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

    Some of these wildcard picks are gonna be immense at getting points from the last two weeks.

    1. Salah’s Sonnet
      • 10 Years
      1 year, 29 days ago

      Not sure what you’re saying? Sarcasm?

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

        Yup

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

          Lol. The "some " word covers all bases.

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

      Everton, Wolves and City seem to be drivers for most. And two of those have long runs of good fixtures ahead while City haven't yet played. So hardly points chasing, I'd have thought.

      1. Salah’s Sonnet
        • 10 Years
        1 year, 29 days ago

        This

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

      There's a difference between a knee jerk (gw1) and seeing a pattern forming (gw2).

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

      Zaha, DCL, who else?

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

    Cap Auba loses his bap

    1. Weak Become Heros
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      1 year, 29 days ago

      Thats annoying

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

      Never had one, Fredricks did

  3. puhd
    • 6 Years
    1 year, 29 days ago

    Klich or Podence?

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

    I cannot believe playing Nketiah has paid off. LOL.

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

    Auba nowhere to be seen

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

    Swear Soucek is basically West Ham's striker

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

      Yeah but Two blanks in a row

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

    Soucek shorts fall down

  8. ZEZIMA
    • 5 Years
    1 year, 29 days ago

    Excited about Salah (c) tomorrow

    1. Salah’s Sonnet
      • 10 Years
      1 year, 29 days ago

      Shush Collin

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

      I'm jelly

  9. GROBARI
    • 1 Year
    1 year, 29 days ago

    Ceballos on the bench yessss

  10. Top Lad Dakes.
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 4 Years
    1 year, 29 days ago

    Absolute crap from Auba wtf is this

    1. KGFC
      • 5 Years
      1 year, 29 days ago

      Tell me brother, Martial capper here 😥

  11. Manani
    • 9 Years
    1 year, 29 days ago

    auba disappointing.
    play so wide in build up

    Soucek looks good though

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

    Absolutely horrendous captain fail from Aub. Season slowly looking over.

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

      he has actually scored some points ?

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

        No he hasnt. He should have had 20+

    2. Salah’s Sonnet
      • 10 Years
      1 year, 29 days ago

      Lmao, season over? Really? Jesus christ, you do realise you need to get a grip don’t you?

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

      Thought you said it was over last week

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

      It's not too early to give up

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

        this

    5. Bushwhacker
      • 2 Years
      1 year, 29 days ago

      Placeholder for KdB/Sterling wasn't he? In this Arteta team he's utterly wasted.

    6. Shineonme
      • 5 Years
      1 year, 29 days ago

      My seasons looking OK. 92pts first gw and 30 pts this week so far with 7 to play

      1. Top Mark.S
        • 4 Years
        1 year, 29 days ago

        30 from 4 is pretty bad this week. You did ok last week though

        1. Shineonme
          • 5 Years
          1 year, 29 days ago

          I think its great seeing i still got my captain pick on salah

          1. Top Mark.S
            • 4 Years
            1 year, 29 days ago

            I know you think it's great that's why you are telling us what you got and even humble enough to say just ok. Glad my comment got your real feelings out 😉

            1. Shineonme
              • 5 Years
              1 year, 29 days ago

              sorry I triggered you. Hopefully you're do as well in future;-)

              1. Top Mark.S
                • 4 Years
                1 year, 29 days ago

                Well I am already up on you this week and I have a linked history which means my pedigree is probably better than 2 good weeks at the start. Keep blabbing about how great you are though. Who knows when it might happen again right?

                1. Shineonme
                  • 5 Years
                  1 year, 29 days ago

                  I can only hope to be as good as you one day. I'll keep trying though

                  1. Top Mark.S
                    • 4 Years
                    1 year, 29 days ago

                    I am sure we will hear all about it

                    1. Shineonme
                      • 5 Years
                      1 year, 29 days ago

                      you're be the first to know. Just don't get as triggered next time top gun. 😉

                      1. Top Mark.S
                        • 4 Years
                        1 year, 29 days ago

                        Feeling terrible with my zaha, mitro and Pereira picks giving me way more than your amazing 30. I am so triggered 😆

                      2. Shineonme
                        • 5 Years
                        1 year, 29 days ago

                        Amazing picks........ 10 Out of 10. Like I said you're my top gun

                      3. Top Mark.S
                        • 4 Years
                        1 year, 29 days ago

                        They are not amazing. Just ok right? 😆

                      4. Shineonme
                        • 5 Years
                        1 year, 29 days ago

                        can you give me tip which player you're captaining next week. Thanks Top gun.

                      5. Top Mark.S
                        • 4 Years
                        1 year, 29 days ago

                        But if you pick the same guy as me how can you brag about how great you are?

                        I am sure you will either do OK on your own or we wont hear from you

                      6. Shineonme
                        • 5 Years
                        1 year, 29 days ago

                        You're pedigree is probably better than mine so I just thought I'd get a few tips from a pro ( Top gun ) like you that's all.

