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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. Gobigorgohome
    • 9 Years
    2 months, 9 days ago

    will never captain Auba again

    1. Gudjohnsen
      • 3 Years
      2 months, 9 days ago

      Will probably not own again this season.
      12 is way too much for him imo.

      1. Pedram
        • 7 Years
        2 months, 9 days ago

        Yea he's not worth more than 10m, too inconsistent

  2. Bubz
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 7 Years
    2 months, 9 days ago

    The Auba sell-off is going to be huge

    1. Zilla
      • 3 Years
      2 months, 9 days ago

      It's not going to be huge at all

      1. Bubz
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 7 Years
        2 months, 9 days ago

        How is it not going to be huge?

        1. Zilla
          • 3 Years
          2 months, 9 days ago

          Maybe in FFS it's going to be but not in the larger FPL community.

          1. Bubz
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 7 Years
            2 months, 9 days ago

            Why not? Everyone will want City assets and Auba has returned average scores and has Liverpool next

            1. Zilla
              • 3 Years
              2 months, 9 days ago

              On second thought, I agree with you.

              1. Eezer Goode, Eberechi Goode
                • 8 Years
                2 months, 9 days ago

                🙂

    2. Cilly Bonnolly
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 9 Years
      2 months, 9 days ago

      Was planning on selling him anyway.

  3. COK3Y5MURF
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 4 Years
    2 months, 9 days ago

    Bet Auba already regrets signing a new contract

    1. ivantys
        2 months, 9 days ago

        Won't regret over the money for sure

    2. Super Saints
      • 4 Years
      2 months, 9 days ago

      Can we clear up the KDB price rise situation please. Some people saying he has been reset to 0 and that fpl statistics has it wrong?

      1. Bubz
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 7 Years
        2 months, 9 days ago

        I would imagine he will start from 0% but thats just my opinion

    3. Oggle22
      • 4 Years
      2 months, 9 days ago

      Always captain Salah!

      1. Gudjohnsen
        • 3 Years
        2 months, 9 days ago

        This

      2. COK3Y5MURF
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 4 Years
        2 months, 9 days ago

        Away from home, he's about as useful as Joelinton

    4. Trophé Mourinho
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 1 Year
      2 months, 9 days ago

      Do we reckon Zaha on pens now? Why isnt Milli playing?

      1. puhd
        • 6 Years
        2 months, 9 days ago

        Seems Zaha is on pens now

      2. pingissimus
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 1 Year
        2 months, 9 days ago

        Milli not first choice probs. McCarthy has his spot - better player all round really imo

        Not 100% although McCarthy was pretty much nailed in second half of season. You can expect a certain amount of rotation in central midfield at Palace - area of strength.

    5. Scrumper
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      2 months, 9 days ago

      Think I may have to WC this shambles of a start to jump on form/fixtures before price changes - thoughts?

      Ryan/button
      Robbo, Digne, Saiss, Davies, Mitchell
      Auba, Rashford, Havertz, Foden, Soucek
      Werner, Martial, Brewster

      To

      Ryan/button
      Robbo, Saiss, Taylor, Lewis, Mitchell
      Salah, Sterling, Hames, Podence, Soucek
      Jimi, DCL, Jesus

      1. Eezer Goode, Eberechi Goode
        • 8 Years
        2 months, 9 days ago

        No Zaha, brave.

        1. Slurpy
          • 5 Years
          2 months, 9 days ago

          hell stop playing when the windows up

          1. Eezer Goode, Eberechi Goode
            • 8 Years
            2 months, 9 days ago

            Nah, think it will be too late for this window - so will have to play well until the next window ( I hope)

    6. g40steve
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 2 Years
      2 months, 9 days ago

      Laca off Eddie on

      1. Hakim Ziyech
        • 1 Year
        2 months, 9 days ago

        Arteta must be confused

        1. g40steve
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 2 Years
          2 months, 9 days ago

          Ones in the box the other on the touch line!

    7. Gobigorgohome
      • 9 Years
      2 months, 9 days ago

      doing Auba to KDB tonight

      1. Pat Bonner
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 9 Years
        2 months, 9 days ago

        Why?

        1. Gobigorgohome
          • 9 Years
          2 months, 9 days ago

          price change

          1. Pat Bonner
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 9 Years
            2 months, 9 days ago

            Man City haven’t even played so could get injured/sterling could look amazing, they’ve clearly been price protected this week which I’d guess would mean they start at 0% again

            1. Top Mark.S
              • 3 Years
              2 months, 9 days ago

              Auba down also protected?

              1. Pat Bonner
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 9 Years
                2 months, 9 days ago

                No but he’s no where near dropping

                1. Top Mark.S
                  • 3 Years
                  2 months, 9 days ago

                  Are you saying there is no chance auba drops tonight?

