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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. HonestBlatter
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 10 Years
    1 year, 12 days ago

    Maddison consussion procedure

    1. Jon Walter's Hatty
      • 7 Years
      1 year, 12 days ago

      Dont look great

  2. FourLokoLeipzig
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 2 Years
    1 year, 12 days ago

    City are going to destroy Villa, aren’t they? If only Sterling were somewhere close to top form...

    1. zotter
      • 11 Years
      1 year, 12 days ago

      I think 4-1

      1. Rainer
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 4 Years
        1 year, 12 days ago

        City won’t concede 4, even if it’s Stones & Otamendi.

    2. TheDragon
      • 2 Years
      1 year, 12 days ago

      That Belgian guy Kevin isn’t bad so I’m told

  3. Rainer
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 4 Years
    1 year, 12 days ago

    Is the concussion protocol 6 or 7 days?

    1. TheDragon
      • 2 Years
      1 year, 12 days ago

      Would be reckless to allow Maddison to play this weekend now

      1. HonestBlatter
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 10 Years
        1 year, 12 days ago

        Yes they cannot take a risks

    2. DycheDycheBaby
      • 5 Years
      1 year, 12 days ago

      So this means Madison is out for the weekend game? FFS...

    3. FPL Kaka
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 5 Years
      1 year, 12 days ago

      Huh?

  4. zotter
    • 11 Years
    1 year, 12 days ago

    Villa go too defensive v strong teams considering they have a poor defense

    1. Slouch87
      • 5 Years
      1 year, 12 days ago

      Lol. Tactics almost worked tonight. If they go attacking they get hammered.

  5. pingissimus
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 2 Years
    1 year, 12 days ago

    Wow

    Just scrolling through cheap mids and found CHO at 5.3.

    How did he fall that low? His ownership is still significantly higher than it was in week 1 when he was 6.0.

    1. zotter
      • 11 Years
      1 year, 12 days ago

      Wow

    2. Sun Jihai
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 9 Years
      1 year, 12 days ago

      Same with Mousset
      0.2m below starting price despite ownership growing 10x
      Meanwhile Robbo at starting price despite ownership falling nearly 30% since GW1
      Price system works in mysterious ways!

  6. unitednations
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 9 Years
    1 year, 12 days ago

    Got 2FT's and 1m. Best options here
    Ryan -- Button
    Taa Lundy Aurier -- Otamendi* Rico
    Grealish Salah Kdb Martial* -- Stephens
    Vardy Ings Rashford*

    A: Otamendi >> 4.4m def. and do Martial/Rashford >> Mane/DCL in gw23
    B: Ryan >> Fabianski...can give Ota one more gw to see if he plays now that he is fit. Can still do the moves as per A but by gw24
    C: Otamendi >> Soy...and do Aurier/Martial/Rashford >> Cathcart/Mane/DCL by gw24
    D: Something else

    1. zotter
      • 11 Years
      1 year, 12 days ago

      D. Aurier to holgate now?

  7. Syd.
    • 11 Years
    1 year, 12 days ago

    Knocking your balls in in a semi final so that you can face City in a Cup Final

    Sadists the lot of them

  8. Jon Walter's Hatty
    • 7 Years
    1 year, 12 days ago

    All this mouth covering when talking, are they all secret agents or something?

    1. ⱼₐᵣᵥᵢₛₕ
      • 6 Years
      1 year, 12 days ago

      Hello mate - I have an FPL-related proposition for you - can you drop us a quick email? kurt-grohl@gmx.com

      1. Jon Walter's Hatty
        • 7 Years
        1 year, 12 days ago

        Sure - you can get me on:
        Jeffvonryan@gmail.com

    2. Polka Wakey O'Dot
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 8 Years
      1 year, 12 days ago

      Bad breath.

    3. tucaoneo
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 2 Years
      1 year, 12 days ago

      Players have learned to protect themselves. In Spain it was a routine for lip reading experts to go on newspapers to tell people what some star was saying during a match, especially in high profile matches.

