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Kilman and Ait Nouri benched as Aubameyang leads the line for Arsenal

Two relatively goal-shy attacks go head to head at the Emirates this evening, as Arsenal play host to Wolverhampton Wanderers.

Kick-off in north London is at 19:15 GMT.

The Gunners have scored on just one occasion in the last five Gameweeks and their last goal from open play came against Sheffield United at the beginning of October.

Mikel Arteta’s side have had fewer attempts on goal than any other team this season.

Wolves have similarly been below-par in the opposition box, with both themselves and Arsenal in the bottom six for goals scored in 2020/21.

Despite being top of our Season Ticker for attack from Gameweeks 3-9, Nuno Espirito Santo’s outfit have scored at a rate of less than one goal per match over that time.

On the positive side, however, these two clubs are among the five meanest defences for goals conceded (ten apiece).

As for the team news, Arteta has made two changes from the team that held Leeds United at Elland Road last week.

Bukayo Saka (£5.2m) has recovered from a dead leg to replace the suspended Nicolas Pepe (£7.6m), while David Luiz (£5.5m) is in for Rob Holding (£4.4m) at centre-half.

We await to see how the Arsenal boss sends out his troops but it appears, on paper, that Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang (£11.6m) is leading the line at the Emirates.

Santo has made three alterations to his starting XI, with budget defender Max Kilman (£4.3m) – Wolves’ most-owned FPL asset – among those to make way.

Conor Coady (£5.0m) is back from his spell in self-isolation, while Pedro Neto (£5.5m) and Marcal (£4.8m) are also recalled.

Ruben Neves (£5.3m) and Rayan Ait Nouri (£5.0m) drop to the bench, along with Kilman.

Arsenal XI: Leno, Bellerin, Luiz, Gabriel, Tierney, Ceballos, Xhaka, Willock, Willian, Saka, Aubameyang.

Wolves XI: Patrício, Semedo, Coady, Boly, Marçal, Dendoncker, Moutinho, Traoré, Podence, Neto, Jiménez.


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1,051 Comments Post a Comment
  1. abaalan
    • 4 Years
    1 month, 24 days ago

    A) Jimenez -> Wilson/Bamford
    B) Jimenez + Rodriguez -> Brewster + KDB/Sterling -4
    C) Jimenez + Rodriguez -> Wilson + Mahrez -4
    D) Jimenez + Rodriguez -> Jesus + Jota/JWP -4

  2. Feed tha Sheep
    • 8 Years
    1 month, 24 days ago

    What are we thinking is realistic score for Vardy tomorrow night?

    1. GreennRed
      • 9 Years
      1 month, 24 days ago

      2 goals

    2. Cilly Bonnolly
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 9 Years
      1 month, 24 days ago

      Could use a massive haul quite honestly. Captained him so he’s a huge differential for me.

  3. fcsaltyballs
    • 4 Years
    1 month, 24 days ago

    No bps for Bruno, how?

    1. Klaren
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      1 month, 24 days ago

      Loads of disposessions, some missed chances, probably low % pass accuracy as he tried key passes most of the time.

  4. Cilly Bonnolly
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 9 Years
    1 month, 24 days ago

    Any news on Jimenez? Was raging when I checked the score with ten to go and saw he’d been subbed, then I heard why he’d gone off. Hope he’s okay, sounds like a horrible clash.

    1. Klaren
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      1 month, 24 days ago

      In hospital, regained consciousness, will have a MRI scan.

  5. Henrik Larsson
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    1 month, 24 days ago

    Would this be a bad move - Salah and Biss for KDB and Jota?

    Tempted!

    1. The Ilfordian
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 2 Years
      1 month, 24 days ago

      I think that might work out but obviously a risk - if not for the next game (Wolves are solid at the back) but going forward. Liverpool and Salah don't seem to be on top form at the moment and Man City I think are starting to gear up. And Jota against Wolves is an exciting match.

  6. Viper
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 10 Years
    1 month, 24 days ago

    Which looks a better move?

    A. Ziyech & DCL -> Bamford & KDB

    B. Son & Rodriguez -> KDB & Jota

    1. The Ilfordian
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 2 Years
      1 month, 24 days ago

      I'd veer towards B. Think JRod is too deep and Son's fixtures are tough - and Jota is slightly better than Bamford. But tight one

  7. gibson1314
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 2 Years
    1 month, 24 days ago

    Honestly this game week! Who brings on a centre half replacement at 78mins bloody hell.

    1. how now brown cow
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 6 Years
      1 month, 24 days ago

      Change of formation to see out game.

  8. WHUFCSmith23
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    1 month, 24 days ago

    I know it seems silly to say it considering the guy could be seriously hurt but I have a real Jimenez problem now.

    Have no idea who to replace him with, Antonio, Bamford, Watkins, DCL?

    None feel like great options right now (I know Jimenez wasn't either but I had other fires to put out)

  9. Shardlow
    • 3 Years
    1 month, 24 days ago

    Is Chilwell (sell price 5.9) to James 5.1 a terrible way to save money on a wildcard?

    1. KAPTAIN KANE
      • 4 Years
      1 month, 24 days ago

      I don’t think it’s terrible no. Really does look like it’s James’ place to lose now

      1. how now brown cow
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 6 Years
        1 month, 24 days ago

        He also looked the bigger attacking threat today.

        Still think it is easier to rest James than it is Chilwell though.

    2. Shardlow
      • 3 Years
      1 month, 24 days ago

      Cheers both!