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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
    2 months, 23 days ago

    Sup

  2.   
    2 months, 23 days ago

    ‏‏‎ ‎

    1. beric
      • 8 Years
      2 months, 23 days ago

      Witchcraft

    2. Arse Craic
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 10 Years
      2 months, 23 days ago

      Not for -4

      • 5 Years
      2 months, 23 days ago

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

    3. tiger
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 8 Years
      2 months, 23 days ago

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

    4. Fred54
      • 5 Years
      2 months, 23 days ago

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

    5. Old Man
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 8 Years
      2 months, 23 days ago

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

      1. Holmes
        • 6 Years
        2 months, 23 days ago

        Holebas is sad...

    6. Pasqualinho
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 10 Years
      2 months, 23 days ago

      You'll have to sew it back on first!

      1. Arse Craic
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 10 Years
        2 months, 23 days ago

        Ye ha!

    7. Grounderz
      • 8 Years
      2 months, 23 days ago

      Unknown Genius, is that you?

    8. lindeg
      • 1 Year
      2 months, 23 days ago

      team value?

    9. in sane in de bruyne
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      2 months, 23 days ago

      Stunning

    10. Mika-eel
      • 2 Years
      2 months, 23 days ago

      My captaincy history this season.

    11. Arteta
      • 4 Years
      2 months, 23 days ago

      Mesut, come on the pitch and stop playing games.

    12.   
      2 months, 23 days ago

      1. Arse Craic
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 10 Years
        2 months, 23 days ago

        You're welcome 🙂

    13. FPL Pillars
      • 3 Years
      2 months, 23 days ago

      Comment of the day.

    14. Whats the Huth
      • 4 Years
      2 months, 23 days ago

      Hot topic worthy

  3. Brosstan
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 5 Years
    2 months, 23 days ago

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

    1. beric
      • 8 Years
      2 months, 23 days ago

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

      1. ALI_G
        • 2 Years
        2 months, 23 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
          • 8 Years
          2 months, 23 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
            2 months, 23 days ago

            actually Mane may have been better for me!

    2. Maddamotha
      • 3 Years
      2 months, 23 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
        2 months, 23 days ago

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

      2. Arteta
        • 4 Years
        2 months, 23 days ago

        Exactly!

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

      "everyone" was too busy worrying about the baby celebration

    4. Le Bluff
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 8 Years
      2 months, 23 days ago

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

  4. Maddamotha
    • 3 Years
    2 months, 23 days ago

    Epstein didnt kill himself

    1. CloudSky
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      2 months, 23 days ago

      Did you do it?

      1. Maddamotha
        • 3 Years
        2 months, 23 days ago

        Why do you ask? What do you know?

    2. Maximus Bonimus Pointimus
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 10 Years
      2 months, 23 days ago

      #LookIntoIt

      *Suspicious*

    3. DA Minnion
      • 7 Years
      2 months, 23 days ago

      Prince Andrew?

    4. Brosstan
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 5 Years
      2 months, 23 days ago

      Absolute fact

    5. ⭐ Bemba_Da ⭐
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 9 Years
      2 months, 23 days ago

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

    6. La Roja
      • 8 Years
      2 months, 23 days ago

      Ricky Gervais looks suspicious to me

    7. Brosstan
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 5 Years
      2 months, 23 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
        2 months, 23 days ago

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

  5. Goonerly
    • 2 Years
    2 months, 23 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
      2 months, 23 days ago

      442?

      1. Goonerly
        • 2 Years
        2 months, 23 days ago

        Yeah, would be.

        1. teneighty
          • 5 Years
          2 months, 23 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
          2 months, 23 days ago

          Ryan ➡ Button
          Mousset ➡ Greenwood
          Fleck ➡ Grealish?

    2. lindeg
      • 1 Year
      2 months, 23 days ago

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

      1. Goonerly
        • 2 Years
        2 months, 23 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.

  6. Salt'N'Pepe
    • 4 Years
    2 months, 23 days ago

    Yes or No:

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

    1. OldBenKenobi
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      2 months, 23 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
      2 months, 23 days ago

      Yes

    3. melvinmbabazi
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 6 Years
      2 months, 23 days ago

      no

  7. OldBenKenobi
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 3 Years
    2 months, 23 days ago

    Anyone else end up on Martial(c)?

    1. davidfromkent
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 6 Years
      2 months, 23 days ago

      Yes

      1. amit1964
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 3 Years
        2 months, 23 days ago

        why????

        1. davidfromkent
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 6 Years
          2 months, 23 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
            2 months, 23 days ago

            but he is not a good footballer just not

            1. davidfromkent
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 6 Years
              2 months, 23 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
                2 months, 23 days ago

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

                1. davidfromkent
                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                  • 6 Years
                  2 months, 23 days ago

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

                  1. amit1964
                    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                    • 3 Years
                    2 months, 23 days ago

                    still the biggest trap alongside pogba

    2. Fantasy Gold
      • 5 Years
      2 months, 23 days ago

      No. Just you.

      1. OldBenKenobi
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 3 Years
        2 months, 23 days ago

        Good 😉

    3. NO ONE RESPONDS TO ME......
      • 5 Years
      2 months, 23 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....

