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Arteta names unchanged side as Arsenal become increasingly settled

Mikel Arteta has named an unchanged Arsenal side for the trip to Crystal Palace which kicks off the Saturday schedule.

For those keeping an eye on the Gunners with their new manager, such a decision will come as positive news.

One of the biggest issues with Unai Emery’s Arsenal outfit was the constant chopping and changing, both from one match to the next and often at half-time too.

That made investing in the right Fantasy Premier League assets hard to do, and that was before we consider how patchy their form was.

By contrast, Arteta already has the Gunners in a period of positive momentum, so to see him start to settle his starting XI makes our job even easier.

Both Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang (£10.8m) and Alexandre Lacazette (£9.3m) feature in the line-up as do Mesut Özil (£7.2m) and Nicolas Pépé (£9.1m).

Furthermore, amid some recent defensive improvements, the same back-four which shut out Manchester United has been rolled out at Selhurst Park with Ainsley Maitland-Niles (£4.6m) and Sead Kolasinac (£5.2m) selected either side of David Luiz (£5.7m) and Sokratis Papastathopoulous (£4.9m).

Meanwhile, Crystal Palace embark on the first of a three-match period without important central midfielder Luka Milivojevic (£6.7m), their designated penalty taker too.

Following his sending off in the FA Cup third round, he will be absent for Gameweeks 22, 23 and 24.

Cheikhou Kouyaté (£4.9m) comes in for the Serbian international and looks set for a role in the midfield trio alongside James McCarthy (£4.4m) and James McArthur (£5.2m).

In defence, a hamstring injury for Mamadou Sakho (£5.0m) means experienced former Chelsea centre-back Gary Cahill (£4.4m) comes back into the Palace side.

New signing Cenk Tosun (£5.7m), who joined the Eagles from Everton this week, is on the bench.

Crystal Palace XI: Guiata; Riedewald, Cahill, Tomkins, M Kelly; McCarthy, Kouyaté, McArthur; Meyer, Zaha, Ayew.

Arsenal XI: Leno; Kolasinac, Sokratis, D Luiz, Maitland-Niles; Xhaka, Torreira; Aubameyang, Özil, Pépé; Lacazette.

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886 Comments Post a Comment
  1. Maddamotha
    • 3 Years
    1 month, 15 days ago

    Sup

  2.   
      1 month, 15 days ago

      ‏‏‎ ‎

      1. beric
        • 7 Years
        1 month, 15 days ago

        Witchcraft

      2. Arse Craic
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 10 Years
        1 month, 15 days ago

        Not for -4

        • 5 Years
        1 month, 15 days ago

        You say it best... when you say nothing at all 😉

      3. tiger
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 8 Years
        1 month, 15 days ago

        Wouldn't buy him, he's a waste of space

      4. Fred54
        • 5 Years
        1 month, 15 days ago

        How did you get access to Ole's tactics and post them here?

      5. Old Man
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 8 Years
        1 month, 15 days ago

        Surely he'll be benched - he's on 47 YC

        1. Holmes (specialist in failu…
          • 6 Years
          1 month, 15 days ago

          Holebas is sad...

      6. Pasqualinho
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 10 Years
        1 month, 15 days ago

        You'll have to sew it back on first!

        1. Arse Craic
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 10 Years
          1 month, 15 days ago

          Ye ha!

      7. Grounderz
        • 8 Years
        1 month, 15 days ago

        Unknown Genius, is that you?

      8. lindeg
        • 1 Year
        1 month, 15 days ago

        team value?

      9. in sane in de bruyne
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 3 Years
        1 month, 15 days ago

        Stunning

      10. Mika-eel
        • 2 Years
        1 month, 15 days ago

        My captaincy history this season.

      11. Arteta
        • 4 Years
        1 month, 15 days ago

        Mesut, come on the pitch and stop playing games.

      12.   
          1 month, 15 days ago

          1. Arse Craic
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 10 Years
            1 month, 15 days ago

            You're welcome 🙂

        • FPL Pillars
          • 3 Years
          1 month, 15 days ago

          Comment of the day.

        • Whats the Huth
          • 4 Years
          1 month, 15 days ago

          Hot topic worthy

      13. Brosstan
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 5 Years
        1 month, 15 days ago

        Saints will be looking to keep it tight after the embarrassing last meeting. Dont underestimate the psychology at play.

