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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. fcsaltyballs
    • 4 Years
    1 month, 22 days ago

    Here he comes

  2. how now brown cow
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 5 Years
    1 month, 22 days ago

    Well done arsenal defender owners. Didn't see this CS coming.

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

      Greenwood on

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

    Guaita & Aurier >> Ryan & TAA now or wait? Can’t afford price rise

    1. The Units
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 9 Years
      1 month, 22 days ago

      Go for it

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

      Yes good moves

    3. Mortal.Swinbat
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 9 Years
      1 month, 22 days ago

      Do it

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

    Mason the cheap Greenwood is coming on

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

    Hmm is Fabianski a good Choice? Even if they have a dgw they have Lei Liv Mci Liv in their next 7.

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

      =saves

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

      Yup good gk, lots of saves if no CS also

    3. Freaki
        1 month, 22 days ago

        fabianski is gonna get a cs in all 4

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

          Wow in that case im getting him in. Thanx for the info ; )

          1. Freaki
              1 month, 22 days ago

              your welcome 🙂

      • Egg noodle
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 10 Years
        1 month, 22 days ago

        I have Rashford, Martial, AWB and Saka. Anybody find this game more depressing?

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

          I have no one in this game, Arsenal fans will be pleased. Man Utd fans won’t be

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

        Lingard off

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

          and James

        2. The Wise Owl
          • 4 Years
          1 month, 22 days ago

          Good youth player.

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

        Let's go Greenwood

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

        Lingard’s consistency is unmatched!

        1. HMC
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 9 Years
          1 month, 22 days ago

          Something like 25 hours without a goal or assist

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

        Aguero now not an option after Jesus’ good performance?

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

          They will still rotate

        2. Atletico Junior
          • 7 Years
          1 month, 22 days ago

          Thinking the same

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

            Okay cheers

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

          Jesus has had good performances before but Kun is still the main striker. But yeah definitely a rotation risk.

        4. The Big Fella
          • 3 Years
          1 month, 22 days ago

          Who knows

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

          If he is fit, he plays

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

            Was fit today though?

          2. Eastman
            • 2 Years
            1 month, 22 days ago

            Wouldn’t have either due to rotation

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

        Finally Lingard out. Mr. 0 goals 0 assist

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

          So harsh, he’s still young and learning

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

            LOL

          2. It’s gonna Ben Mee
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 6 Years
            1 month, 22 days ago

            He’s only six years older than TAA

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

              Next year his year 😉

        2. Hakim Ziyech
          • 1 Year
          1 month, 22 days ago

          Level with Messi & Ronaldo this year, not bad tbh

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

        My vardy sub has entered the fray

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

        Lingard scores that...

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

          Put Lings upfront he would have 25goals by now

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

            30 surely

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

              I was being conservative, around 30 sounds more realistic for sure

      • Gudjohnsen
        • 3 Years
        1 month, 22 days ago

        Martial is so soft and has no character whatsoever.

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

          That was Jose’s problem with him

      • Cheesyzoot
          1 month, 22 days ago

          Tammy > DCL and Alli > Maddison for free this week?

          1. how now brown cow
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 5 Years
            1 month, 22 days ago

            Just alli to madds

          2. Mortal.Swinbat
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 9 Years
            1 month, 22 days ago

            I’d be keeping Tammy

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

          Martial fluffs a chance

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

          Missing Pogba and McTominay. This midfield is poor without them

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

            Poor is understatement

        • 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. Grealish >> Traore (upgrade Greenwood to DCL following GW)
          3. Other

          Thanks guys!

        • diesel001
          • 3 Years
          1 month, 22 days ago

          Nelson on
          Pepe off

        • Gudjohnsen
          • 3 Years
          1 month, 22 days ago

          Did Alli to Martial this gw.

          Should I do Martial to Maddison this gw.

