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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. Monkey Hanger
    • 6 Years
    1 month, 22 days ago

    Peter Wright one more set to become first World Champ of the decade.

    1. diesel001
      • 3 Years
      1 month, 22 days ago

      Shame. He isn't as good as MvG. He was very good, but like Gary Andersen, their best days are behind them.

    2. Midlands Saint73
      • 2 Years
      1 month, 22 days ago

      Will be nice to see Snakebite get his name on the trophy and MVG has many years to come still.

    3. Henning
      • 5 Years
      1 month, 22 days ago

      In what sport?

      1. Midlands Saint73
        • 2 Years
        1 month, 22 days ago

        Darts

        1. Henning
          • 5 Years
          1 month, 22 days ago

          Aha ok.

      2. Monkey Hanger
        • 6 Years
        1 month, 22 days ago

        Gymnastics. 🙂 - darts really.

        1. Henning
          • 5 Years
          1 month, 22 days ago

          Dart is not a big sport in Sweden.

          1. Midlands Saint73
            • 2 Years
            1 month, 22 days ago

            Darts is a big part of Xmas for many in the UK.

            1. Monkey Hanger
              • 6 Years
              1 month, 22 days ago

              Office xmas party of choice.

  2. Rainer
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 3 Years
    1 month, 22 days ago

    MVG 3-6 Wright

  3. Magic Zico
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 1 Year
    1 month, 22 days ago

    Greenwood to save United again?

    1. fcsaltyballs
      • 4 Years
      1 month, 22 days ago

      Is he even gonna bring him on... hope so

  4. RamaJama
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 7 Years
    1 month, 22 days ago

    Who to get?

    A) Dunk
    B) Holgate

    1. Trophé Mourinho
        1 month, 22 days ago

        A just I think, not much in it, both have merits. Think A more likely to be on the end of attacking returns tho

        1. RamaJama
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 7 Years
          1 month, 22 days ago

          Cheers, have 0.7 and wants to upgrade Kelly. Or mabe might as well downgrade

          1. Trophé Mourinho
              1 month, 22 days ago

              if you get Holgate you potentially block a Sidibe move if he comes good, thats my other issue with it.

        2. Ayew injured
          • 6 Years
          1 month, 22 days ago

          Holgate just

      • Takamba
        • 5 Years
        1 month, 22 days ago

        Why no Laca assist?

        Header on goal, De Gea saves, Soktatis puts in the rebound.

        Pretty straight forward?

        1. Rainer
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 3 Years
          1 month, 22 days ago

          Lindelof

        2. diesel001
          • 3 Years
          1 month, 22 days ago

          De Gea save hit Lindelof before Sokratis put it in

        3. Freaki
            1 month, 22 days ago

            Don’t worry happened with grealish, gave it eventually

            1. Epic Fail ⚽ 墅
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 9 Years
              1 month, 22 days ago

              Slightly different circumstances.

          • jason_ni
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 4 Years
            1 month, 22 days ago

            Yep, I would say it has to be a laca assist, especially when you see some that have been given so far this season!

          • Skalla
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 3 Years
            1 month, 22 days ago

            Think because the save first hits Lindelof in the back but not sure.

          • Supertrooper
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 7 Years
            1 month, 22 days ago

            Touched lindelöf after the save.

          • Brosstan
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 5 Years
            1 month, 22 days ago

            Hit lindelol in between

          • Revival
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 7 Years
            1 month, 22 days ago

            nope, De Gea pushes ball onto back of lindelof before Sokratis shoots

        4. Freaki
            1 month, 22 days ago

            Pope to Fabianksi?

            1. Rainer
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 3 Years
              1 month, 22 days ago

              Will be popular this week.

              1. Freaki
                  1 month, 22 days ago

                  Yh especially with the dgw on the horizon

                  1. BobbyDoesNotLook
                    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                    • 2 Years
                    1 month, 22 days ago

                    Dgw against Lei and Liv. Would expect 4p.

                    1. TheBrazilianRonaldo
                      • 1 Year
                      1 month, 22 days ago

                      Plus a pen save

                      1. Karhumies
                        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                        • 7 Years
                        1 month, 22 days ago

                        Fabianski caused the pen in the first place and would have gotten a red card without VAR to save him.

            2. Revival
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 7 Years
              1 month, 22 days ago

              Arsenal ain't keeping no clean sheet, thats why the 2nd goal was so vital.

            3. Henning
              • 5 Years
              1 month, 22 days ago

              So many player i wanna get rid off

              Aurier Alli Rico Pope Guaita
              Should i

              1. Use wc
              2.Aurier and Alli to Sidibe and Maddison
              3. Chance My keepers

              Pope Guaita

              Aurier Rico TAA Soyuncu Lundstram

              Alli Mane Grealish Traore KDB

              Jimenez Rashford Vardy

              1. fcsaltyballs
                • 4 Years
                1 month, 22 days ago

                2 looks good

            4. Ayew injured
              • 6 Years
              1 month, 22 days ago

              Abraham vs Burnley

              Or Calvert Lewin vs Brighton?