      1. Jon Walter's Hatty
        • 7 Years
        1 year, 12 days ago

        I get that but what can they possibly be saying to each other to get into trouble? Very sad world we live in regarding certain rights of speech

  9. FPL Kaka
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 5 Years
    1 year, 12 days ago

    Is Maddison still worth bringing in with the Ndidi injury?

    I'm just concerned he will sit deeper and have to defend more

    1. Jon Walter's Hatty
      • 7 Years
      1 year, 12 days ago

      Not now he is in the head trauma unit with KDB

      1. FPL Kaka
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 5 Years
        1 year, 12 days ago

        Huh? Is this legit?

        1. Jon Walter's Hatty
          • 7 Years
          1 year, 12 days ago

          Dont know yet need some proof he is ok from BR

    2. TheDragon
      • 2 Years
      1 year, 12 days ago

      Be more concerned with his potential concussion

  10. Klaren
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 3 Years
    1 year, 12 days ago

    Which one to captain?

    A) Salah
    B) Jimenez

    KDB, Rashford, Martial and Vardy are also possibly good options but got it down to these two. Can’t decide between the two though.

    1. zotter
      • 11 Years
      1 year, 12 days ago

      In order

      Rashford
      Salah
      Vardy
      Martial
      Kdb
      Jiminez

      Having said that all viable

      1. Klaren
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 3 Years
        1 year, 12 days ago

        Norwich will probably play quite defensively as they did in a few away matches recently and United struggles against defensive tactics, so not a big fan of a United captain this GW.

        Salah does seem the most likely option though.

    2. Coys96
      • 3 Years
      1 year, 12 days ago

      Jimenez. Salan only 1 goal away this season

  11. Thunder Warrior
    • 6 Years
    1 year, 12 days ago

    Would you sell Otamendi or Tomori for a hit? I fear both can be benched..

    1. zotter
      • 11 Years
      1 year, 12 days ago

      None for a hit if you have someone on bench that can stand straight

      1. Thunder Warrior
        • 6 Years
        1 year, 12 days ago

        Aurier?

  12. Pompel
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 6 Years
    1 year, 12 days ago

    Does this draw have any consequence for Leicester and Villa FPL fixtures - blanks, DGW's?

    1. Jurgen Flopp
      • 7 Years
      1 year, 12 days ago

      Ye they have to play the 2nd leg..........

  13. bennyp
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 6 Years
    1 year, 12 days ago

    Was Chillwell OOP today?

    1. zotter
      • 11 Years
      1 year, 12 days ago

      Yeah I think LWB

    2. Polka Wakey O'Dot
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 8 Years
      1 year, 12 days ago

      Does it matter?...When he plays full back he’s always up put crosses in anyway. What’s the difference?

      1. zotter
        • 11 Years
        1 year, 12 days ago

        Very very true

        1. Polka Wakey O'Dot
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 8 Years
          1 year, 12 days ago

          It’s almost like the entire game of football don’t have the right words to describe some of those players these days. They don’t play left back, left wing, left wing back...they just play LEFT....all of it...top to bottom. They’re mad.

          1. bennyp
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 6 Years
            1 year, 12 days ago

            Wrong. It does matter. If he's playing higher up the pitch, the chances are he will be involved in more attacking play, whilst still reaping the benefits of a defenders CS.

            1. Baines on Toast...
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 10 Years
              1 year, 12 days ago

              No

            2. Netley Lucas
              • 5 Years
              1 year, 12 days ago

              He was a bit rubbish either way... expect Barnes back.

              1. Jon Walter's Hatty
                • 7 Years
                1 year, 12 days ago

                Or Fuchs out

                1. Netley Lucas
                  • 5 Years
                  1 year, 12 days ago

                  Yep, Fuchs is rubbish, back to 4 at back v Saints with Barnes LW.

