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What impact has Mikel Arteta had at Arsenal?

As many as a quarter of the teams in this season’s Premier League – Arsenal, Everton, Spurs, Watford and West Ham – changed managers during the opening 29 Gameweeks.

In a new series of members’ articles, we take a look at each side’s displays for the new man in charge and assess their key performers in Fantasy Premier League.

To get us underway, we visit the Emirates Stadium to check in on Arsenal’s progress under Mikel Arteta.

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  1. beric
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 8 Years
    10 months, 24 days ago

    Is everyone ok?

    1. Ginkapo FPL
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 9 Years
      10 months, 24 days ago

      Annie are you ok?

    2. Ginkapo FPL
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 9 Years
      10 months, 24 days ago

      To answer your question. I'm not ok, youve robbed me of my morning article first post.

      1. el polako
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 3 Years
        10 months, 24 days ago

        Since you mentioned Annie you musn't worry becasue...
        Tomorrow tomorrow there's always tomorrow...

    3. Pipermaru
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 6 Years
      10 months, 24 days ago

      S'all good, man!

    4. The Knights Template
      • 7 Years
      10 months, 24 days ago

      'Tis but a flesh wound.

    5. Lateriser 12
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 9 Years
      10 months, 24 days ago

      OMG Beric

      How you been man

    6. cravencottage
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 9 Years
      10 months, 24 days ago

      yes, Good here, but my city, Detroit, is getting hit hard

  2. Jafooli
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 9 Years
    10 months, 24 days ago

    Is LiveFPL down for anyone else? Wanna check my score....

    1. Ógie
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 8 Years
      10 months, 24 days ago

      Yeah it is down for me too Jaf.

      I was scrolling through the rankings last night and I think I seen your name around the 250th mark if I remember correctly.

    2. Ragabolly
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 11 Years
      10 months, 24 days ago

      Was working on some updates 🙂

      1. Jafooli
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 9 Years
        10 months, 24 days ago

        Free WC?

    3. Jafooli
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 9 Years
      10 months, 24 days ago

      Cheers all, appreciated...

  3. BNMC
    • 1 Year
    10 months, 24 days ago

    D(TC)L loading...

  4. Jafooli
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 9 Years
    10 months, 24 days ago

    86pts 😎

    Get out my team Son.....

  5. BNMC
    • 1 Year
    10 months, 24 days ago

    Is there a home advantage in the sim? Or does it account for how well teams play at home/away from home?

    1. Ragabolly
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 11 Years
      10 months, 24 days ago

      Yup, both things are included

  6. Pattwood
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 5 Years
    10 months, 24 days ago

    Ragabolly - couple of questions please. I’m setting up a mini league with a few friends. Do you intend to expand league table beyond top 500 so we can see each other’s teams? And do you intend to add a page that shows total scores for players in virtual game not FPL now its underway? Thanks.

    1. Ragabolly
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 11 Years
      10 months, 24 days ago

      Will add those to the list of things to think about

  7. wayne50
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 6 Years
    10 months, 24 days ago

    Ragabolly - I am really enjoying the FPL simulation league but I am currently unable to make changes to my GW2 team. When I make a change it doesn't save the team after I hit the save button. Any feedback would be appreciated.

    1. Treadstone
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 2 Years
      10 months, 24 days ago

      Same problem.

    2. Ragabolly
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 11 Years
      10 months, 24 days ago

      Yeah same for me too. I will check what's wrong

      1. wayne50
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 6 Years
        10 months, 24 days ago

        Thanks and well done with organising this great game.

      2. Ragabolly
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 11 Years
        10 months, 24 days ago

        I think I found the issue and fixed it. Can you please confirm?

        1. wayne50
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 6 Years
          10 months, 24 days ago

          All ok now. On what days and times will the Game Weeks be changed?. Thanks again for all your hard work.

          1. Ragabolly
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 11 Years
            10 months, 24 days ago

            4 GWs per week (Saturday, Sunday, Tuesday and Thursday). All deadlines are at 7 pm, and games start at 8 pm with 10 minutes between games.

            1. Ragabolly
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 11 Years
              10 months, 24 days ago

              And it's my pleasure!

              1. Men in green tights
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 2 Years
                10 months, 24 days ago

                Fantastic hope all runs well, so no headaches for you
                Many thanks

            2. wayne50
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 6 Years
              10 months, 24 days ago

              Great news. I will be getting my Fantasy Football fix now on a regular basis.