              1. FPL Pillars
                • 3 Years
                1 month, 22 days ago

                Both are ok fixtures

              2. Skull And Gnomes 9 SCOTT TA…
                • 2 Years
                1 month, 22 days ago

                Both a couple of Blankers.

                1. Magic Zico
                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                  • 1 Year
                  1 month, 22 days ago

                  This, the way this season has gone so far

            5. Sasquatch Slayer
              • 4 Years
              1 month, 22 days ago

              Arsenal fixtures after this not half bad

              1. Epic Fail ⚽ 墅
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 9 Years
                1 month, 22 days ago

                I'm not sure you needed to include the words "after this".

            6. Wiseman Resistant ⚽⚠
              • 7 Years
              1 month, 22 days ago

              1. Webster, Dendockner and Salah

              Or

              2. Aurier, Moura and Alli

              ?

              1. fcsaltyballs
                • 4 Years
                1 month, 22 days ago

                1

              2. Ayew injured
                • 6 Years
                1 month, 22 days ago

                I am trying to shed Spurs players fast but you can't play Dendonker ever

              3. puhd
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 5 Years
                1 month, 22 days ago

                1

              4. DAVESAVES
                • 2 Years
                1 month, 22 days ago

                Because of Aurier.. 1

            7. fcsaltyballs
              • 4 Years
              1 month, 22 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. Dendoncker >> Traore
              3. Grealish >> Traore (upgrade Greenwood to DCL following GW)
              4. Other suggestions ??

              Thanks guys!

              1. puhd
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 5 Years
                1 month, 22 days ago

                3

                1. puhd
                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                  • 5 Years
                  1 month, 22 days ago

                  No, ship Dendo instead

                  1. fcsaltyballs
                    • 4 Years
                    1 month, 22 days ago

                    I wouldn’t be able to afford to sort Greenwood then...

            8. puhd
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 5 Years
              1 month, 22 days ago

              Thinking of the following:

              Aurier, Willems and Alli
              Out for
              TAA, Digne, Cantwell (or Mountinho, or anyone under 5,4)

              For -4. Yes or no?

              1. fcsaltyballs
                • 4 Years
                1 month, 22 days ago

                Looks good

            9. diesel001
              • 3 Years
              1 month, 22 days ago

              Ljungberg taking notes. Wearing the dunce's hat.

              1. Rainer
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 3 Years
                1 month, 22 days ago

                He needs to give it back to Ole.

            10. boogle
              • 6 Years
              1 month, 22 days ago

              Thinking Fabianski in.. Take out Gazza or Heaton though?

              1. diesel001
                • 3 Years
                1 month, 22 days ago

                Heaton. Likely to have a serious injury if reports are correct.

                1. boogle
                  • 6 Years
                  1 month, 22 days ago

                  Oh really? What happened? Thanks for the info

                  1. Freaki
                      1 month, 22 days ago

                      Awkward landing - knee

                  2. BobbyDoesNotLook
                    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                    • 2 Years
                    1 month, 22 days ago

                    Who isreplacing Heaton at Villa?

                    1. KAPTAIN KANTWELL
                      • 3 Years
                      1 month, 22 days ago

                      Probably sign someone, if not then Nyland

                    2. FPL Pillars
                      • 3 Years
                      1 month, 22 days ago

                      A January signinb

                2. puhd
                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                  • 5 Years
                  1 month, 22 days ago

                  Why Fab?

                  1. boogle
                    • 6 Years
                    1 month, 22 days ago

                    Short term fixtures plus DGW, can get someone else for Gazza to rotate with Fab for the hard fixtures after

              2. Differentiator
                • 4 Years
                1 month, 22 days ago

                In the words of Rainer

                Lacazette streetwise baby.

                1. Rainer
                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                  • 3 Years
                  1 month, 22 days ago

                  Not English, Laca diver!

                  1. Differentiator
                    • 4 Years
                    1 month, 22 days ago

                    Filthy diving cheat laca

              3. Skull And Gnomes 9 SCOTT TA…
                • 2 Years
                1 month, 22 days ago

                No Arse Fan TV tonight to entertain me Goddammit!

                1. Differentiator
                  • 4 Years
                  1 month, 22 days ago

                  There's time 😉

              4. Maximus Bonimus Pointimus
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 10 Years
                1 month, 22 days ago

                Matic & Maguire are two giant humans

              5. Pukki Party
                • 2 Years
                1 month, 22 days ago

                Thoughts here?