        1. beric
          • 7 Years
          1 month, 15 days ago

          Agreed. I wish id gone for salah instead, didnt give it much thought yesterday

          1. ALI_G
            • 2 Years
            1 month, 15 days ago

            would have gone Salah but not so good away. KDB playing too deep recently,

            Went Vardy more for protection than anything

            1. beric
              • 7 Years
              1 month, 15 days ago

              That was my thinking during the week too but never really made my mind up, then the deadline crept up out of nowhere and i hadnt changed from vardy

              1. ALI_G
                • 2 Years
                1 month, 15 days ago

                actually Mane may have been better for me!

        2. Maddamotha
          • 3 Years
          1 month, 15 days ago

          Imagine the psychological advantage Leicester have after crushing them 9-0. Dont underestimate the psychology at play.

          1. tisza
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 5 Years
            1 month, 15 days ago

            could all depend on an early goal. Leicester score early and they could get more than a few.

          2. Arteta
            • 4 Years
            1 month, 15 days ago

            Exactly!

        3. HMC
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 9 Years
          1 month, 15 days ago

          "everyone" was too busy worrying about the baby celebration

        4. Le Bluff
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 8 Years
          1 month, 15 days ago

          Southampton not the type of team to sit and absorb pressure. They'll come out and press, which may help Leicester.

      14. Maddamotha
        • 3 Years
        1 month, 15 days ago

        Epstein didnt kill himself

        1. CloudSky
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 3 Years
          1 month, 15 days ago

          Did you do it?

          1. Maddamotha
            • 3 Years
            1 month, 15 days ago

            Why do you ask? What do you know?

        2. Maximus Bonimus Pointimus
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 10 Years
          1 month, 15 days ago

          #LookIntoIt

          *Suspicious*

        3. DA Minnion
          • 7 Years
          1 month, 15 days ago

          Prince Andrew?

        4. Brosstan
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 5 Years
          1 month, 15 days ago

          Absolute fact

        5. ⭐ Bemba_Da ⭐
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 9 Years
          1 month, 15 days ago

          *FFS has a sudden surge in traffic from the FBI headquarters

        6. La Roja
          • 7 Years
          1 month, 15 days ago

          Ricky Gervais looks suspicious to me

        7. Brosstan
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 5 Years
          1 month, 15 days ago

          I posted something similar the night he 'killed himself' and the post was instantly removed. FFS mods confirmed part of the cabal

          1. Maddamotha
            • 3 Years
            1 month, 15 days ago

            As suspected. I think Epstein is running Mark’s team this year. Would explain a lot.

      15. Goonerly
        • 2 Years
        1 month, 15 days ago

        Any kind souls mind rating a possible Wildcard team?

        McCarthy - Ryan
        TAA - Soy - Lund - Sidibé - Lascelles
        Mané - Salah - Richarlison - Maddison - Fleck
        Vardy - Ings - Mousset

        0.6 left ITB.

        Am I missing a trick somewhere? I know it's a risk going without City, but their fixtures aren't the best looking forward.

        1. Arse Craic
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 10 Years
          1 month, 15 days ago

          442?

          1. Goonerly
            • 2 Years
            1 month, 15 days ago

            Yeah, would be.

            1. teneighty
              • 5 Years
              1 month, 15 days ago

              If Mousset is going to be on your bench you might as well go cheaper.

            2. Arse Craic
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 10 Years
              1 month, 15 days ago

              Ryan ➡ Button
              Mousset ➡ Greenwood
              Fleck ➡ Grealish?

        2. lindeg
          • 1 Year
          1 month, 15 days ago

          not a fan of the triple blades, would look elsewhere for mousset and/or fleck

          1. Goonerly
            • 2 Years
            1 month, 15 days ago

            Could upgrade Fleck to Moutinho.
            But think Sheff. Utd. players offer good value for their price. And a side that's placed 5th in the Prem currently.

      16. Salt'N'Pepe
        • 4 Years
        1 month, 15 days ago

        Yes or No:

        Rashford + Aurier to -> Ings + Robertson (-4)

        1. OldBenKenobi
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 2 Years
          1 month, 15 days ago

          Very tempting but if Rashford scores next GW you will be gutted...

        2. in sane in de bruyne
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 3 Years
          1 month, 15 days ago

          Yes

        3. melvinmbabazi
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 6 Years
          1 month, 15 days ago

          no

      17. OldBenKenobi
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 2 Years
        1 month, 15 days ago

        Anyone else end up on Martial(c)?

