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Saka back for Arsenal as West Ham visit Emirates Stadium

Bukayo Saka (£5.4m) is back in the Arsenal team as they host West Ham in Gameweek 2.

The FPL midfielder lost his place in the team as Willian (£8.1m) dropped in to make his debut at Fulham on opening weekend, but Mikel Arteta has found a place for him this time out.

While Saka spent most of pre-season on the right-hand side of Arsenal’s front-three, it appears as if he will be occupying the left wing-back role performed by Ainsley Maitland-Niles (£5.0m) in Gameweek 1, who drops to the bench.

Meanwhile, Saturday’s evening match is a crucial one for the Gameweek 2 captaincy, as Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang (£12.0m) was handed the armband by over two million managers.

The Gabonese international is, once again, joined in the front-three by Alexandre Lacazette (£8.5m), who opened the scoring this season.

Arteta retains faith with the same back-three that kept a clean sheet at Fulham, naming Kieran Tierney (£5.5m), Rob Holding (£4.5m) and Gabriel (£5.0m) in the team to face West Ham.

Meanwhile, Michail Antonio (£6.4m) keeps the Hammers’ centre-forward berth for another week, supported in attacking midfield by Arthur Masuaku (£4.5m), Pablo Fornals (£6.5m) and Jarrod Bowen (£6.4m).

There is still no start for Ben Johnson (£4.0m), the budget defender named on the bench once more, still behind Ryan Fredericks (£4.5m) in the right-back pecking order.

Arsenal XI: Leno; Tierney, Holding, Gabriel; Saka, Ceballos, Xhaka, Bellerín; Aubameyang, Lacazette, Willian.

West Ham United XI: Fabianski; Cresswell, Ogbonna, Diop, Fredericks; Rice, Soucek; Masuaku, Fornals, Bowen; Antonio.

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1,778 Comments Post a Comment
  1. Stupendous
    • 9 Years
    1 year, 29 days ago

    Honestly, 12m for an uninterested winger?

    Blow the whistle already ref.

    1. soup natsi
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 6 Years
      1 year, 29 days ago

      ref said he will if you write the same thing five more times

    2. Daniel Jebbison
      • 12 Years
      1 year, 29 days ago

      Yeah he looks uninterested

  2. lordkippe
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 4 Years
    1 year, 29 days ago

    Sterling or KDB ?

    1. Gudjohnsen
      • 4 Years
      1 year, 29 days ago

      Sterling

    2. Arn De Gothia
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 11 Years
      1 year, 29 days ago

      Based on what?

      1. Dr. Rog
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 12 Years
        1 year, 29 days ago

        Ownership

        1. Arn De Gothia
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 11 Years
          1 year, 29 days ago

          Then just look at % 🙂

  3. Champions League Varane
    • 2 Years
    1 year, 29 days ago

    Always when I captain Auba he blanks

    1. ALI_G
      • 3 Years
      1 year, 29 days ago

      he hasn't blanked

    2. Champions League Varane
      • 2 Years
      1 year, 29 days ago

      *doesnt return well

    3. Gudjohnsen
      • 4 Years
      1 year, 29 days ago

      Same for me

    4. beric
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 9 Years
      1 year, 29 days ago

      He got an assist ennit

    5. sully29
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 7 Years
      1 year, 29 days ago

      Strange that so many people say this given he's a flat-track bully if you look at which teams he scores his goals against.

  4. Slitherene
    • 3 Years
    1 year, 29 days ago

    What to do with Willian + Aubameyang + 2.5 ITB?

    Don't have United, City or Salah..

    1. Arn De Gothia
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 11 Years
      1 year, 29 days ago

      How about letting city play first? You seen how it went for all who rushed manures in

  5. Giggs Boson
    • 10 Years
    1 year, 29 days ago

    Urgh, so close Antonio...

  6. F_Ivanovic
    • 6 Years
    1 year, 29 days ago

    glad to see casuals punished this week by ignoring everton assets.

    1. Bubz
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 8 Years
      1 year, 29 days ago

      Everton assets were among the most transferred in

    2. Heiro
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 11 Years
      1 year, 29 days ago

      Pretty toxic.
      4 top 5ks and I don't knee jerk based on one game.