                      7. Top Mark.S
                        • 4 Years
                        1 year, 29 days ago

                        It probably is as you don't have one. At least not one you are willing to show. Which is ironic considering you clearly cant stop revealing your great scores. I wonder what you are hiding then.

                      8. Shineonme
                        • 5 Years
                        1 year, 29 days ago

                        Top gun you really should stop yourself from being triggered so much..it's only a game not real life or the be all and end all. I wish you well for the season. Just remember if our paths cross again hold back from being triggered.

                      9. Top Mark.S
                        • 4 Years
                        1 year, 29 days ago

                        Speaking of real life. Great game against palace. No wonder you are so salty. Have an OK evening

                      10. Shineonme
                        • 5 Years
                        1 year, 29 days ago

                        Too funny hahaha

                      11. Top Mark.S
                        • 4 Years
                        1 year, 29 days ago

                        Now you gonna believe us ::):

                      12. Shineonme
                        • 5 Years
                        1 year, 29 days ago

                        Hahaha just too funny hahaha.

    7. Lebowski85
      • 9 Years
      1 year, 29 days ago

      I tripled him. Part of the "new season, new decisive me" strategy I employed

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

    Someone one here posted that Auba got the assist?

    1. Salah’s Sonnet
      • 10 Years
      1 year, 29 days ago

      Yeah a troll

    2. Pep Roulette
      • 4 Years
      1 year, 29 days ago

      That was me! My bad!

      1. The Suspended One
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 8 Years
        1 year, 29 days ago

        Ceballos...Aubameyang ... I can see how you’d make that mistake

    3. Shineonme
      • 5 Years
      1 year, 29 days ago

      he did get the assist

      1. Shineonme
        • 5 Years
        1 year, 29 days ago

        for the first goal

  14. Super Saints
    • 5 Years
    1 year, 29 days ago

    There is no point in planning or making the right decisions

    Saved 1.5 and brought Bruno in
    Play Soucek v Arsenal as knew he would get loads of chances

    Nothing

    1. Salah’s Sonnet
      • 10 Years
      1 year, 29 days ago

      Anything we do in this game goes to pot, but we still play it, mind boggling

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

      There are no "right decisions" it's a guess based on form and luck.

    3. BUZZBOMB
      • 6 Years
      1 year, 29 days ago

      There's a point in making the right decisions. You just didnt make them.

  15. Babelcopter
    • 2 Years
    1 year, 29 days ago

    Auba -> KDB locked. Feels so good

    1. The 12th Man
      • 8 Years
      1 year, 29 days ago

      And if Kevin gets injured on Monday?

  16. Pep Roulette
    • 4 Years
    1 year, 29 days ago

    Auba out surely now!

  17. Gobigorgohome
    • 10 Years
    1 year, 29 days ago

    Should have captained Salah

    1. Fred54
      • 6 Years
      1 year, 29 days ago

      I'm just happy he didn't blank.

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

    Fudgy i volunteer to take over your team if you're giving up lol

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

      I'll think about it tonight mate

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

        Joking mate, you've got a pretty good team, stop sobbing ffs.

  19. The Suspended One
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 8 Years
    1 year, 29 days ago

    Real winners tonight are Salah cappers

    1. The 12th Man
      • 8 Years
      1 year, 29 days ago

      DCL captainers

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

    Those so called experts know nothing.
    Never even mentioned DCL as a captain choice and all had Auba.
    Boring sheep thinking.

    1. The Suspended One
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 8 Years
      1 year, 29 days ago

      Of course DCL is better than Auba he’s going to win the golden boot

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

    Auba with a pass back

  22. Weak Become Heros
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 3 Years
    1 year, 29 days ago

    Auba shot lol.

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

    Auba sighting

  24. Gobigorgohome
    • 10 Years
    1 year, 29 days ago

    Auba first shoot at 90+ min LOL wtf

  25. g40steve
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 3 Years
    1 year, 29 days ago

    1st Auba SOT

  26. Super Saints
    • 5 Years
    1 year, 29 days ago

    Apologies for playing Soucek

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

    Auba missing sitter. Transfer done Auba -> KDB cant stand seeing his name in my team any longer

    1. Gobigorgohome
      • 10 Years
      1 year, 29 days ago

      this

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

      Are you and Fudgy the same person?

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

        If I had two accounts all my posts would have had at least +1

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

          Thank God you only have one which is one too many anyway.

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

            On form again today Slouchy... Whats that? 20 posts in a row that are just negative waffle about how awful posters on here are?

  28. Party time
      1 year, 29 days ago

      Auba is so consistent

    • Hansel
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 10 Years
      1 year, 29 days ago

      A) Rash/Bruno + Jimmy
      B) Sterling + DCL

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

      Should we not forget tho that Auba has been challenging for the golden boot 2 seasons running?