                  1. Pat Bonner
                    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                    • 9 Years
                    2 months, 9 days ago

                    He’s no where near a drop and there’ll be plenty of WC’s as well. Do you think he’ll drop?

                    1. Top Mark.S
                      • 3 Years
                      2 months, 9 days ago

                      I am nervous.

                      I think many will pull trigger right now.

                      But wildcards should keep it safe for one more day.

                      Would really like to see city play before making my decision.

                      Probably gonna risk it

      2. dunas_dog
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 5 Years
        2 months, 9 days ago

        No need price won’t change tonight

    8. Pedram
      • 7 Years
      2 months, 9 days ago

      Auba terrible investment for 12m

    9. Rainer
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      2 months, 9 days ago

      Like Ozil, once he got the new deal he put his feet up.

      Auba now a non-option in FPL.

    10. Fudgy
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 1 Year
      2 months, 9 days ago

      Aub to Salah for me

      1. UNDERWORLD7
        • 9 Years
        2 months, 9 days ago

        K

    11. ...al
      • 11 Years
      2 months, 9 days ago

      Well, KdB/Sterl in for Aubs at the earliest convenience

      1. Zilla
        • 3 Years
        2 months, 9 days ago

        Timing is the key

    12. Gudjohnsen
      • 3 Years
      2 months, 9 days ago

      Auba with a shot tonight?

      1. Gobigorgohome
        • 9 Years
        2 months, 9 days ago

        zero

      2. Giggs Boson
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 9 Years
        2 months, 9 days ago

        Yeah, tequila by the looks of it.

    13. g40steve
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 2 Years
      2 months, 9 days ago

      Auba needs better service?

    14. Eezer Goode, Eberechi Goode
      • 8 Years
      2 months, 9 days ago

      Think im going to wildcard

    15. Pep Roulette
      • 3 Years
      2 months, 9 days ago

      Auba(C) fail

      1. Giggs Boson
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 9 Years
        2 months, 9 days ago

        I'm satisfied.

        Better than Bruno/Martial/Rashford cappers. Salah might blank too...

    16. Kim Jong Kün
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 7 Years
      2 months, 9 days ago

      How many times has Bowen shot directly into a defender less than two yards away. + bad passes + bad defending. One of the worst individual performances I've ever seen.

    17. Fudgy
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 1 Year
      2 months, 9 days ago

      Arteta is absolutely dire. Playing aub left wing back, clown.

    18. jimmyabs1987
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      2 months, 9 days ago

      Will Jesus start every game while Aguero out? Assume so right?

      1. Bubz
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 7 Years
        2 months, 9 days ago

        Probably

      2. UNDERWORLD7
        • 9 Years
        2 months, 9 days ago

        Yea

    19. Hotdogs for Tea
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 5 Years
      2 months, 9 days ago

      In case no one has noticed, Auba has posted a return in both his games ... could be worse

      1. Chandler Bing
        • 4 Years
        2 months, 9 days ago

        For 12M, you expect more especially considering the teams he was playing against.

      2. The Suspended One
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 7 Years
        2 months, 9 days ago

        6 x 38 is The 200+ pts they are looking for

        1. F_Ivanovic
          • 5 Years
          2 months, 9 days ago

          Well KDB, Salah and Sterling are all better options for the same price or less. Can't have everyone that's going to score 200+ points at all times.

    20. Eezer Goode, Eberechi Goode
      • 8 Years
      2 months, 9 days ago

      lol Pepe

    21. The 12th Man
      • 7 Years
      2 months, 9 days ago

      Bruno/Auba + Brewster >> 4.5 + Werner -4?

    22. james 101
      • 8 Years
      2 months, 9 days ago

      Those who have him, what are you doing with Willian?

      Pool, Manu and Man City in the next five. Was hoping for more from him this game.

      My other mids are:

      KDB Hames Bruno (Hendrick)

    23. Ser Davos
      • 5 Years
      2 months, 9 days ago

      No Salah last week, no Everton this week

      Otherwise it's just as dismal as everyone else

    24. ⭐ Bemba_Da ⭐
      • 10 Years
      2 months, 9 days ago

      What position is auba playing

      Looks like in the cam but looks completely lost

      1. Bielsa's Blue Bucket
        • 9 Years
        2 months, 9 days ago

        Left touchline

      2. g40steve
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 2 Years
        2 months, 9 days ago

        Correct

    25. Bielsa's Blue Bucket
      • 9 Years
      2 months, 9 days ago

      So, same old shytty Arsenal

    26. Trophé Mourinho
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 1 Year
      2 months, 9 days ago

      Same old Arsenal

    27. Gobigorgohome
      • 9 Years
      2 months, 9 days ago

      Kololsinak

    28. The Suspended One
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 7 Years
      2 months, 9 days ago

      Saka wondering why his team stopped playing