      Wanted to see a bit more

      1. F_Ivanovic
        • 6 Years
        1 year, 29 days ago

        relax all. I don't even have any Everton players myself. It was a reverse jab on the inevitable casuals getting lucky for their 1 week punts. I'm happy for those that got them in even if my GW was complete rubbish.

    3. doher.ty
      • 1 Year
      1 year, 29 days ago

      What are you on about?

    4. Slouch87
      • 6 Years
      1 year, 29 days ago

      Kind of comment which makes this place what it is.

  7. Slurpy
    • 6 Years
    1 year, 29 days ago

    Ramsdale (BPF)
    Digne Justin TAA Dallas (Ferguson)
    Auba Salah ASM Son (Soucek)
    Adams Werner (Davies)

    2FT
    1m ITB
    Want City, United Everton option and to shift ASM if he doesn't get a return.
    Worth a wildcard or can it be done in 3?

    1. UnitedRthebest
      • 1 Year
      1 year, 29 days ago

      Auba to KDB and Adams to DCL. Could also do Son to James. Wait for a MUN asset

    2. Arn De Gothia
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 11 Years
      1 year, 29 days ago

      Maybe Son out for JRod? But not yet

  8. ⭐ Bemba_Da ⭐
    • 11 Years
    1 year, 29 days ago

    Get Pepe on and move up top

    1. Giggs Boson
      • 10 Years
      1 year, 29 days ago

      Fabianski owner?

  9. 1
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 6 Years
    1 year, 29 days ago

    Is there a consensus for when would be most sensible to use the Free Hit chip?

    1. Andy_Social
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 9 Years
      1 year, 29 days ago

      2021

      1. 1
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 6 Years
        1 year, 29 days ago

        Cheers, my team has awful GW3 fixtures but very good GW4 fixtures, so am reluctant to take players out because of one bad GW.

    2. Dr. Rog
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 12 Years
      1 year, 29 days ago

      When you have massive team value + double game week.
      Usually wk 34-36.

      1. 1
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 6 Years
        1 year, 29 days ago

        Thanks, I have the issue above. But it sounds like it's best to hold off.

      2. Arn De Gothia
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 11 Years
        1 year, 29 days ago

        Or when 4-5 games are postponed

    3. doher.ty
      • 1 Year
      1 year, 29 days ago

      Screw consensus, I’m running my team how I want

  10. Pedram
    • 8 Years
    1 year, 29 days ago

    Willian going back to being a fraud again

    1. doher.ty
      • 1 Year
      1 year, 29 days ago

      He’s literally never been a consistent FPL asset

  11. ⭐ Bemba_Da ⭐
    • 11 Years
    1 year, 29 days ago

    Auba playing deeper than kola at times

    1. Daniel Jebbison
      • 12 Years
      1 year, 29 days ago

      See below 🙂

  12. Ibra
    • 3 Years
    1 year, 29 days ago

    Which duo?

    A) James & Greenwood
    B) Robbo & Podence

    Already have Jimenez.

    1. Forgetmeknot
      • 2 Years
      1 year, 29 days ago

      A

    2. Arn De Gothia
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 11 Years
      1 year, 29 days ago

      So many jameses

  13. have you seen cyan
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 2 Years
    1 year, 29 days ago

    Looking like Auba will assist Willian soon

  14. Daniel Jebbison
    • 12 Years
    1 year, 29 days ago

    Kolasinac more advanced than Auba

  15. ivantys
    • 1 Year
    1 year, 29 days ago

    Arsenal home fail

  16. Gudjohnsen
    • 4 Years
    1 year, 29 days ago

    Auba 5 pointer or will he get booked?

  17. Steve The Spud
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 1 Year
    1 year, 29 days ago

    auba playing in nets

    1. Daniel Jebbison
      • 12 Years
      1 year, 29 days ago

      Deeper than Bruno even

  18. Brosstan
    • 7 Years
    1 year, 29 days ago

    Auba everywhere except up top...

  19. ALI_G
    • 3 Years
    1 year, 29 days ago

    what are people's thoughts on Auba?