  8. TERIYAKI 69
    • 3 Years
    2 months, 23 days ago

    Getting inside top 10k is so hard.

    1. Geriatric Unathletic
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 9 Years
      2 months, 23 days ago

      Staying there is even harder :).

      1. Qaiss
        • 4 Years
        2 months, 23 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
      2 months, 23 days ago

      No, its not

  9. Brooksy86
    • 3 Years
    2 months, 23 days ago

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

  10. Manani
    • 8 Years
    2 months, 23 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
      2 months, 23 days ago

      I once triple captained ozil.

      Bad times.

      1. Hakim Ziyech
        • 1 Year
        2 months, 23 days ago

        Lol...You got Ö points?

    2. Qaiss
      • 4 Years
      2 months, 23 days ago

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

    3. Holmes
      • 6 Years
      2 months, 23 days ago

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

      1. Holmes
        • 6 Years
        2 months, 23 days ago

        *Arteta -_-

      • 5 Years
      2 months, 23 days ago

      Pepe also

  11. SpiritRising
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 2 Years
    2 months, 23 days ago

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

  12. Jordan.
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 10 Years
    2 months, 23 days ago

    Come on ozil you beautiful German schemer

    1. Eat my goal!
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 1 Year
      2 months, 23 days ago

      Yikes

    2. La Roja
      • 8 Years
      2 months, 23 days ago

      Ja ja, schnell schnell

  13. Brosstan
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 5 Years
    2 months, 23 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
      2 months, 23 days ago

      They finally found him through his FFS profile

    2. Holmes
      • 6 Years
      2 months, 23 days ago

      Some personal issue

    3. Hakim Ziyech
      • 1 Year
      2 months, 23 days ago

      Very much active. Last seen 15 hours ago

    4. FOO FIGHTER
      2 months, 23 days ago

      Wonder what happened to legendofrosicky?

      1. Hakim Ziyech
        • 1 Year
        2 months, 23 days ago

        Changed his username

    5. Fred54
      • 5 Years
      2 months, 23 days ago

      Think he writes for The Athletic now.

  14. Hakim Ziyech
    • 1 Year
    2 months, 23 days ago

    So ayew on pen duty with Mili out?

    1. JamieNumber4
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      2 months, 23 days ago

      Seems unlikely mate

    2. Arteta
      • 4 Years
      2 months, 23 days ago

      Zaha perhaps.

    3. JamieNumber4
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      2 months, 23 days ago

      Ian Wright according to the Set Piece takers section

      1. Hakim Ziyech
        • 1 Year
        2 months, 23 days ago

        😆

        Nicee

      2. Fred54
        • 5 Years
        2 months, 23 days ago

        Heh.

    4. Pukki Party
      • 2 Years
      2 months, 23 days ago

      Meyer maybe

  15. JamieNumber4
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    2 months, 23 days ago

    No Mili = Kelly on pens?

    1. Pukki Party
      • 2 Years
      2 months, 23 days ago

      Guaita is before him

    2. Klein
      • 4 Years
      2 months, 23 days ago

      Jinxed it. Kelly RC incoming.

  16. RamaJama
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 7 Years
    2 months, 23 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
      2 months, 23 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
        2 months, 23 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
      2 months, 23 days ago

      Ings maddison or keep rashford traore

  17. Pukki Party
    • 2 Years
    2 months, 23 days ago

    Let's go Guaita, expecting at least 12 saves

  18. pakornk
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 3 Years
    2 months, 23 days ago

    Double Liverpool defence or midfield?

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

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

  19. olidooley
    • 7 Years
    2 months, 23 days ago

    Just need Guaita cleanie wiped

    1. Big Hands Barry
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 1 Year
      2 months, 23 days ago

      Ban

  20. Luka - Man Like Serbia
    • 7 Years
    2 months, 23 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
      2 months, 23 days ago

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

  21. Egg noodle
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 10 Years
    2 months, 23 days ago

    Chances of Meyer scoring?

    1. Eat my goal!
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 1 Year
      2 months, 23 days ago

      Marty we need you!

    2. Coys96
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 2 Years
      2 months, 23 days ago

      1/1000

  22. Sif
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 7 Years
    2 months, 23 days ago

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

    1. Egg noodle
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 10 Years
      2 months, 23 days ago

      I forgot deadline and forgot armband on Martial

      • 5 Years
      2 months, 23 days ago

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

  23. Egg noodle
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 10 Years
    2 months, 23 days ago

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

  24. Hotdogs for Tea
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 4 Years
    2 months, 23 days ago

    Palace are awful

  25. Hotdogs for Tea
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 4 Years
    2 months, 23 days ago

    Auba

  26. tiger
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 8 Years
    2 months, 23 days ago

    Auba G Laca A

  27. Coys96
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 2 Years
    2 months, 23 days ago

    AUBA!!!! get in

  28. Arteta
    • 4 Years
    2 months, 23 days ago

    Laca to Auba. Too easy!

  29. SADIO SANÉ
    • 4 Years
    2 months, 23 days ago

    that goal was Fifa-like, so easy

  30. Top Lad Dakes.
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 3 Years
    2 months, 23 days ago

    Jeez, anyone but Auba man 😆