        1. davidfromkent
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 6 Years
          1 month, 15 days ago

          Yes

          1. amit1964
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 3 Years
            1 month, 15 days ago

            why????

            1. davidfromkent
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 6 Years
              1 month, 15 days ago

              I have Mane,Vardy and De Bruyne and don't think any of them have better prospects of getting a big score so went for the lower owned differential to attempt a nice rank jump.

              1. amit1964
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 3 Years
                1 month, 15 days ago

                but he is not a good footballer just not

                1. davidfromkent
                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                  • 6 Years
                  1 month, 15 days ago

                  Everyone is entitled to express their opinion, I feel he has exceptional talent but is just not consistent enough.

                  1. amit1964
                    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                    • 3 Years
                    1 month, 15 days ago

                    1 from 10 games it is not a good record(united fan)

                    1. davidfromkent
                      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                      • 6 Years
                      1 month, 15 days ago

                      4 goals in last 6 PL games (Not a Utd fan)

                      1. amit1964
                        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                        • 3 Years
                        1 month, 15 days ago

                        still the biggest trap alongside pogba

        2. Fantasy Gold
          • 5 Years
          1 month, 15 days ago

          No. Just you.

          1. OldBenKenobi
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 2 Years
            1 month, 15 days ago

            Good 😉

        3. NO ONE RESPONDS TO ME......
          • 5 Years
          1 month, 15 days ago

          Yes I did!

          I have mane, kdb, vardy, gashford.....
          I'm ranked 5k odd..... thought about vardy to play safe....but I can see Norwich getting thumped and he didn't start mid week.

          Of course vardy could get a hattrick....but hey....

      18. TERIYAKI 69
        • 2 Years
        1 month, 15 days ago

        Getting inside top 10k is so hard.

        1. Geriatric Unathletic
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 9 Years
          1 month, 15 days ago

          Staying there is even harder :).

          1. Qaiss
            • 4 Years
            1 month, 15 days ago

            This, I was rank 771 in GW6 and stayed around top 1k until GW10. Now I find myself at 100k as I didn't jump on Vardy early enough.

        2. Woy_is_back
          • 2 Years
          1 month, 15 days ago

          No, its not

      19. Brooksy86
        • 3 Years
        1 month, 15 days ago

        Burnley cleanie for a 10 point swing... Come at me

      20. Manani
        • 8 Years
        1 month, 15 days ago

        ozil interesting option if he can nail down a place in starting 11?

        1. how now brown cow
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 5 Years
          1 month, 15 days ago

          I once triple captained ozil.

          Bad times.

          1. Hakim Ziyech
            • 1 Year
            1 month, 15 days ago

            Lol...You got Ö points?

        2. Qaiss
          • 4 Years
          1 month, 15 days ago

          He used to be unreal but he's not the same player as 3/4 years ago.

        3. Holmes (specialist in failu…
          • 6 Years
          1 month, 15 days ago

          Good chance he will be nailed under Arrest, off ball movements have been good. Just need that final touch...

          1. Holmes (specialist in failu…
            • 6 Years
            1 month, 15 days ago

            *Arteta -_-

          • 5 Years
          1 month, 15 days ago

          Pepe also

      21. SpiritRising
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 2 Years
        1 month, 15 days ago

        Does the sky sports game have a second overhaul? When is it or have I missed it?

      22. Jordan.
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 10 Years
        1 month, 15 days ago

        Come on ozil you beautiful German schemer

        1. Eat my goal!
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 1 Year
          1 month, 15 days ago

          Yikes

        2. La Roja
          • 7 Years
          1 month, 15 days ago

          Ja ja, schnell schnell

      23. Brosstan
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 5 Years
        1 month, 15 days ago

        Where did that skull gnome guy that used to post cryptic conspiratorial stuff go? Offed by the elites?

        1. Eat my goal!
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 1 Year
          1 month, 15 days ago

          They finally found him through his FFS profile

        2. Holmes (specialist in failu…
          • 6 Years
          1 month, 15 days ago

          Some personal issue

        3. Hakim Ziyech
          • 1 Year
          1 month, 15 days ago

          Very much active. Last seen 15 hours ago

        4. FOO FIGHTER
            1 month, 15 days ago

            Wonder what happened to legendofrosicky?

