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Who are the best Arsenal players to consider under Mikel Arteta?

Won one, drawn one, lost one: Mikel Arteta has had a so-so start to life as Arsenal manager by way of Premier League results.

Monday night’s victory over Leeds United in the FA Cup was also a Jekyll-and-Hyde display, with the Gunners very much second-best to their Championship opponents in the first half before drastically improving after the break.

While the scorelines haven’t always gone Arteta’s way, there have been visible signs of improvement under his stewardship.

Should Fantasy managers be renewing their interest in Arsenal assets, then?

Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang (£10.8m) aside, we have largely dodged the Gunners this season: the Gabon international is the only one of Arteta’s squad who can boast a double-digit ownership in Fantasy Premier League at present.

FPL bosses may have been sufficiently scarred by Unai Emery’s team selections or the Londoners’ dismal away form in the preceding 18 months to be tentative about revisiting Aubameyang and co for now.

Still, the fixtures demand our interest.

Arsenal face only two of the current top seven between now and Gameweek 32 (the clash with Manchester City in Gameweek 28 may well be rearranged due to the Citizens’ likely involvement in the EFL Cup final) and sit fourth in our Season Ticker as a result.

With that in mind, we follow up our recent articles on Watford and Everton by looking more closely at the impact that Arteta has had on the Gunners.

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1,532 Comments Post a Comment
  1. balint84
    • 3 Years
    1 month, 10 days ago

    I can't choose between Abraham and Jimenez 🙁 Help!

    1. NOMONEY
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      1 month, 10 days ago

      when in doubt in fpl, choose the cheaper one

      1. balint84
        • 3 Years
        1 month, 10 days ago

        in my experience, the cheaper one solution not the good one. usually the more expensive can make more points.

        1. NOMONEY
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 4 Years
          1 month, 10 days ago

          fair enough, i tend to disagree, but good luck!

        2. joeandtom
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 7 Years
          1 month, 10 days ago

          Then why ask

    2. Sharkytect
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 5 Years
      1 month, 10 days ago

      Jimenez if you can afford to transfer him out in 2 weeks time?

  2. j.m
    • 8 Years
    1 month, 10 days ago

    Just before his 24pt haul, I downgraded TAA to VVD to be able to afford both Salah and Mane.

    At that point TAA, Robbo and VVD all had similar scores, and I was guessing that by season's end they would likely have similar scores. Now I'm not so sure.

    Currently still priced out, and wondering if there's any point in trying to bring TAA back in? Or is this too sideways a move? I'd have to downgrade a midfielder.

    Ryan
    VVD Soy Lund Rico Kelly
    Salah Mane KDB Maddison Grealish
    Vardy Ings Greenwood

    1. NOMONEY
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      1 month, 10 days ago

      yes get TAA, kelly or rico to a 3.9 for funds

      1. j.m
        • 8 Years
        1 month, 10 days ago

        Sorry forgot to add: only 0.2 ITB

        1. NOMONEY
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 4 Years
          1 month, 10 days ago

          how about robbo?

          1. j.m
            • 8 Years
            1 month, 10 days ago

            Possible. Though I'd favour TAA over him if I were to make a move.

    2. Eat my goal!
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 1 Year
      1 month, 10 days ago

      Yeah downgrade salah

      1. Jamb0
        • 2 Years
        1 month, 10 days ago

        huh

      2. j.m
        • 8 Years
        1 month, 10 days ago

        I'm commited to double-up Salah/Mane. My question is whether a full-back is worth trying to shuffle for their assist potential. VVD also has decent goal threat.

    3. antis0cial
      • 3 Years
      1 month, 10 days ago

      Grealish to Traore Then VVD to TAA work? Not ideal but other than downgrading a big hitter no other way.

      1. j.m
        • 8 Years
        1 month, 10 days ago

        Unfortunately still 0.3 short

    4. toca
        1 month, 10 days ago

        I think you're fine. Def & attack you can't downgrade anymore, mid left. If you want to keep all prime assets you have to severely downgrade one of Mads or Grealish which again dangerous if you have to play all 5. I would stick.

    5. Arteta
      • 4 Years
      1 month, 10 days ago

      I know who 😉

    6. jai1212
      • 6 Years
      1 month, 10 days ago

      Need to finalize my WC team, please help:

      Ramsdale / Button
      TAA / VVD / Holgate / Soyuncu / Lundstram
      Mane / KDB / Maddison / Traore / Martial
      Vardy / Calvert -Lewin / Greenwood

      I still have 1.8 which I don't know where to spend, need suggestions

      1. NOMONEY
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 4 Years
        1 month, 10 days ago

        youre on a WC and you go and pick ramsdale?? 1 CS in last 10 league games

        VVD > robbo for higher ceiling

        1. NOMONEY
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 4 Years
          1 month, 10 days ago

          *2 CS

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

        A better GK would help.
        You'll get sick of Greenwood soon.
        If Leicester blank in GW28, you'll be down 4 if City do too.