  8. FPL Virgin
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 4 Years
    10 months, 24 days ago

    Great to have Paul back. This is the required standard when it comes to high level FPL content.

    1. Fitzy.
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 9 Years
      10 months, 24 days ago

      This isn't the required standard when it comes to high level FPL comments.

  9. FPL Virgin
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 4 Years
    10 months, 24 days ago

    A few follow ups on Auba from this great article:

    - His 31.6% conversion rate under Arteta is very high even for him. I doubt it will continue.

    - How does Auba compare to his teammates for bonus? I'm wondering if (like Chris Wood) he scores a goal and get appearance points then is 30 bps enough to get him in the conversation for maximum bonus because he teammates are poor on bonus?

  10. FPL Virgin
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 4 Years
    10 months, 24 days ago

    Interesting that FERNANDES scored a 14 and SARR scored a 12 for being most involved in the attack in Virtual FPL. I'm tempted to kneejerk them in.

    1. Men in green tights
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 2 Years
      10 months, 24 days ago

      Tempted with sarr have run a few games and he always gets at least an assist , normally a goal or two /assist

  11. FPL Virgin
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 4 Years
    10 months, 24 days ago

    Who are people captaining in GW2 of Virtual FPL? I'm currently on Mane at home to Arsenal.

    1. 1912 F.A Cup Winners
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      10 months, 24 days ago

      Same here mate!! All starting 11 playing at home too!! Lots of 1 and 2 pointers guaranteed haha

    2. TorresMagic™
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • Has Moderation Rights
      • 11 Years
      10 months, 24 days ago

      Waiting for the captains poll.

    3. gooberman
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 9 Years
      10 months, 24 days ago

      Same

    4. bitm2007
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 6 Years
      10 months, 24 days ago

      Tempted by Vardy, but will probably play it safe with Salah.

    5. Original - Wolves Ay We
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 5 Years
      10 months, 24 days ago

      DCL is tempting.

  12. Epic ⚽ 墅
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 10 Years
    10 months, 24 days ago

    How many managers have signed up for Virtual FPL?

    1. TorresMagic™
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • Has Moderation Rights
      • 11 Years
      10 months, 24 days ago

      Over 2000 teams

    2. GreennRed
      • 9 Years
      10 months, 24 days ago

      2004 teams. Probably 500 managers 😉

    3. Ógie
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 8 Years
      10 months, 24 days ago

      I think i seen someone say around the 2k mark.

      Not a bad following for something that came out of the blue.

      1. Epic ⚽ 墅
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 10 Years
        10 months, 24 days ago

        Yeah that's quite a lot considering only about 20 people are posting.

        1. Ógie
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 8 Years
          10 months, 24 days ago

          I suppose that ffs is not the be-alls and end-alls of fpl that it once was EF.

          Lots of other places where the word can be spread now like twitter,reddit and other fpl sites.
          Also as we know not everyone posts and for every poster you got a whole bunch of lurkers looking on.

          Guys like us are just old fashioned now EF like some old dudes who sit in the same corner of the pub stubbornly smoking their pipes like they always did.

          1. Epic ⚽ 墅
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 10 Years
            10 months, 24 days ago

            Very true. I don't know the figures but I remember them saying that the amount of people that post is nothing compared to the amount of visitors who don't post. Add that to the amount of other platforms and the people in the comment section are insignificant.

            1. Ógie
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 8 Years
              10 months, 24 days ago

              I remember a thread that turned into a hot topic either last season or the season before where we were asking the lurkers to come out of the shadows.

              It was amazing how many of em came out of the woodwork with a comment or a short story.

              Maybe TM could use his magic powers to dig that HT up for us again?

              1. TorresMagic™
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • Has Moderation Rights
                • 11 Years
                10 months, 24 days ago

                Don't have any powers outside advanced google searches.

                https://www.fantasyfootballscout.co.uk/hot-topics/ has 148 pages spanning 6 years, should have what you are after 🙂

                1. Epic ⚽ 墅
                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                  • 10 Years
                  10 months, 24 days ago

                  All those gravs next to HTs makes it easier to see how very little 'regular' users are given hot topics.

                  Not your fault or anything obviously. Just an observation.

                2. Ógie
                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                  • 8 Years
                  10 months, 24 days ago

                  I will give a look later when i have time but it might have been just a sticky so it may be harder to find.