            1. Hakim Ziyech
              • 1 Year
              1 month, 15 days ago

              Changed his username

          • Fred54
            • 5 Years
            1 month, 15 days ago

            Think he writes for The Athletic now.

        5. Hakim Ziyech
          • 1 Year
          1 month, 15 days ago

          So ayew on pen duty with Mili out?

          1. JamieNumber4
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            1 month, 15 days ago

            Seems unlikely mate

          2. Arteta
            • 4 Years
            1 month, 15 days ago

            Zaha perhaps.

          3. JamieNumber4
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            1 month, 15 days ago

            Ian Wright according to the Set Piece takers section

            1. Hakim Ziyech
              • 1 Year
              1 month, 15 days ago

              😆

              Nicee

            2. Fred54
              • 5 Years
              1 month, 15 days ago

              Heh.

          4. Pukki Party
            • 2 Years
            1 month, 15 days ago

            Meyer maybe

        6. JamieNumber4
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          1 month, 15 days ago

          No Mili = Kelly on pens?

          1. Pukki Party
            • 2 Years
            1 month, 15 days ago

            Guaita is before him

          2. Klein
            • 4 Years
            1 month, 15 days ago

            Jinxed it. Kelly RC incoming.

        7. RamaJama
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 7 Years
          1 month, 15 days ago

          Which forward to get for Rashford?

          1. Jimenez
          2. Ings

          Which mid to get for Traore?

          A) Maddison
          B) Grealish
          C) Mahrez
          D) Richarlison
          E) Perez (playing striker?)

          1. Klein
            • 4 Years
            1 month, 15 days ago

            Ings and maddi for me. Next 3 fixtures of brighton are juicy if you fancy anyone.

            1. RamaJama
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 7 Years
              1 month, 15 days ago

              Maupay, but forward line might A bit Risky/weak then with Dcl too

          2. Big Hands Barry
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 1 Year
            1 month, 15 days ago

            Ings maddison or keep rashford traore

        8. Pukki Party
          • 2 Years
          1 month, 15 days ago

          Let's go Guaita, expecting at least 12 saves

        9. pakornk
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 3 Years
          1 month, 15 days ago

          Double Liverpool defence or midfield?

          1. HMC
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 9 Years
            1 month, 15 days ago

            maverick choice is one from D-M-F
            looking at Rashford to Bobby to complete the trifecta

        10. olidooley
          • 7 Years
          1 month, 15 days ago

          Just need Guaita cleanie wiped

          1. Big Hands Barry
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 1 Year
            1 month, 15 days ago

            Ban

        11. Luka - Man Like Serbia
          • 7 Years
          1 month, 15 days ago

          With Luka and PVA out not much idea who will take our pens, probably Ayew I would guess.

          1. Hakim Ziyech
            • 1 Year
            1 month, 15 days ago

            Ayew... He is the stubborn type to grab the ball

        12. Egg noodle
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 10 Years
          1 month, 15 days ago

          Chances of Meyer scoring?

          1. Eat my goal!
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 1 Year
            1 month, 15 days ago

            Marty we need you!

          2. Coys96
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 2 Years
            1 month, 15 days ago

            1/1000

        13. Sif
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 6 Years
          1 month, 15 days ago

          Forgot to change captain from Salah...
          Could be worse

          1. Egg noodle
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 10 Years
            1 month, 15 days ago

            I forgot deadline and forgot armband on Martial

            • 5 Years
            1 month, 15 days ago

            You could probably keep it on Salah for the rest of the season

        14. Egg noodle
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 10 Years
          1 month, 15 days ago

          Have you guys read this?
          https://www.premierleague.com/news/1565502
          I feel special knowing that they care about us

        15. Hotdogs for Tea
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 4 Years
          1 month, 15 days ago

          Palace are awful

        16. Hotdogs for Tea
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 4 Years
          1 month, 15 days ago

          Auba

        17. tiger
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 8 Years
          1 month, 15 days ago

          Auba G Laca A

        18. Coys96
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 2 Years
          1 month, 15 days ago

          AUBA!!!! get in

        19. Arteta
          • 4 Years
          1 month, 15 days ago

          Laca to Auba. Too easy!

        20. SADIO SANÉ
          • 4 Years
          1 month, 15 days ago

          that goal was Fifa-like, so easy

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

          Jeez, anyone but Auba man 😆