      3. Little Red Lacazette
        • 3 Years
        1 month, 10 days ago

        Upgrade Button to a playing keeper?

      4. Coys96
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 2 Years
        1 month, 10 days ago

        Get Son in for Maddison and downgrade VVD to Gomez. Will be gold after Liverpool

    7. Little Red Lacazette
      • 3 Years
      1 month, 10 days ago

      1FT 2.6ITB. Next week: Pope -> McCarthy and..

      Who goes for Robertson?

      A. Rico
      B. Kelly

      Henderson
      TAA Lundstram Soy
      KdB Maddison Mane Traore
      Vardy Jimi Tammy

      Pope Cantwell Rico Kelly

      1. balint84
        • 3 Years
        1 month, 10 days ago

        kelly

      2. NOMONEY
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 4 Years
        1 month, 10 days ago

        rico, bournemouth def has 1 CS in last 10 games

        1. NOMONEY
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 4 Years
          1 month, 10 days ago

          2 CS*

    8. Ed
      • 8 Years
      1 month, 10 days ago

      Kane + Alli > Ings + Mane (2FT)?

      1. balint84
        • 3 Years
        1 month, 10 days ago

        can't go wrong

      2. j.m
        • 8 Years
        1 month, 10 days ago

        yes. no brainer

      3. Dele
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 3 Years
        1 month, 10 days ago

        Very nice moves

      4. Jamb0
        • 2 Years
        1 month, 10 days ago

        all day

    9. King Kohli
      • 7 Years
      1 month, 10 days ago

      How many goals do we think Pool score in their Dgw games?

      I think 4 minimum over 2 games and if it goes well could be 6-7 goals

      1. Karan14
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 3 Years
        1 month, 10 days ago

        Yup im expecting atleast 4 goals.

      2. antis0cial
        • 3 Years
        1 month, 10 days ago

        Problem will be how much game time the main fpl assets get.

        1. Jullepuu
            1 month, 10 days ago

            It's always a problem in double game weeks. This time the problem is smaller than usually imo.

          • Klein
            • 4 Years
            1 month, 10 days ago

            With lots of days inbetween the two games dont think mins will be an issue.

        2. Jullepuu
            1 month, 10 days ago

            My guess would be 5

          • g40steve
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 1 Year
            1 month, 10 days ago

            More importantly who will score.

          • JJO
            • 7 Years
            1 month, 10 days ago

            4-5

        3. balint84
          • 3 Years
          1 month, 10 days ago

          play Kiko or Graelish?

          1. NOMONEY
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 4 Years
            1 month, 10 days ago

            ppl here like to say attacker when its a defender vs attacker

            in this case, id play kiko

        4. JJO
          • 7 Years
          1 month, 10 days ago

          A) Mane
          B) Martial (1 week punt)
          C) Sterling / Mahrez (2 week punt)

          1. NOMONEY
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 4 Years
            1 month, 10 days ago

            mane still the most reliable

          2. Jullepuu
              1 month, 10 days ago

              A

            • JJO
              • 7 Years
              1 month, 10 days ago

              Thanks guys
              Both of B and C would become A after those 1/2 gws

          3. Chelsea91
            • 1 Year
            1 month, 10 days ago

            How was this guys? Good to go?

            Alisson
            Taa,Lund,Soy
            Mane(c),Rich,Kdb,Traore
            Ings,Vardy,Rash

            Button Cartchart,Cantwell,hanley

            1. NOMONEY
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 4 Years
              1 month, 10 days ago

              confident mane can take down jose's bus?