              2. bennyp
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 6 Years
                1 year, 12 days ago

                Was he? I have Soy anyway. Was just interesting to see an OOP player in a top side. I think there is value in them.

                1. Netley Lucas
                  • 5 Years
                  1 year, 12 days ago

                  He's so-so tbh, hasn't really pushed-on much as a player but there is talent in there somewhere. Awful defensively for Villa's goal. Should be stopping Guilbert from getting the shot.

                  1. bennyp
                    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                    • 6 Years
                    1 year, 12 days ago

                    True. I haven't seen any highlights on the game this morn. I'll have to watch.

            3. Polka Wakey O'Dot
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 8 Years
              1 year, 12 days ago

              Well I don’t know how much more time he could play further up...but whatever...i’ll bow to your obvious superior knowledge of football.

              1. bennyp
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 6 Years
                1 year, 12 days ago

                Just pointing out he looked OOP. My app was showing Leicester lined up in a 451 with him LM.

                Seems decent if he's LM with Fuchs behind him at LB?

                Lmao... ok champ.

      2. Polka Wakey O'Dot
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 8 Years
        1 year, 12 days ago

        ...It would be like asking if TAA was playing left wing...doesn’t matter...

  14. Coys96
    • 3 Years
    1 year, 12 days ago

    1FT, Kane to Jimenez to be done...

    Good move? Will be a 2 week punt.

    1. zotter
      • 11 Years
      1 year, 12 days ago

      Deffo

  15. fcsaltyballs
    • 4 Years
    1 year, 12 days ago

    Well after that, who is the best captain for this gameweek:

    1. KDB (avl)
    2. Vardy (SOU)

    Thanks all

    1. zotter
      • 11 Years
      1 year, 12 days ago

      Out of the two vardy

    2. TheDragon
      • 2 Years
      1 year, 12 days ago

      KDB for me

      Southampton are playing well

  16. Brosstan
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 6 Years
    1 year, 12 days ago

    So now both KDB and Maddison out due to concussion protocol?? Team in absolute shambles again.... Season over...

    1. Rainer
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      1 year, 12 days ago

      Such a headache for owners of both.

      1. ⱼₐᵣᵥᵢₛₕ
        • 6 Years
        1 year, 12 days ago

        Bravo

        1. Rainer
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 4 Years
          1 year, 12 days ago

          Peps migraine!

    2. zotter
      • 11 Years
      1 year, 12 days ago

      Kdb ??

    3. Jon Walter's Hatty
      • 7 Years
      1 year, 12 days ago

      At least they will be on the same wavelength

      1. FPL Kaka
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 5 Years
        1 year, 12 days ago

        Wasn't the KDB a wind up? Pep said he was fine

        1. Slouch87
          • 5 Years
          1 year, 12 days ago

          Brosstan is the wind up.

          1. Brosstan
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 6 Years
            1 year, 12 days ago

            Im just repeating what I read on here!

        2. Jon Walter's Hatty
          • 7 Years
          1 year, 12 days ago

          kDBs fine hopefully Madds just got a bang nothing serious

    4. Bobby Digital
      • 3 Years
      1 year, 12 days ago

      2 players, max - 4pts... Hardly over is it?

  17. Liber
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 5 Years
    1 year, 12 days ago

    Who would you rather play this gw?

    Pope - CHE away
    McCarthy - LEI away

    Thanx.

    1. Rainer
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      1 year, 12 days ago

      Pope.

      Chelsea not great at home, if Burnley can keep them out early a West Ham/Southampton repeat could be on the cards.

    2. Coys96
      • 3 Years
      1 year, 12 days ago

      Pope

    3. Gizzachance
      • 6 Years
      1 year, 12 days ago

      pope
      w ham & bourne kept cs there

  18. Little Frank
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 9 Years
    1 year, 12 days ago

    Best option to bring in a third Liverpool player to go with TAA and Mane:
    a. Soyuncu, Salah, DCL
    b. Robertson, Mahrez, Jiminez

    Have been on A but thinking Leicester might be more porous at the back now with Ndidi's injury.