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

            Yes keep chasing those points 😀

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

            Probably

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

            Only if you’re actually going to hold Maddison for like 4-6 weeks

        • It’s gonna Ben Mee
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 6 Years
          1 month, 22 days ago

          So the West Ham game earlier...

          A) Moyes effect
          B) Bournemouth extremely bad
          C) bit of both

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

            C, mainly B.

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

            Noble effect (he wrote a letter amen backed it up)
            Bournmouth have almost zer first team players

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

            B more than A

        • diesel001
          • 3 Years
          1 month, 22 days ago

          Arsenal getting tired now. Man Utd getting more chances.

        • HMC
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 9 Years
          1 month, 22 days ago

          Kudos to the fella that came on last night and ruffled a lot of feathers with the Vardy no show news. “A friend of a friend” is now the most reliable source you can have

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

            Didn't they ban him? Owed an apology now.

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

            You got a link to the comment?

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

              Please

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

              Original comment removed (rightfully so) but you can see next couple of pages worth of panic

              https://www.fantasyfootballscout.co.uk/2020/01/01/the-complete-guide-to-scouts-tips-and-advice-for-fpl-gameweek-21/?hc_page=2&hc_sort_by=comment_date#hc_comments

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

                Thanks

        • The Big Fella
          • 3 Years
          1 month, 22 days ago

          Called it at the line up. That midfield is shocking. Fred and Matic is shocking with Lingard ahead of them. I didn't think a midfield with Xhaka in it would be able to take advantage however, seems I was wrong there.

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

          Rashford to Ings I reckon

          Or DCL...

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

            Because GW22 Norwich defense is famously airtight?

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

              Won’t be able to hit em on the counter much, which is about all United are good at

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

                Norwich will go all out attack when it's 0-0 as always.

          2. Eastman
            • 2 Years
            1 month, 22 days ago

            Rash to Firmino for me

          3. It’s gonna Ben Mee
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 6 Years
            1 month, 22 days ago

            Before NOR?!

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

          Very good from Martial there.
          ... poor from Rashford.

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

            Sad

        • Arteta
          • 4 Years
          1 month, 22 days ago

          Decent performance by Nico. Plenty more to come!

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

          The Million Dollar Question for Cullum Wilson owners:

          A)Do you keep him for the next 4 as he sits on top of the fixture ticker with home games against Watford, Brighton and Villa and an away trip to Norwich?

          B)Or do you immediately get rid considering Bournemouth's awful form and Wilson's lack of confidence?

          A or B? What would you do if you are part of the 4.7% who owns him?

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

            lol

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

            People who have Callum Wilson are inactive from ~GW6.

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

            All 6 of you on here should sell

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

            You have my condolences if for some reason you still own him... but why?

            B lol

          5. Am sorry to say again it�…
            • 1 Year
            1 month, 22 days ago

            The Million Dollar Question for C.Wilson owners is why on earth do you have still have him in your team, that's what you should be asking.

            B

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

            I got him for his fixtures. I am hovering just above the top 1 million and thought this would be a great punt if he gets into form. We also know he is a proven goalscorer. So to be fair, it is not utterly bonkers that one might own him.

            1. TOPCAT1960
              • 3 Years
              1 month, 22 days ago

              Ings had to be the way to go surely ?? Its a long season but waiting for a player that might hit some form ....maybe too long

        • Am sorry to say again it�…
          • 1 Year
          1 month, 22 days ago

          Rashford you've been good to me for many gameweeks but Jesus Christ you've been Sh** today!

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

            Blanks when I captain, scores when I don’t

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

            Maybe he’ll score on the last kick of the game again

        • The Wise Owl
          • 4 Years
          1 month, 22 days ago

          Kabasele status changed from available to suspended, and now back to available?

          1. Twisted Saltergater
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 10 Years
            1 month, 22 days ago

            FA Cup

            1. The Wise Owl
              • 4 Years
              1 month, 22 days ago

              Ah yes.