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Aubameyang starts again as Arteta shuffles the Arsenal attack

Owners of popular Double Gameweek 30+ asset Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang (£11.1m) will be pleased with Arsenal’s latest line-up.

Despite playing 90 minutes in the 3-0 defeat at Manchester City on Wednesday night, the Gunners’ number 14 has been handed another start on Saturday afternoon.

Outside of Aubameyang, Mikel Arteta has certainly shuffled the pack for the trip to Brighton, including Alexandre Lacazette (£9.4m) up-front and dropping Eddie Nketiah (£4.4m) to the bench.

It is possible that the Frenchman could be paired with Aubameyang in a front-two, although the personnel chosen by Arteta could also line-up in a 4-2-3-1.

Nicolas Pépé (£9.3m) returns to the side to operate on the right-hand side of midfield, while Bukayo Saka (£4.7m), making a second start in the space of a week, could either play on the left of midfield or as the number 10.

Rob Holding (£4.4m) comes in for the injured Pablo Mari (£4.8m) and suspended David Luiz (£5.7m), while Sead Kolasinac (£5.2m) replaces the benched Kieran Tierney (£5.3m).

Meanwhile, Mesut Özil (£7.3m) still cannot get into the starting line-up, although was, at least, included on the bench this time.

Brighton manager Graham Potter has gone with a 4-3-3 shape with a largely unsurprising selection.

Neal Maupay (£5.7m) spearheads the attacking trio, flanked by Leandro Trossard (£5.8m) and Pascal Groß (£6.2m).

Budget option Aaron Mooy (£4.8m) may be one to watch given his pre-lockdown form. He is in the central midfield trio with Davy Pröpper (£4.8m) and Yves Bissouma (£5.0m).

Brighton and Hove Albion XI: Ryan; Burn, Webster, Dunk, Schelotto; Pröpper, Bissouma, Mooy; Trossard, Maupay, Groß.

Arsenal XI: Leno; Kolasinac, Holding, Mustafi, Bellerín; Saka, Ceballos, Guendouzi, Pépé; Aubameyang, Lacazette.

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1,089 Comments Post a Comment
  1. Giggs Boson
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 8 Years
    1 month, 25 days ago

    Maupay delivers on his strong stats.

    1. Pras Scott Talent
      • 8 Years
      1 month, 25 days ago

      About 4 months late

  2. gers23
    • 8 Years
    1 month, 25 days ago

    Literally no idea who to get in for Auba. My gran would be a better pick ffs

    1. Wolves Ay We
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      1 month, 25 days ago

      He was unlucky today

    2. Bossworld
      • 1 Year
      1 month, 25 days ago

      Vardy, DCL, Jimenez, frankly, anyone else. Not Auba’s fault he’s playing on the left wing I guess

      1. sthelenslad92
        • 5 Years
        1 month, 25 days ago

        Kane maybe?

  3. Berbs
    • 9 Years
    1 month, 25 days ago

    Arsenal players in general are so salty and childish. Pathetic team with a pathetic attitude.

    Maupay did absolutely nothing wrong today. A very unfortunate injury for Leno.

    1. diesel001
      • 3 Years
      1 month, 25 days ago

      The last 7 years of Wenger destroyed the culture and standards of Arsenal and Emery was not able to salvage it.

      Arteta needs to clear out the squad. Starting with Luiz, Xhaka, Lacazette, Ozil and potentially, Auba (if he doesn't want to sign a new contract).

      Arteta needs to work with the youngsters and develop a new culture with higher standards.

      1. Berbs
        • 9 Years
        1 month, 25 days ago

        Bang average club now. Wouldn't be surprised if they finish 10th next season.

        1. diesel001
          • 3 Years
          1 month, 25 days ago

          Yep. That is why they need to clear out the senior players. The senior players have a certain culture. That is not the culture and level that Arsenal needs if they want to get back to the top.

    2. badgerboy
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 5 Years
      1 month, 25 days ago

      They always seem mentally fragile as a unit.

  4. Monkey Hanger
    • 7 Years
    1 month, 25 days ago

    Did Guendozi even touch Maupay, Brighton player should be embarassed.

    1. Royal5
      • 8 Years
      1 month, 25 days ago

      Pathetic by Maupay

      1. Reg83
        1 month, 25 days ago

        Pathetic by guendozi. He should get 3 match ban. Maupay the hero

        1. Royal5
          • 8 Years
          1 month, 25 days ago

          Get some fresh air.

    2. Collie01
      • 3 Years
      1 month, 25 days ago

      Guendozi flicked out a hand as Maupay ran past. Definitely made contact with Maupay who of course made the most of it.