    1. zotter
      • 11 Years
      1 year, 12 days ago

      Sidibe salah dcl?

      Mahrez puts me off b

    2. Coys96
      • 3 Years
      1 year, 12 days ago

      A, but have Evans over Soy if possible

      1. zotter
        • 11 Years
        1 year, 12 days ago

        Why

  19. Original - Wolves Ay We
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 5 Years
    1 year, 12 days ago

    Lots of headless chickens around here today. 😀

    I haven't read any official medical reports KDB and Maddison won't be allowed to play,

    1. Slouch87
      • 5 Years
      1 year, 12 days ago

      It's the usual wind up merchants - very predictable.

  20. Coys96
    • 3 Years
    1 year, 12 days ago

    Which two week punt?

    1. Aubameyang (cry, SHU)
    2. Jimenez (NEW, sou)

    If Jimenez, tempted to captain for NEW

    1. zotter
      • 11 Years
      1 year, 12 days ago

      If money no object 1

      1. Coys96
        • 3 Years
        1 year, 12 days ago

        Money is no object here, thanks

  21. Nostalgia picks
    • 1 Year
    1 year, 12 days ago

    Pope to Fab still an ok move? have 1 FT and no other issues apart from the Maddison head stuff

    1. Coys96
      • 3 Years
      1 year, 12 days ago

      Go for it

    2. PascalCygan
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      1 year, 12 days ago

      Do it

    3. Nostalgia picks
      • 1 Year
      1 year, 12 days ago

      Going in - thanks

  22. Warby84
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 5 Years
    1 year, 12 days ago

    Thought Vardy looked pretty good to tonight, was sharp and had a few chances, I think he’s the best Cpt this week..

    1. zotter
      • 11 Years
      1 year, 12 days ago

      Agree with first part. Slightly concerned about Leicester form in general to c him. Switched to salah in my bus team

      1. Warby84
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 5 Years
        1 year, 12 days ago

        Just needs 1 goal...

        1. zotter
          • 11 Years
          1 year, 12 days ago

          I am fairly sure salah scores at least one too

          1. Warby84
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 5 Years
            1 year, 12 days ago

            It’s between these 2 for me, and not sure I want to change over, as it’s been on Vardy all week.. Leicester form inc Liv plus City.. Tonight Leicester has 21 shots and 6 on Target so not sure their form is as bad as everyone seems to make out..

    2. InSaneMan-e
      • 7 Years
      1 year, 12 days ago

      Yea I'm torn between Vardy Salah and Rashford tbh.
      Leaning toward rash

  23. Kuyt Hero
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 9 Years
    1 year, 12 days ago

    Got exact money (assuming Rashford and Mane both rise 0.1) for Rashford to DCL GW23 and Alli to Mane GW24. Do I save this GW or do Alli to Rich (Rich to Mane GW24) and pray Mane doesnt rise again next week?

    1. Konstaapeli
      • 4 Years
      1 year, 12 days ago

      Just get Mane in now. It's tottenham.

      1. zotter
        • 11 Years
        1 year, 12 days ago

        This

        1. zotter
          • 11 Years
          1 year, 12 days ago

          Think Liverpool will trash them

      2. Kuyt Hero
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 9 Years
        1 year, 12 days ago

        I can't unless I take a hit and lose Rashford v Norwich at home...

        1. Konstaapeli
          • 4 Years
          1 year, 12 days ago

          DLC has a decent fixture also.

          1. Kuyt Hero
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 9 Years
            1 year, 12 days ago

            For a hit tho?

    2. Netley Lucas
      • 5 Years
      1 year, 12 days ago

      Yeah have a punt on Richy or Mahrez, why not, it's an opportunity.