    For me playing too wide and deep for 12m, I think money better spent on KdB

    1. Chandler Bing
      • 5 Years
      1 year, 29 days ago

      Ditto

    2. Dannyb
      • 4 Years
      1 year, 29 days ago

      Out for Sterling

    3. Ben White saved my life
      • 7 Years
      1 year, 29 days ago

      Moving to Kdb also, fixture oriented approach.

    4. doher.ty
      • 1 Year
      1 year, 29 days ago

      I mean, most are transferring him out this GW regardless. His fixtures aren’t good moving forward.

    5. Andy_Social
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 9 Years
      1 year, 29 days ago

      I'd pre-planned to get rid after this game anyway, so I'm not fussed.

    6. Arn De Gothia
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 11 Years
      1 year, 29 days ago

      I want to see kdb first

  20. Steve The Spud
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 1 Year
    1 year, 29 days ago

    I just have a feeling auba is going to score

    1. Bubz
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 8 Years
      1 year, 29 days ago

      Yeah he tends to do that

  21. Slim25
    • 6 Years
    1 year, 29 days ago

    Auba or Salah to KDB/Sterling?

    Team atm
    McCarthy (Button)
    Taa, Egan, Davies (Lewis, Mitchell)
    Salah, Auba, Alli, Barnes (Burke)
    Werner, Adams, Mitro

    1. Arn De Gothia
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 11 Years
      1 year, 29 days ago

      No

  22. ivantys
    • 1 Year
    1 year, 29 days ago

    Auba isn't the troll, Arsenal are the trolls. They showed that they are midtable standard today.

  23. ⭐ Bemba_Da ⭐
    • 11 Years
    1 year, 29 days ago

    Arsenal look shattered

  24. Mr. Mystic
    • 10 Years
    1 year, 29 days ago

    KDB to rise or price locked?

    1. doher.ty
      • 1 Year
      1 year, 29 days ago

      Lol

  25. Niho992
    • 3 Years
    1 year, 29 days ago

    Gabriel Magalhaes is awful player. Already made 3 big errors in 2 games so far. Brazilian Mustafi.

  26. Hryszko
    • 4 Years
    1 year, 29 days ago

    Would you WC this lot?

    McCarthy
    Saliba - Trent - Justin
    Salah - Auba - Son - ASM - Soucek
    Werner - Martial

    (Button, Mitchell, c Taylor & Brewster)

    1. Karan14
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 5 Years
      1 year, 29 days ago

      Yes probably

      1. DAZZ
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 7 Years
        1 year, 29 days ago

        Why would you WC?? 3 transfers and his team is in great shape

        1. Karan14
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 5 Years
          1 year, 29 days ago

          Lots of good fixture swings this week.

    2. tomasjj
      • 7 Years
      1 year, 29 days ago

      no.
      I would adjust over 3-4 weeks.

    3. Dannyb
      • 4 Years
      1 year, 29 days ago

      Auba and Son to Rodriguez and Sterling

      1. Hryszko
        • 4 Years
        1 year, 29 days ago

        Just feel like I have other fires to put out, Saliba etc?

    4. Arn De Gothia
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 11 Years
      1 year, 29 days ago

      No, maybe a hit

    5. ThisTimeNxtYrRodney
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 6 Years
      1 year, 29 days ago

      Same team almost as me with mitchell instead of lamptey. Im doing auba and son to Rodriguez and sterling. Dont wc you may need it for a corona related reason later.

  27. ⭐ Bemba_Da ⭐
    • 11 Years
    1 year, 29 days ago

    Saka marking soucek at corners 😆

    1. Giggs Boson
      • 10 Years
      1 year, 29 days ago

      Pump the ball towards him Hammers!

  28. Lovren an elevator
    • 6 Years
    1 year, 29 days ago

    What happened to Tierney?!

    1. ClassiX
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      1 year, 29 days ago

      Injured in warm-up

  29. Brosstan
    • 7 Years
    1 year, 29 days ago

    Bowen wasting Soucek assist

  30. Pedram
    • 8 Years
    1 year, 29 days ago

    My vice captain Hamez is doing better than Auba, ah well that's what i get for being a coward