                Guaita
                Trent Aurier Lundstram
                Salah KDB Moura Mount Cantwell
                Aguero Vardy

                Martin Greenwood Kelly Rico

                A) Moura, Aurier to Maddison, Fredericks
                B) Moura, Mount to Traore, Maddison
                C) Moura, Greenwood, Aurier to Dendo, Jimenez, Cresswell -4

                1. zotter
                  • 10 Years
                  1 month, 22 days ago

                  How much itb

                  1. Pukki Party
                    • 2 Years
                    1 month, 22 days ago

                    0.3

                2. Ayew injured
                  • 6 Years
                  1 month, 22 days ago

                  B

                  1. Pukki Party
                    • 2 Years
                    1 month, 22 days ago

                    Cheers

              6. zotter
                • 10 Years
                1 month, 22 days ago

                Lingarrd has been so bad

                1. Epic Fail ⚽ 墅
                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                  • 9 Years
                  1 month, 22 days ago

                  Mods may as well sticky this every week.

                2. Collie01
                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                  • 2 Years
                  1 month, 22 days ago

                  Great mystery of modern football, how he has managed to stay so long at Utd and still get gametime

              7. Rainer
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 3 Years
                1 month, 22 days ago

                Wright World Champ!

                7-3.

              8. Ginkapo FPL
                • 8 Years
                1 month, 22 days ago

                Maguire should have been sent off by now

              9. Danstoke82
                • 5 Years
                1 month, 22 days ago

                Apologies, bit of a boring one;

                Henderson > Fabianski 1FT

                Yay or Nay?

                1. FPL Pillars
                  • 3 Years
                  1 month, 22 days ago

                  Yup and then perhaps change back from 26

                2. Pukki Party
                  • 2 Years
                  1 month, 22 days ago

                  Nah save

                  1. Danstoke82
                    • 5 Years
                    1 month, 22 days ago

                    Cheers guys

              10. Epic Fail ⚽ 墅
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 9 Years
                1 month, 22 days ago

                What kind of team do you think Man Utd would be right now if Fergie was still the manager?

                1. Rash
                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                  • 2 Years
                  1 month, 22 days ago

                  A successful one

                  1. Sasquatch Slayer
                    • 4 Years
                    1 month, 22 days ago

                    This

                2. fantasyfog
                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                  • 4 Years
                  1 month, 22 days ago

                  you can't polish a turd

                3. diesel001
                  • 3 Years
                  1 month, 22 days ago

                  Something like this:

                  De Gea
                  AWB Alderweireld Maguire Chilwell
                  Kante Winks
                  Rashford Maddison Bale
                  Martial

              11. Daniel S.
                • 10 Years
                1 month, 22 days ago

                We need penalty for United

                1. Rainer
                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                  • 3 Years
                  1 month, 22 days ago

                  James has only dived once so far tonight so good chance.

                2. puhd
                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                  • 5 Years
                  1 month, 22 days ago

                  Haha

              12. puhd
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 5 Years
                1 month, 22 days ago

                Digne and TAA best defense one can have?

                1. Epic Fail ⚽ 墅
                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                  • 9 Years
                  1 month, 22 days ago

                  Best 2 defenders?

                  TAA & Robbo

                  1. puhd
                    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                    • 5 Years
                    1 month, 22 days ago

                    Double up... not sure about that. Digne’s fixtures are super tasty

                2. Pukki Party
                  • 2 Years
                  1 month, 22 days ago

                  I prefer Doherty over Digne now

                3. Sasquatch Slayer
                  • 4 Years
                  1 month, 22 days ago

                  Soyboyyyyy

                4. Rocky.007
                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                  • 2 Years
                  1 month, 22 days ago

                  TAA, Soy and Lord.

              13. Differentiator
                • 4 Years
                1 month, 22 days ago

                James should be trying to get Koala bear red carded

              14. Rocky.007
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 2 Years
                1 month, 22 days ago

                Need some help here
                A) Alli to Martial
                B) Alli, Maupay to Jimenez, 7.2 mid

              15. Top Lad Dakes.
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 3 Years
                1 month, 22 days ago

                Martial and Rashford still pish?

                1. Rainer
                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                  • 3 Years
                  1 month, 22 days ago

                  Bit harder when the opponents don’t set them up.

                2. TorresMagic™
                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                  • Has Moderation Rights
                  • 10 Years
                  1 month, 22 days ago

                  Still on 1 point.

                3. Epic Fail ⚽ 墅
                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                  • 9 Years
                  1 month, 22 days ago

                  Hard to say. They haven't touched the ball.

              16. Jurgen Flopp
                • 6 Years
                1 month, 22 days ago

                Greenwood reading tactics