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Solskjaer turns to midfield diamond as Willian and Holding return for Arsenal

The penultimate Premier League match on Sunday sees Manchester United play host to Arsenal.

Kick-off at Old Trafford is at 16:30 GMT.

Ole Gunnar Solskjaer has seemingly jettisoned natural width in favour of a midfield diamond for this clash, having used that set-up in the Champions League in midweek.

Scott McTominay (£4.9m) returns to the centre of midfield alongside Fred (£5.3m) and Paul Pogba (£7.8m), with Bruno Fernandes (£10.5m) playing just behind a front two of Marcus Rashford (£9.6m) and Mason Greenwood (£7.2m).

Anthony Martial (£8.7m) is still suspended while Edinson Cavani (£8.0m) is only among the substitutes.

Arsenal have made 10 alterations from the win over Dundalk on Thursday, with only Mohamed Elneny (£4.4m) keeping his place.

Compared to Gameweek 6, however, there are only three changes, with Dani Ceballos (£5.0m), Granit Xhaka (£5.4m) and the injured David Luiz (£5.5m) missing out.

Rob Holding (£4.4m) makes a surprise return to the starting XI despite having initially been ruled out for three weeks with a hamstring issue, with Willian (£7.8m) also back from a calf problem.

Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang (£11.7m) again starts out wide for Mikel Arteta’s troops.

He has now blanked four Gameweeks in a row, which represents his worst run in FPL since moving to England over two years ago.

Fernandes, the only United player who boasts a double-digit ownership in FPL, has never blanked two games in a row since joining United earlier this year.


Manchester United XI: De Gea, Wan-Bissaka, Lindelof, Maguire, Shaw, Fred, Pogba, McTominay; Fernandes, Rashford, Greenwood.

Arsenal XI: Leno, Bellerin, Holding, Gabriel, Tierney, Elneny, Partey, Willian, Aubameyang, Saka, Lacazette.

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1,271 Comments Post a Comment
  1. JONALDINHO
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 3 Years
    2 months, 27 days ago

    Why did I captain kane

    1. JONALDINHO
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      2 months, 27 days ago

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    2. Pep bites Kun
      • 4 Years
      2 months, 27 days ago

      Points?

  2. Dantedrama
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 6 Years
    2 months, 27 days ago

    And it begins

  3. eyezil
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 3 Years
    2 months, 27 days ago

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      • 4 Years
      2 months, 27 days ago

      This

  4. Lindelol
    • 2 Years
    2 months, 27 days ago

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    1. Pep bites Kun
      • 4 Years
      2 months, 27 days ago

      I'm in! 😉

    2. Super Saints
      • 4 Years
      2 months, 27 days ago

      It's so boring

  5. Ajax Hamsterdam
    • 6 Years
    2 months, 27 days ago

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