    3. Berbs
      • 9 Years
      1 month, 25 days ago

      Looks worse in slow motion

      It's street wise, every player does it

  5. Firminoooo
    • 4 Years
    1 month, 25 days ago

    Hope Guendouzi dont get banned. He is coming in as my fifth midfielder.

  6. Pépé sur le P…
    • 4 Years
    1 month, 25 days ago

    This camera man must be zoomed in from 1 mile of social distancing. Getting queasy watching this interview

    1. Pépé sur le P…
      • 4 Years
      1 month, 25 days ago

      OR WOMAN

      1. badgerboy
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 5 Years
        1 month, 25 days ago

        Nice save.

        1. Pépé sur le P…
          • 4 Years
          1 month, 25 days ago

          OR BADGER

          1. badgerboy
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 5 Years
            1 month, 25 days ago

            Need thumbs to work those things. Snuffling around in hedges is about all we're good for.

            1. Pépé sur le P…
              • 4 Years
              1 month, 25 days ago

              Speak for yourself boy. I'm sure the badgergirls of this world are up to the task

              1. badgerboy
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 5 Years
                1 month, 25 days ago

                The need to get out from under the Badger patriarchy first.

                1. Pépé sur le P…
                  • 4 Years
                  1 month, 25 days ago

                  Oppressor!

                2. Pépé sur le P…
                  • 4 Years
                  1 month, 25 days ago

                  I'm sure they can smash through that grass ceiling

                  1. badgerboy
                    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                    • 5 Years
                    1 month, 25 days ago

                    The hedgehogs did it years ago, we're just a bit behind the times.

  7. Berbs
    • 9 Years
    1 month, 25 days ago

    Maupay:

    "Arsenal players need to learn humility. They deserved what they got."

    😆

    1. Ron_Swanson
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 10 Years
      1 month, 25 days ago

      Loved that! Well said

    2. KICKandRUSH
      • 2 Years
      1 month, 25 days ago

      Did he really say that? He shouldn't be surprised if he gets beat up on the way home.

  8. Danstoke82
    • 6 Years
    1 month, 25 days ago

    Best 3rd forward option to go alongside Jimenez and Rashford in my WC draft?

    A) DCL
    B) Ings

    Thanks in advance

    1. Ron_Swanson
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 10 Years
      1 month, 25 days ago

      See how DCL plays first. Ings looked very fit and sharp

      1. Danstoke82
        • 6 Years
        1 month, 25 days ago

        I feel it will be hard to judge DCL up against Liverpool though. Up against Van Dijk

    2. Paul Psychic Octopus
      • 9 Years
      1 month, 25 days ago

      I would go DCL but save the difference in cash in case you decide to switch later. Can't judge him vs. Liverpool. Also with 2 games a week, and Soton nothing to play for, I expect Ings to suffer from rotation.

      1. Danstoke82
        • 6 Years
        1 month, 25 days ago

        Great feedback thankyou

  9. Monkey Hanger
    • 7 Years
    1 month, 25 days ago

    That's another side with nothing to play for now.

    1. Ron_Swanson
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 10 Years
      1 month, 25 days ago

      They’ll still want to go for top 6 or even just to finish above Spurs who they are level with.

      They will still play like they have nothing to play for though I expect

  10. Major League Shocker
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    1 month, 25 days ago

    Hats off to TheFantasyFreak, he nailed it! No Auba was the right move.

    1. TheFantasyFreÆK ⭐
      • 7 Years
      1 month, 25 days ago

      Thank you! 🙂

  11. Pépé sur le P…
    • 4 Years
    1 month, 25 days ago

    10 points from 2 in that game, not bad. Well, also I get Targett's points thanks to the third player in that game, Ozil. Hopefully at least 18 points from 3 then. I advise people to buy more Arsenal players!

  12. masyuris
    • 7 Years
    1 month, 25 days ago

    Please choose best option for wildcard team until GW 38:
    A. Nyland or Martinez
    B. Kiko Femenia, Lascelles or Charlie Taylor
    C. Justin, Egan or Saiss

  13. Nightcrawler
    • 1 Year
    1 month, 25 days ago

    Wish i wasnt around for the villa shu leaked team news

    Upgraded samatta to auba

    Downgraded TAA and Sterling to Mahrez and Alonso

  14. CONNERS
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 1 Year
    1 month, 25 days ago

    I guarantee Auba will get a haul of points in the Southampton and Norwich games once the DGW is finished.

    You know how this game works.

  15. Luka does it again
    • 8 Years
    1 month, 25 days ago

    Come on Wolves!

  16. UnitedRthebest
    1 month, 25 days ago

    63 with 8 left. Any good?

    1. CONNERS
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 1 Year
      1 month, 25 days ago

      About average I'd say.

  17. KGFC
    • 3 Years
    1 month, 25 days ago

    Jimmmyyy!!