  24. paulfantham
    • 10 Years
    1 year, 12 days ago

    2 FT, Ali and Diop on the way out for:
    A. Gomez + Mahrez
    B. VVD + Dilva

    1. Coys96
      • 3 Years
      1 year, 12 days ago

      A

  25. InSaneMan-e
    • 7 Years
    1 year, 12 days ago

    For the 1st time in ages have a bench headache. Already taken a hit. Any idea who to bench? Otamendi will maybe not start. Need to bench 1 of the following

    Otamendi
    Cathcart
    Lundstram
    Soyuncu
    (Vardy Robbo Salah Rash KDB and Richarlison are definite starters for me)

    1. zotter
      • 11 Years
      1 year, 12 days ago

      Cath easy

  26. Shark Team
    • 3 Years
    1 year, 12 days ago

    How did Vardy looked today?
    Ndidi gonna be a big miss for Foxes
    Should we trust him for Captain?

    1. PascalCygan
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      1 year, 12 days ago

      By their own high standards, Leicester were a bit off it. But Vardy still looked lively. Still got an assist and could have nicked a goal.

    2. zotter
      • 11 Years
      1 year, 12 days ago

      Vardy looked lively. Same as normal

      I wouldn’t trust only because Leicester looked stodgy in general especially first half

  27. PascalCygan
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 3 Years
    1 year, 12 days ago

    Got 2FTs. Just Kane to DCL and save?
    Or Kelly/Rico to Holgate as well?

    Going to do Martial to Salah next week...

    2FT, 0.0ITB
    Ramsdale
    TAA Soyuncu Lundstram
    Mane KdB Maddison Martial
    Vardy Kane* Ings

    McGovern Rico Dendoncker Kelly

    Thanks!

    1. zotter
      • 11 Years
      1 year, 12 days ago

      Kane to Dcl this week (assuming Madison ok)
      Ramsdale. Martial to fab sterling next
      Sterling to salah after

      1. PascalCygan
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 3 Years
        1 year, 12 days ago

        Nice, thanks! Ramsdale is an issue and I do have an eye on Fab.

        1. zotter
          • 11 Years
          1 year, 12 days ago

          A lot of time for this plan to go wrong btw !!

          1. PascalCygan
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 3 Years
            1 year, 12 days ago

            Ha, of course! I had to let 2FTs go unused last week as I didn’t have the money to make 1 and wanted to keep 2 for these weeks... now I could do with that extra transfer!

            1. zotter
              • 11 Years
              1 year, 12 days ago

              Btw you need nerves of steel to not spend that 5m odd this week ! But remember martial has a good fixture

              1. PascalCygan
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 3 Years
                1 year, 12 days ago

                Exactly. He’s been hot and cold for me so my not-exactly-exact science tells me he might haul against Norwich. I hope!

  28. dontyouknowimloko
    • 2 Years
    1 year, 12 days ago

    Any good keepers rotate with Ryan?

    Got 2 FTs and need to get Pope out before price drops.

    1. zotter
      • 11 Years
      1 year, 12 days ago

      You don’t need rotating keepers

  29. dunas_dog
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 5 Years
    1 year, 12 days ago

    Is there any truth in Maddison KDB concussion comments being posted here? Pep said KDB. Didn’t see Leicester game.

    1. dunas_dog
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 5 Years
      1 year, 12 days ago

      * Pep said KDB fine

    2. Jon Walter's Hatty
      • 7 Years
      1 year, 12 days ago

      Madds came off a bit battered but hopefully not enough to be considered concussed. Nothing on it from BR interview

  30. woodsy1970
    • 6 Years
    1 year, 12 days ago

    Leicester are giving me doubts ,the goals are drying up and clean sheets

    1. TorresMagic™
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • Has Moderation Rights
      • 11 Years
      1 year, 12 days ago

      Blank GW28 would sort them out if they get past Villa.

    2. Jon Walter's Hatty
      • 7 Years
      1 year, 12 days ago

      They are a lot more effective away from home rather than trying to break a team down at home. Like many teams.