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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
    3 months, 3 days ago

    Here he comes

  2. how now brown cow
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 5 Years
    3 months, 3 days ago

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

    1. KAPTAIN KANE
      • 3 Years
      3 months, 3 days ago

      Greenwood on

  3. DAVESAVES
    • 2 Years
    3 months, 3 days ago

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

    1. The Units
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 10 Years
      3 months, 3 days ago

      Go for it

    2. KAPTAIN KANE
      • 3 Years
      3 months, 3 days ago

      Yes good moves

    3. Mortal.Swinbat
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 9 Years
      3 months, 3 days ago

      Do it

  4. FPL Pillars
    • 3 Years
    3 months, 3 days ago

    Mason the cheap Greenwood is coming on

  5. Henning
    • 5 Years
    3 months, 3 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
      3 months, 3 days ago

      =saves

    2. FPL Pillars
      • 3 Years
      3 months, 3 days ago

      Yup good gk, lots of saves if no CS also

    3. Freaki
      3 months, 3 days ago

      fabianski is gonna get a cs in all 4

      1. Henning
        • 5 Years
        3 months, 3 days ago

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

        1. Freaki
          3 months, 3 days ago

          your welcome 🙂

  6. Egg noodle
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 10 Years
    3 months, 3 days ago

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

    1. FPL Pillars
      • 3 Years
      3 months, 3 days ago

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

  7. TorresMagic™
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • Has Moderation Rights
    • 10 Years
    3 months, 3 days ago

    Lingard off

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

      and James

    2. The Wise Owl
      • 4 Years
      3 months, 3 days ago

      Good youth player.

  8. Pukki Party
    • 2 Years
    3 months, 3 days ago

    Let's go Greenwood

  9. Rainer
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 3 Years
    3 months, 3 days ago

    Lingard’s consistency is unmatched!

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

      Something like 25 hours without a goal or assist

  10. Athletic Nasherbo
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 3 Years
    3 months, 3 days ago

    Aguero now not an option after Jesus’ good performance?

    1. KAPTAIN KANE
      • 3 Years
      3 months, 3 days ago

      They will still rotate

    2. Atletico Junior
      • 7 Years
      3 months, 3 days ago

      Thinking the same

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

        Okay cheers

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

      Who knows

    5. puhd
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 5 Years
      3 months, 3 days ago

      If he is fit, he plays

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

        Was fit today though?

      2. Eastman
        • 2 Years
        3 months, 3 days ago

        Wouldn’t have either due to rotation

  11. Daniel S.
    • 10 Years
    3 months, 3 days ago

    Finally Lingard out. Mr. 0 goals 0 assist

    1. FPL Pillars
      • 3 Years
      3 months, 3 days ago

      So harsh, he’s still young and learning

      1. KAPTAIN KANE
        • 3 Years
        3 months, 3 days ago

        LOL

      2. It’s gonna Ben Mee
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 6 Years
        3 months, 3 days ago

        He’s only six years older than TAA

        1. FPL Pillars
          • 3 Years
          3 months, 3 days ago

          Next year his year 😉

    2. Hakim Ziyech
      • 1 Year
      3 months, 3 days ago

      Level with Messi & Ronaldo this year, not bad tbh

  12. Rash
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 2 Years
    3 months, 3 days ago

    My vardy sub has entered the fray

  13. Rainer
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 3 Years
    3 months, 3 days ago

    Lingard scores that...

    1. FPL Pillars
      • 3 Years
      3 months, 3 days ago

      Put Lings upfront he would have 25goals by now

      1. TheBrazilianRonaldo
        • 1 Year
        3 months, 3 days ago

        30 surely

        1. FPL Pillars
          • 3 Years
          3 months, 3 days ago

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

  14. Gudjohnsen
    • 3 Years
    3 months, 3 days ago

    Martial is so soft and has no character whatsoever.

    1. TheBrazilianRonaldo
      • 1 Year
      3 months, 3 days ago

      That was Jose’s problem with him

  15. Cheesyzoot
    3 months, 3 days ago

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

    1. how now brown cow
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 5 Years
      3 months, 3 days ago

      Just alli to madds

    2. Mortal.Swinbat
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 9 Years
      3 months, 3 days ago

      I’d be keeping Tammy

  16. FPL Pillars
    • 3 Years
    3 months, 3 days ago

    Martial fluffs a chance

  17. Daniel S.
    • 10 Years
    3 months, 3 days ago

    Missing Pogba and McTominay. This midfield is poor without them

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

      Poor is understatement

  18. fcsaltyballs
    • 4 Years
    3 months, 3 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!

  19. diesel001
    • 3 Years
    3 months, 3 days ago

    Nelson on
    Pepe off

  20. Gudjohnsen
    • 3 Years
    3 months, 3 days ago

    Did Alli to Martial this gw.

    Should I do Martial to Maddison this gw.

    1. Burger
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      3 months, 3 days ago

      Yes keep chasing those points 😀

    2. FPL Pillars
      • 3 Years
      3 months, 3 days ago

      Probably

    3. TheBrazilianRonaldo
      • 1 Year
      3 months, 3 days ago

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

  21. It’s gonna Ben Mee
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 6 Years
    3 months, 3 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
      3 months, 3 days ago

      C, mainly B.

    2. TheBrazilianRonaldo
      • 1 Year
      3 months, 3 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
      3 months, 3 days ago

      B more than A

  22. diesel001
    • 3 Years
    3 months, 3 days ago

    Arsenal getting tired now. Man Utd getting more chances.

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

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

    2. KAPTAIN KANE
      • 3 Years
      3 months, 3 days ago

      You got a link to the comment?

      1. KAPTAIN KANE
        • 3 Years
        3 months, 3 days ago

        Please

      2. HMC
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 9 Years
        3 months, 2 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 KANE
          • 3 Years
          3 months, 2 days ago

          Thanks

  24. The Big Fella
    • 3 Years
    3 months, 3 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.

  25. Top Lad Dakes.
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 3 Years
    3 months, 3 days ago

    Rashford to Ings I reckon

    Or DCL...

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

      Because GW22 Norwich defense is famously airtight?

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

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

    2. Eastman
      • 2 Years
      3 months, 3 days ago

      Rash to Firmino for me

    3. It’s gonna Ben Mee
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 6 Years
      3 months, 2 days ago

      Before NOR?!

  26. Hazz
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 2 Years
    3 months, 3 days ago

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

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

      Sad

  27. Arteta
    • 4 Years
    3 months, 3 days ago

    Decent performance by Nico. Plenty more to come!

  28. Somar
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 3 Years
    3 months, 3 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
      3 months, 3 days ago

      lol

    2. Hazz
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 2 Years
      3 months, 3 days ago

      People who have Callum Wilson are inactive from ~GW6.

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

      All 6 of you on here should sell

    4. Top Lad Dakes.
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      3 months, 3 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
      3 months, 3 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
      3 months, 2 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
        3 months, 2 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

  29. Am sorry to say again it�…
    • 1 Year
    3 months, 3 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
      3 months, 3 days ago

      Blanks when I captain, scores when I don’t

    2. FPL Pillars
      • 3 Years
      3 months, 3 days ago

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

  30. The Wise Owl
    • 4 Years
    3 months, 3 days ago

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

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

      FA Cup

      1. The Wise Owl
        • 4 Years
        3 months, 3 days ago

        Ah yes.