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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. Luka does it again
    • 8 Years
    7 months, 1 day ago

    YESSS!!!! Get in!

  2. Gudjohnsen
    • 3 Years
    7 months, 1 day ago

    Arsenal being Arsenal

    1. g40steve
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 2 Years
      7 months, 1 day ago

      So true, never going to win with this team.

  3. KAPTAIN KANE
    • 3 Years
    7 months, 1 day ago

    Not long until SCENES

  4. IN SANE IN DE BRUYNE
    • 3 Years
    7 months, 1 day ago

    Ayew G

  5. SB8
    • 2 Years
    7 months, 1 day ago

    Wait for VAR

  6. KAPTAIN KANE
    • 3 Years
    7 months, 1 day ago

    OMG

    1. KAPTAIN KANE
      • 3 Years
      7 months, 1 day ago

      OMG Ayew

  7. Tony Martial
    • 1 Year
    7 months, 1 day ago

    Yes palace!

  8. Skloppy Kops
    • 5 Years
    7 months, 1 day ago

    Own goal by Luiz right?
    Was not even on target the shot

    1. DAZZ
      • 6 Years
      7 months, 1 day ago

      And took 2 deflections

    2. My heart goes Salalalalah
      • 3 Years
      7 months, 1 day ago

      Commentator saying it was on target

    3. Gudjohnsen
      • 3 Years
      7 months, 1 day ago

      Should be but they are inconsistent. Remember Lampard getting all those deflected goals.

  9. Sailboats
    • 4 Years
    7 months, 1 day ago

    Same old Arsenal

    1. Brosstan
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 5 Years
      7 months, 1 day ago

      always conceding

  10. Differentiator
    • 4 Years
    7 months, 1 day ago

    AYEW KIDDING

    1. circusmonkey
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 9 Years
      7 months, 1 day ago

      Ayew my brother?

      1. Rash
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 3 Years
        7 months, 1 day ago

        Ayew serious?

  11. Budweiser
    • 6 Years
    7 months, 1 day ago

    Assist?

    1. Skloppy Kops
      • 5 Years
      7 months, 1 day ago

      Ayew

    2. Pat Bonner
      • 9 Years
      7 months, 1 day ago

      Kouyaté

    3. Differentiator
      • 4 Years
      7 months, 1 day ago

      Luiz

    4. Skloppy Kops
      • 5 Years
      7 months, 1 day ago

      Luiz OG

    5. UTD - HATED, ADORED, BUT NE…
      • 1 Year
      7 months, 1 day ago

      Ayew

    6. badgerboy
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 5 Years
      7 months, 1 day ago

      Ayew if OG. Think it was Kouyate if not.

  12. HamezMace
    • 6 Years
    7 months, 1 day ago

    Not watching the game, hows Zaha looking, wrong answers only please

    1. Marvin III
      • 3 Years
      7 months, 1 day ago

      Like a world class football player.

      1. HamezMace
        • 6 Years
        7 months, 1 day ago

        Awesome

    2. Gudjohnsen
      • 3 Years
      7 months, 1 day ago

      Has seen better games.

    3. Wild Rover
      • 9 Years
      7 months, 1 day ago

      Dirty, angry and frustrated

      1. HamezMace
        • 6 Years
        7 months, 1 day ago

        Sounds like my girlfriend

        1. Syd.
          • 11 Years
          7 months, 1 day ago

          Frustrated

          We can sort that out

          1. HamezMace
            • 6 Years
            7 months, 1 day ago

            ‘We’....I guess we know what the Wild in Wild Rover stands for.

        2. TheDragon
          • 2 Years
          7 months, 1 day ago

          Subtle ‘I’ve got a girlfriend’ brag

          1. HamezMace
            • 6 Years
            7 months, 1 day ago

            This the only website I can be sure my wife doesn’t read, where else can I brag about it?