                  Maybe ye should introduce a search page for normal sticky's like ye do with HT's as some of them can be quite interesting.

                  Thanks anyway TM.

                  1. TorresMagic™
                    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                    • Has Moderation Rights
                    • 11 Years
                    10 months, 24 days ago

                    Think EF found it below.

                  2. TorresMagic™
                    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                    • Has Moderation Rights
                    • 11 Years
                    10 months, 24 days ago

                    Sticky would need a title to be searched making them a hot topic.

              2. Epic ⚽ 墅
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 10 Years
                10 months, 24 days ago

                Was this the thread?

                7 years old mind. 😀

                https://www.fantasyfootballscout.co.uk/comment/5781112

                1. Ógie
                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                  • 8 Years
                  10 months, 24 days ago

                  Lol great thread 🙂

                  No the one i am thinking of is much more recent than that but along the same lines.

                2. FPL Virgin
                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                  • 4 Years
                  10 months, 24 days ago

                  How on earth did you find this?

    4. GreennRed
      • 9 Years
      10 months, 24 days ago

      Not many recommended Luther on Netflix. A right good show 🙂

      1. GreennRed
        • 9 Years
        10 months, 24 days ago

        Reply fáil!

      2. FPL Virgin
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 4 Years
        10 months, 24 days ago

        What a random thought!

  13. rokonto
    • 5 Years
    10 months, 24 days ago

    Anyone know why the FPL site hasn't updated this week yet

    1. Epic ⚽ 墅
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 10 Years
      10 months, 24 days ago

      Probably 'cause there's no rush.

    2. bitm2007
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 6 Years
      10 months, 24 days ago

      Wolves v Arsenal was scheduled to take place at 8:00pm this evening.

      1. Original - Wolves Ay We
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 5 Years
        10 months, 24 days ago

        Yep, going to watch the match in a parallel universe with no Coronavirus. Will come back and let you know the result. 😀

      2. TorresMagic™
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • Has Moderation Rights
        • 11 Years
        10 months, 24 days ago

        Didn't matter in the previous GWs.

  14. Corgzzzz
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 5 Years
    10 months, 24 days ago

    Reading the main article. Do people think Aubameyang stats are impressive or are Arsenal still poor......is he worth the risk...??

    1. Men in green tights
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 2 Years
      10 months, 24 days ago

      Personally I am sticking with him as arsenal have only the league to focus on and will need a good finish and he is good at finishing when given the chance
      Cheers

      1. FPL Virgin
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 4 Years
        10 months, 24 days ago

        He's definitely over performing. I don't think he's worth 11m out on the left although the extra game is tempting.

        1. Men in green tights
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 2 Years
          10 months, 24 days ago

          That's what I was thinking ,also if you was to change him out who would be a better pick

          1. FPL Virgin
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 4 Years
            10 months, 24 days ago

            I think a cheap forward like DCL, Wood or Deeney and using the money to upgrade elsewhere is a good idea.

            1. Men in green tights
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 2 Years
              10 months, 24 days ago

              Current line up is auba,Jimi, and DCL was looking possibly getting rashford or vardy if I did change, as currently happy with mid and still a little bit of tinkering to do with Def.
              How is your slow WC going anyway
              Cheers

  15. BNMC
    • 1 Year
    10 months, 24 days ago

    Ragabolly if you're here, another question for you about the game.
    Do players have form coded into them - for example, if a striker scored in one game is he now more likely to score in the next game? Or is it all random?

    1. Ragabolly
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 11 Years
      10 months, 24 days ago

      Yes form is coded. Before GW1, players entered with their form from FPL. And now their form updates with their Virtual FPL performance

  16. Corgzzzz
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 5 Years
    10 months, 24 days ago

    Well done to Ragabolly and others for the creation of virtual FF.....certainly help me scratch that itch if nothing else.....

  17. Henning
    • 6 Years
    10 months, 24 days ago

    Are People Still doing transfers in case the league goes on in the summer?

    1. BNMC
      • 1 Year
      10 months, 24 days ago

      Not if there's gonna be a mega GW38

      1. Henning
        • 6 Years
        10 months, 24 days ago

        I only have 1 playing goalkeeper is it worth to get another one in?

