days ago

                        maybe laca if vardy is out

                        1. FirMinaMiMo
                            1 month, 24 days ago

                            Yes he is out for 2 weeks 🙂

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

                        Did Heaton get injured?

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

                          If he did I need to use my both free transfers.

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

                          Yes he did

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

                          Yep, knee injury, not sure how serious.

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

                            Right. Ouch. Will have to tinker away then.

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

                        Which one of these for the next 4-5 gameweeks?

                        A) Maupay
                        B) Calvert-Lewin
                        C) Ings

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

                          Deffo C) until I get him in, will let you know.

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

                            Thanks 🙂

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

                        Ok rdy for the Rashford hattrick 2nd half!

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

                          well I haven't got him because utd are any good so he better do something

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

                          Yeah and I'm moving to Hollywood for a film contract.

                      6. Skull And Gnomes 9 SCOTT TA…
                        • 2 Years
                        1 month, 24 days ago

                        Shaw sucking Pork Pies at half time, the comeback is on.

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

                          Must really be related to Wayne Shaw,

                          https://giphy.com/gifs/cup-pie-sutton-128oG4y7yJXrO0

                      7. Woy_is_back
                        • 2 Years
                        1 month, 24 days ago

                        When will Ole get sacked? This is getting ridicolous

                        1. Skloppy Kops
                          • 4 Years
                          1 month, 24 days ago

                          Some games too late already i guess. Cant see what good he is bringing.

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

                        Gazza Roberto
                        Soy Lund Kelly Montoya Jannmat*
                        Elneny* grealish kdb Salah Alli
                        Vardy Jimenez Kane*

                        1 FT left.
                        Should I pull the trigger on WC?

                        Or
                        Kane+jannmat--->taa+DCL/ings(-4)
                        Also,which one of DCL or ings?