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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. Niho992
    • 2 Years
    2 months, 10 days ago

    Auba goal incoming

    1. Pedram
      • 7 Years
      2 months, 10 days ago

      you wish

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

      Cool story

  2. Sif
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 7 Years
    2 months, 10 days ago

    Looking at Auba & Fernandes It's starting to look like a KDB/Sterling double up!

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

      Salah says Hi

      1. Sif
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 7 Years
        2 months, 10 days ago

        My GW1 captain 😉
        RMWCT

        McCathery (Steer)
        TAA, Saiss, Justin, (Taylor, Mitchell)
        Salah, KDB, Sterling, Rodriguez, Podence
        DLC, Mitro (Brewster)

        1. Sif
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 7 Years
          2 months, 10 days ago

          0.4 itb
          Going to ride price rises, Rodrigues can become Zaha & Mitro > Wilson once fixtures turn.
          Not happy with Taylor, ideally would have one more 5.0 defender but hey ho.

  3. Gudjohnsen
    • 3 Years
    2 months, 10 days ago

    Is Auba a troll?

    1. Bushwhacker
      • 1 Year
      2 months, 10 days ago

      Arteta is.

  4. Stupendous
    • 8 Years
    2 months, 10 days ago

    Auba and ASM (after tomorrow) to KDB and Zaha?

  5. Pep Roulette
    • 3 Years
    2 months, 10 days ago

    Sorry fam about that "Auba assist" post. Was a genuine mistake. Thank you mods for deleting it!

    1. nerd_is_the_werd
      • 1 Year
      2 months, 10 days ago

      Too late, the damage has been done.

    2. Tempestic
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 2 Years
      2 months, 10 days ago

      .. How did u even get to that "mistake"?

      1. Pep Roulette
        • 3 Years
        2 months, 10 days ago

        The position from which Ceballos gave the assist, I thought it was Auba! My bad!

        1. King Mo
          • 7 Years
          2 months, 10 days ago

          Easy to mix them up tbf.

    3. Magic Zico
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 2 Years
      2 months, 10 days ago

      Too excited bro? 😉

    4. Rainer
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      2 months, 10 days ago

      Auba & Ceballos are hard to tell apart tbf 😉

    5. ALI_G
      • 3 Years
      2 months, 10 days ago

      specsavers?

  6. ZakyJ
    • 5 Years
    2 months, 10 days ago

    Teams terrible and losing value, if I wild card is this the team:

    Pickford Nyland
    TAA Saiss Justin James Mitchell
    Salah KDB Rodriguez Zaha Bissouma
    Werner DCL Bamford

    It's very form based but still, Everton look good...

    1. UNDERWORLD7
      • 9 Years
      2 months, 10 days ago

      James nailed?

  7. Londongeezaa
    • 2 Years
    2 months, 10 days ago

    Bye bye Auba and thanks for the ride.

    Was a wild 2 weeks!!!

  8. Gobigorgohome
    • 9 Years
    2 months, 10 days ago

    Lol Auba does not even try running

  9. Give Me the Mane
    • 4 Years
    2 months, 10 days ago

    Held at Costa or Pdence?

    1. Give Me the Mane
      • 4 Years
      2 months, 10 days ago

      Podence*

    2. Danstoke82
      • 6 Years
      2 months, 10 days ago

      I’m going Podence. Good fixtures upcoming and should feature with Jota now gone.

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

    Decent odds that Wolves will do a similar job on the other Manchester club imo.

    1. Bubz
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 7 Years
      2 months, 10 days ago

      I think City are going to score a lot of goals vs Wolves tbh

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

        Even more disrupted preseason than United - no Laporte and Jimenez looking great.

        1. Bubz
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 7 Years
          2 months, 10 days ago

          If you look at the defensive stats of Wolves vs Sheff they were actually very dodgy, if they play like that again City will pick them apart

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

            Perhaps

            They are City after all but Wolves know how to defend generally and City preparation minimal - think Pep even got stuck in Barcelona for a bit. Internationals and no Laporte and COVID etc.

            Think the upset is more than possible. Wolves are a handy side.

    2. ...al
      • 11 Years
      2 months, 10 days ago

      Yep, didn't expect a whitewash and possible for Wolves. Wolves done well in previous games, however, you just never know 😉

  11. COK3Y5MURF
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 4 Years
    2 months, 10 days ago

    How are people still biting Fudgy's terrible bait?

  12. g40steve
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 2 Years
    2 months, 10 days ago

    Auba very lazy, new contract?

    1. Magic Zico
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 2 Years
      2 months, 10 days ago

      94th min mate?

      1. g40steve
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 2 Years
        2 months, 10 days ago

        Been slow all game?

    2. Bushwhacker
      • 1 Year
      2 months, 10 days ago

      "I will sign a contract for a gazilion dollars as long as I'm striker"
      "Sure Auba"
      "OK, I sign"
      "Left wing mate"

  13. manu4life99
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 10 Years
    2 months, 10 days ago

    KDB rising?