              1. Chelsea91
                • 1 Year
                1 month, 10 days ago

                i think so, will score atleast one

            2. Jullepuu
                1 month, 10 days ago

                Gtg for sure

                1. Chelsea91
                  • 1 Year
                  1 month, 10 days ago

                  thanks mate

            3. Jullepuu
                1 month, 10 days ago

                Which is better?
                A) Get Holgate and upgrade Grealish to Maddison/Richarlison/Martial for gw 24/25
                B) Get Sidibe and hold Grealish for at least the next 5 games

                1. Jullepuu
                    1 month, 10 days ago

                    And for anyone interested here is my team:
                    Guaita Button
                    TAA Soy Lund Aurier Reid
                    Mane Salah KDB Grealish Hayden
                    DCL Vardy Jimenez

                  • NOMONEY
                    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                    • 4 Years
                    1 month, 10 days ago

                    A) maddison

                  • JJO
                    • 7 Years
                    1 month, 10 days ago

                    B for me

                    1. JJO
                      • 7 Years
                      1 month, 10 days ago

                      Or even just get Holgate and save money for future transfers

                      1. Jullepuu
                          1 month, 10 days ago

                          Well that's a then lol

                          1. JJO
                            • 7 Years
                            1 month, 10 days ago

                            Well i wouldnt lose Grealish for those

                            1. Jullepuu
                                1 month, 10 days ago

                                Ah okay. Well maybe the money could be used to upgrade DCL when Everton's fixtures get worse

                    2. Karan14
                      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                      • 3 Years
                      1 month, 10 days ago

                      Tempted to cap Salah over Vardy.

                      Worth taking the risk?

                      1. Jullepuu
                          1 month, 10 days ago

                          I don't think it's worth it because Vardy is so highly captained this week

                          1. Karan14
                            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                            • 3 Years
                            1 month, 10 days ago

                            Yeah thats the problem.
                            But Soton have improved alot defensively and might be worth going with a differential this week.

                            1. Jullepuu
                                1 month, 10 days ago

                                Too risky for me but Salah can always haul even though the returns haven't been great in away games

                                1. StayoutheSpiceZone
                                  • 2 Years
                                  1 month, 10 days ago

                                  Right move. Vardy and Leicester better away from home imo

                        • SpagBol
                          • 3 Years
                          1 month, 10 days ago

                          Hey guys, stuck on what to do this week and need some help 🙂

                          2 FT | 0.7M in the bank

                          Ryan
                          TAA Soyuncu Lundstram
                          Mane KDB Alli Maddison
                          Vardy Rashford Jiminez

                          McGovern | Rico Kelly D.Luiz

                          Thanks guys 🙂

                          1. Jullepuu
                              1 month, 10 days ago

                              Alli to Rich and maybe Kelly to Holgate

                          2. Azathoth
                            • 5 Years
                            1 month, 10 days ago

                            Dare to D(c)L or (c) good ol' Vardy?

                          3. StayoutheSpiceZone
                            • 2 Years
                            1 month, 10 days ago

                            Pope
                            TAA Lunds Soy
                            Salah (c) KDB Traore Mane
                            Rash (vc) Vardy DCL

                            Button, Cantwell, Aurier, , Prodl

                            Gtg?

                            1. Annie
                              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                              • 7 Years
                              1 month, 10 days ago

                              Move Pope if you have 2FT

                              1. StayoutheSpiceZone
                                • 2 Years
                                1 month, 10 days ago

                                Unfortunately moved on Maguire, Alli and Kane for TAA, Salah and DCL so sitting on a -4.

                                Pope and Aurier the next for the axe!

                          4. LLoris
                              1 month, 10 days ago

                              Ings or DCL??

                              1. NorwEagles
                                • 5 Years
                                1 month, 10 days ago

                                I firmly believe Ings might be a season keeper now.

                            • pingissimus
                              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                              • 1 Year
                              1 month, 10 days ago

                              Here’s an exercise for you.

                              Go to FPL main site and try and pick eleven Palace players who are not flagged. You’re only allowed one keeper!!!

                              Wickham - fitness Titan is a shoo in - as is at least one academy player.

                              1. pingissimus
                                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                • 1 Year
                                1 month, 10 days ago

                                Not sure I’ll break the bank to get Auba this week but City heavy next looks right

                            • Dare Do The Punt
                              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                              • 4 Years
                              1 month, 10 days ago

                              Does this sound like an ok plan?

                              This week:
                              Rashford, Zaha, Alli --> Jimmy, Martial, Rich

                              Next week: Pope to Foster / Fabianski

                              GW24: Jimmy and Martial --> Greenwood and Salah

                            • NUFCAndrew
                              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                              • 3 Years
                              1 month, 10 days ago

                              Best 4.5 max defender (not Holgate)? Or is it best to get a 3.9 fodder as this will be my 5th defender

                            • NorwEagles
                              • 5 Years
                              1 month, 10 days ago

                              Move Alli and Tammy to Salah and DCL? Already have Mane, Ings, Vardy, KDB, TAA. And have 2ft.

                              1. Xhaka Kahn't
                                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                • 7 Years
                                1 month, 10 days ago

                                yes