            1. Marvin III
              • 3 Years
              7 months, 1 day ago

              She told me she reads it all the time.

    4. TheDragon
      • 2 Years
      7 months, 1 day ago

      Like a combination of Ronald and Bale in their primes

      1. HamezMace
        • 6 Years
        7 months, 1 day ago

        McDonaldo?

    5. IN SANE IN DE BRUYNE
      • 3 Years
      7 months, 1 day ago

      Better than Messi

    6. Syd.
      • 11 Years
      7 months, 1 day ago

      He was looking to the skies

  13. Naby K8a
    • 4 Years
    7 months, 1 day ago

    Brexit CB blocks that shot. Luiz fault

  14. HurriKane
    • 8 Years
    7 months, 1 day ago

    Close scouting DCL vs Maupay tonight

    Who you reckon wins the Battle of the Budget striker spot?

    1. TheDragon
      • 2 Years
      7 months, 1 day ago

      Ayew 😉

    2. Zlatanzo
      • 1 Year
      7 months, 1 day ago

      DCL

    3. Pat Bonner
      • 9 Years
      7 months, 1 day ago

      DCL longer term but Maupay next 2 looks amazing

    4. Jullepuu
      • 1 Year
      7 months, 1 day ago

      Probably Maupay because I just switched him to DCL

  15. Luka does it again
    • 8 Years
    7 months, 1 day ago

    Ayew for £2 Million (6 goals so far) was not a bad bit of business last summer.

    1. Jullepuu
      • 1 Year
      7 months, 1 day ago

      Really surprised that he has scored so many

      1. Luka does it again
        • 8 Years
        7 months, 1 day ago

        Yep - for us watching him week in week out we also never really expected the work rate as well, works really hard defensively for team even when not scoring.

        1. Jullepuu
          • 1 Year
          7 months, 1 day ago

          I knew about the work ethic but hes scoring record has always been quite bad

    2. UTD - HATED, ADORED, BUT NE…
      • 1 Year
      7 months, 1 day ago

      Could probably get 2.5 for him now

  16. Sailboats
    • 4 Years
    7 months, 1 day ago

    Crystal Palace have the loudest fans in the EPL.

    1. Luka does it again
      • 8 Years
      7 months, 1 day ago

      Yep 🙂

    2. Wild Rover
      • 9 Years
      7 months, 1 day ago

      No they don’t. They have particularly vocal section between the goal and the corner flag, that’s all. Nowhere near as loud overall as many others

      1. Sailboats
        • 4 Years
        7 months, 1 day ago

        They are the loudest and most vocal in my opinion. They sing throughout the entire match, while most other teams only sing when they are ahead.

      2. Luka does it again
        • 8 Years
        7 months, 1 day ago

        Nope, the Arthur Wait is always rocking loudly as well in my experience.

    3. Pat Bonner
      • 9 Years
      7 months, 1 day ago

      Brilliant fans considering what they have to watch

    4. UTD - HATED, ADORED, BUT NE…
      • 1 Year
      7 months, 1 day ago

      It was like a library when they were in the Championship

    5. Marvin III
      • 3 Years
      7 months, 1 day ago

      Personally I find that incessant drumming unbearable.

    6. Tsparkes10
      • 1 Year
      7 months, 1 day ago

      Hahahaha

      1. Pat Bonner
        • 9 Years
        7 months, 1 day ago

        Only been to West Ham and Newcastle this season and atmosphere has been horrendous apart from West Ham sheff Utd game, away fans were brilliant!

    7. Brosstan
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 5 Years
      7 months, 1 day ago

      The bloody drum cancels out whatever positive praise their supporters deserve

    8. FPLGeezer
      • 1 Year
      7 months, 1 day ago

      Loudest home fans probably consistently. Away fans not much to write home about. United are still the best away support in the country.