    1. ...al
      • 11 Years
      2 months, 10 days ago

      Doubt it, but many transfers in just in case I reckon

    2. Horlicks esq.
      • 11 Years
      2 months, 10 days ago

      KDB at 90%

  14. Dybala10
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 3 Years
    2 months, 10 days ago

    Good riddance Auba

  15. Niho992
    • 2 Years
    2 months, 10 days ago

    I knew it i should C Bamford ahead of Auba

  16. Zim0
    • 2 Years
    2 months, 10 days ago

    Well after that manchester united fail at least me not captaining aubameyang is a silver lining.

  17. Gobigorgohome
    • 9 Years
    2 months, 10 days ago

    captain fail 🙁

  18. g40steve
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 2 Years
    2 months, 10 days ago

    Auba goodbye

  19. ivantys
      2 months, 10 days ago

      0 clean sheet today

    • Sarri-ball
      • 11 Years
      2 months, 10 days ago

      Rashford or augbam out for james other 1 will go next week for kdb

      Rashford v brighton or augbam v pool

    • Rainer
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      2 months, 10 days ago

      A win of champions.

    • ZAWAd25
      • 3 Years
      2 months, 10 days ago

      2FT

      Auba + Adams + Doherty >> Sterling + DCL + Saiss? (-4)

    • Burger
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 5 Years
      2 months, 10 days ago

      Any baps for Auba?

      1. ALI_G
        • 3 Years
        2 months, 10 days ago

        nope

        miles off

    • Horlicks esq.
      • 11 Years
      2 months, 10 days ago

      More concise cry for help.

      Genuine concerns over here. Auba > KDB or go for the WC and bring in DCL, Rodrigues, Saiss, Justin, KDB, Kilch, Jiminez, Mitchell. (I mean I want to make a lot of moves, but can just about handle the one)

      What the flip would you do? - Not adult enough to make my own decisions anymore. Waaah.

      Current S*it show. GW 1 - 41 points. GW 2 - 10 -(4 points)

      1. Danstoke82
        • 6 Years
        2 months, 10 days ago

        I’m really tempted to WC. Lots of options I want to bring in and the price rises are going to cause a problem. Wanting max wolves, KDB/Sterling, Zaha to name just a few.

      2. Scots Gooner
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 4 Years
        2 months, 10 days ago

        Hit the wildcard

      3. ...al
        • 11 Years
        2 months, 10 days ago

        I WC this week and basically have them lads

        Feels good

    • Pedram
      • 7 Years
      2 months, 10 days ago

      Sigh thanks for nothing Auba

      1. Nomar
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 11 Years
        2 months, 10 days ago

        Never again for me. Selling and never getting him back.

    • DAZZ
      • 6 Years
      2 months, 10 days ago

      Auba could have blanked but he didnt. On paper it was the right decision.

      1. Nomar
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 11 Years
        2 months, 10 days ago

        From next week I’m capping Mo and keeping it on him for the rest of the season.

        Auba to Sterling and I don’t care what Auba does from now on, he’s out of my team for good. Not worth £12m.

      2. ...al
        • 11 Years
        2 months, 10 days ago

        Same as cap last week

        right decision isn't always fruitful

    • Vertigo
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 2 Years
      2 months, 10 days ago

      Four players in, to the tune of 25 points, and yet wildcarding feels the most natural decision in the world.

      Solskjær has robbed me of my soul.

    • Van der Faart
      • 9 Years
      2 months, 10 days ago

      Arteta celebrating like hes won the title

      1. Bubz
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 7 Years
        2 months, 10 days ago

        He knows his team have got away with murder winning that game

        1. Pratik
          • 11 Years
          2 months, 10 days ago

          They aren't gonna be spared if they play Liverpool in that same fashion.

    • Miguel Sanchez
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      2 months, 10 days ago

      Next week’s bus captain is currently Grealish (ful)

      1. Flynny
        • 5 Years
        2 months, 10 days ago

        Werner - wba

    • Flynny
      • 5 Years
      2 months, 10 days ago

      Will dcl rise tonight? Teetering over 100 on fpl stats

      Debating wildcarding. Don't want to pay more than I need to so may activate it tonight.....

      1. Horlicks esq.
        • 11 Years
        2 months, 10 days ago

        102% on Stats. I'd say so.

        Along with:

        Rod and Mitchell. I feel like it might be the time for me to WC other wise I'm going to miss out on at least 0.3m on the rises.

        Its been a terrible start I have to admit.

      2. Miguel Sanchez
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 4 Years
        2 months, 10 days ago

        Yellow flag may knock back some transfers in

      3. Sarri-ball
        • 11 Years
        2 months, 10 days ago

        If going 2 do gota do 2night get max out of it

        1. Flynny
          • 5 Years
          2 months, 10 days ago

          Yeah. Think it's time

      4. ZakyJ
        • 5 Years
        2 months, 10 days ago

        I think I'm doing it. Is this the team:

        Pickford Nyland
        TAA Saiss Justin James Mitchell
        Salah KDB Rodriguez Zaha Bissouma
        Werner DCL Bamford