        1. Men in green tights
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 2 Years
          10 months, 24 days ago

          Yes in my opinion

        2. GreennRed
          • 9 Years
          10 months, 24 days ago

          Playing? Report that goalkeeper!

          😉

          Good move to get a second keeper alright. I haven't made transfers since the postponement but the VPL is a good distraction.

          1. Henning
            • 6 Years
            10 months, 24 days ago

            : )

    2. Men in green tights
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 2 Years
      10 months, 24 days ago

      Only if they have not got a wildcard left so doing a slow WC just in case a mega gw38 if season restarts
      Cheers

      1. Henning
        • 6 Years
        10 months, 24 days ago

        Have alredy used my Wc so maby i should make some Transfers to be ready just in case.

    3. Epic ⚽ 墅
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 10 Years
      10 months, 24 days ago

      Some people are, yes.

    4. FPL Virgin
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      10 months, 24 days ago

      I'm on a slow Wildcard

  18. FPL Pillars
    • 4 Years
    10 months, 24 days ago

    Time goes by so sloooooowly

    1. GreennRed
      • 9 Years
      10 months, 24 days ago

      And time can do so much.

      1. DOG GOD IT - KEANE 15
        • 7 Years
        10 months, 24 days ago

        Are you still mine?

    2. FPL Virgin
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      10 months, 24 days ago

      Time goes by
      No time to cry
      Life's you and I
      Alive today

      1. GreennRed
        • 9 Years
        10 months, 24 days ago

        Nice words Virg. Wrong tune though 😉

        https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=IYj2hex99gY

    3. GreennRed
      • 9 Years
      10 months, 24 days ago

      When routine bites hard

  19. FPL Virgin
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 4 Years
    10 months, 24 days ago

    One glorious day when I wake up and refresh this page it won't be empty https://www.fantasyfootballscout.co.uk/profiles/admin-2/

    1. Ógie
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 8 Years
      10 months, 24 days ago

      Maybe Mark has been banned Virg?

  20. Henning
    • 6 Years
    10 months, 24 days ago

    Not so many questions in herr so i vi e it a try.

    0.4 m in the bank.
    Who should i get rid of and who should i try to get in.

    Pope Button

    TAA VvD Stephens Boly Lundstram

    Salah KDB Perez Fernandes Sarr

    Aubameyang Jimenez DCL

    1. Henning
      • 6 Years
      10 months, 24 days ago

      *Not so many questions in here so i give it a try.

      1. TorresMagic™
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • Has Moderation Rights
        • 11 Years
        10 months, 24 days ago

        All depends on what chips you have.

        1. Henning
          • 6 Years
          10 months, 24 days ago

          Bench boost and free hit

          1. Men in green tights
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 2 Years
            10 months, 24 days ago

            If what most people are expecting is a possible 1 giant game week you would need to get 15 players who start to use your bench boost, so s playing gk maybe a utd defender as well
            Cheers

            1. Henning
              • 6 Years
              10 months, 24 days ago

              Thanx.

  21. La Roja
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 8 Years
    10 months, 24 days ago

    How’s she looking?

    Pope
    TAA Alonso Doherty
    KDB Mount Salah Bruno
    Ayew DCL Auba

    4.0 Lundstram Dendoncker Taylor

    With 2 FT’s planning below soon

    Ayew Auba ➡ Vardy Jota

    1. GreennRed
      • 9 Years
      10 months, 24 days ago

      FPL or VPL?

      1. La Roja
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 8 Years
        10 months, 24 days ago

        VPL?

        1. GreennRed
          • 9 Years
          10 months, 24 days ago

          Virtual game.

    2. Amey
      • 2 Years
      10 months, 24 days ago

      Jota is too hot n cold.
      Might bring Wood instead

  22. BNMC
    • 1 Year
    10 months, 24 days ago

    I feel like Lundstram could still be a good pick in VPL despite being moved to midfield, mainly because of his low price. I'd want to see him getting consistent attacking returns though.

    1. GreennRed
      • 9 Years
      10 months, 24 days ago

      For me he's a better defender pick cos Sheffield will still get more cleansheets and he'll lose those extra points as a mid.

  23. Pointless
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 5 Years
    8 months, 24 days ago

    If I've mistakenly transferred out this week players I had value in... am I able to press Free Hit button to re-set my team to how it was on Monday, then immediately cancel the Free Hit and make new unlimited transfers again with my original players as my basepoint? (Yes I know I was stupid!)