      1. UTD - HATED, ADORED, BUT NE…
        • 1 Year
        7 months, 1 day ago

        Lol

  17. Gudjohnsen
    • 3 Years
    7 months, 1 day ago

    Kouyate assist

  18. pjomara
    • 10 Years
    7 months, 1 day ago

    Any football apps that give the assist info in the notifications?
    I use flashscore app which give assist info on the website and in the app but only the score and scorer in the notifications

    1. Marvin III
      • 3 Years
      7 months, 1 day ago

      Forza football.

  19. Stupendous
    • 7 Years
    7 months, 1 day ago

    Ayew 2nd on my bench as always. Behind Soyuncu this week.

    1. IN SANE IN DE BRUYNE
      • 3 Years
      7 months, 1 day ago

      Waste of money, get Greenwood instead

    2. FPL Pillars
      • 4 Years
      7 months, 1 day ago

      Heh

    3. RamaJama
      • 7 Years
      7 months, 1 day ago

      How long will Ayew keep his place wit Tonsun?

  20. badgerboy
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 5 Years
    7 months, 1 day ago

    Goal given to Ayew.

  21. 1justlookin
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 9 Years
    7 months, 1 day ago

    early days I know BUT when is it likely to be a good time to WC, bench boost & play the FH chip?

    1. HamezMace
      • 6 Years
      7 months, 1 day ago

      It’ll be later in the season depending on how the blank/double game weeks shake up...which depends on how the FA cup pans out.

      I’ve read DGW37 will be a good BB week.
      I think 31, will be a blank, so FH that week
      WC between the two.

      1. 1justlookin
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 9 Years
        7 months, 1 day ago

        Thanks

  22. Differentiator
    • 4 Years
    7 months, 1 day ago

    Liverpool in late-stage talks to sign striker Hubert Brollins from Crewe Alexandria FC for £4m

    1. Marvin III
      • 3 Years
      7 months, 1 day ago

      There is no such player?

    2. FPL Pillars
      • 4 Years
      7 months, 1 day ago

      Mane to be dropped? 😉

  23. Pat Bonner
    • 9 Years
    7 months, 1 day ago

    That could be a red

    1. Pat Bonner
      • 9 Years
      7 months, 1 day ago

      Aubameyang

    2. Gudjohnsen
      • 3 Years
      7 months, 1 day ago

      Agreed

    3. Over Midwicket
      • 8 Years
      7 months, 1 day ago

      Should be a ref

      1. Over Midwicket
        • 8 Years
        7 months, 1 day ago

        Red

  24. Over Midwicket
    • 8 Years
    7 months, 1 day ago

    Auba YC no baps this time lad. Haha.

    1. SB8
      • 2 Years
      7 months, 1 day ago

      Gonna be red

  25. Brosstan
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 5 Years
    7 months, 1 day ago

    Auba lucky...

    1. Brosstan
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 5 Years
      7 months, 1 day ago

      Could still see red and wouldnt be harsh at all

  26. ⭐ Bemba_Da ⭐
    • 10 Years
    7 months, 1 day ago

    That has to be red

    1. Gudjohnsen
      • 3 Years
      7 months, 1 day ago

      Agreed

  27. Gudjohnsen
    • 3 Years
    7 months, 1 day ago

    Shoyld be a red

  28. Reiger
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 4 Years
    7 months, 1 day ago

    Bright red

  29. Luka does it again
    • 8 Years
    7 months, 1 day ago

    Terrible tackle.

  30. PortoGuy
    • 1 Year
    7 months, 1 day ago

    Hi all
    2FT 1Mitb

    Guaita
    TAA Lunds Soy
    Martial KDB Maddison Grealish Mane
    Tammy Vardy

    Button Maupay Rico Williams

    Over the next two-three weeks (no hits)
    A. Guaita, Tammy, Martial to Alisson, Richarlison, Ings
    B. Guaita, Williams, Tammy, Martial to Ryan, Gomez, Ings, Richarlison
    C.Other

    Cheers