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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. ⭐ Bemba_Da ⭐
    • 10 Years
    1 month, 23 days ago

    Arsenal have become a richer version of Burnley

    1. The Senate
      • 2 Years
      1 month, 23 days ago

      People were talking about Arteta like the new Guardiola when he's the spanish Dyche

      1. ⭐ Bemba_Da ⭐
        • 10 Years
        1 month, 23 days ago

        Arsenal fans moaned about wenger, his team at least had a go and played some great football at times.

        Now it's built on a defence which is poor but has held firm for a while but is now showing it's weaknesses and there is nothing going forwards

        1. Chenku╰☆╮
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 6 Years
          1 month, 23 days ago

          You only appreciate what you had when you lose it.

        2. how now brown cow
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 6 Years
          1 month, 23 days ago

          Shame theres no fans in the stadium

        3. Qaiss
          • 5 Years
          1 month, 23 days ago

          Some. Not all.

          I wanted Wenger to stay forever. I miss him.

  2. UNDERWORLD7
    • 9 Years
    1 month, 23 days ago

    Guys, who is your BEST option preference for a defender at 4.6 and below?

    Thinking of someone like KWP, Dallas, West Ham defender maybe.

    Other defenders are James & Chillwell.
    Just thinking ahead for KDB being brought in.

    Cheers guys.

    1. Feed tha Sheep
      • 8 Years
      1 month, 23 days ago

      Coufal or KWP

    2. FPL DONKEY
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 2 Years
      1 month, 23 days ago

      Dallas from GW12

    3. tomasjj
      • 6 Years
      1 month, 23 days ago

      None fill me with conviction, but I do have KWP and Kilman myself.

    4. Slitherene
      • 2 Years
      1 month, 23 days ago

      Leeds defender

    5. GoonSquad
      • 10 Years
      1 month, 23 days ago

      Dallas, Targett or Coufal.

    6. Super Saints
      • 4 Years
      1 month, 23 days ago

      Dallas

  3. Dynamic Duos
    • 7 Years
    1 month, 23 days ago

    If you could have any GK who would you have?

    1. Zim0
      • 2 Years
      1 month, 23 days ago

      Lloris

    2. Feed tha Sheep
      • 8 Years
      1 month, 23 days ago

      Money no object?

      1. Dynamic Duos
        • 7 Years
        1 month, 23 days ago

        Yeah

        1. Feed tha Sheep
          • 8 Years
          1 month, 23 days ago

          Yeah Mendy prob

    3. DA Minnion
      • 8 Years
      1 month, 23 days ago

      Mendy

    4. tomasjj
      • 6 Years
      1 month, 23 days ago

      Mendy

    5. Revival
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 8 Years
      1 month, 23 days ago

      Would pick a goalkeeper based on fixtures only so would have to be Martinez

      1. Revival
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 8 Years
        1 month, 23 days ago

        Newcastle, Burnley, WBA and Palace in his next 5.....Yes please!

    6. Chenku╰☆╮
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 6 Years
      1 month, 23 days ago

      Fabianski

      1. Chenku╰☆╮
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 6 Years
        1 month, 23 days ago

        This isnt even debatable. Go check points total and see fixtures.

        1. Zim0
          • 2 Years
          1 month, 23 days ago

          Lloris kept 10 point each clean sheet against city and Chelsea though. Fek fixtures

          1. Chenku╰☆╮
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 6 Years
            1 month, 23 days ago

            well at the end of season i think fab will beat lloris. besides lloris isnt the fittest keeper there is.

            1. Slitherene
              • 2 Years
              1 month, 23 days ago

              Fabianski won't be getting more points than Lloris bud.

          2. FPL DONKEY
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 2 Years
            1 month, 23 days ago

            Statistically the goalkeeping position is less affected by fixtures in FPL than the other positions, presumably due to save points

    7. GreennRed
      • 9 Years
      1 month, 23 days ago

      Mendy.

  4. Steve The Spud
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    1 month, 23 days ago

    Anyone out there with the 3 musketeers in defence Bellerín kilman Cancelo

    1. Groot the Leveller
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 6 Years
      1 month, 23 days ago

      I have chillwell, Cresswell,
      cancelo, with kilman on the bench + 3.9
      unexpected 1 poi t from kilman tho

  5. Captain Vantastic™
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 8 Years
    1 month, 23 days ago

    Give Kilman a yellow too ref.

    1. Hazz
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      1 month, 23 days ago

      Give him a goal.

      1. KAPTAIN KANE
        • 4 Years
        1 month, 23 days ago

        This

  6. The Senate
    • 2 Years
    1 month, 23 days ago

    Really might captain Son next week. could be a hammering

    1. DA Minnion
      • 8 Years
      1 month, 23 days ago

      Do I need to get him back?

      1. The Senate
        • 2 Years
        1 month, 23 days ago

        depends who you got. Vardy Bruno and KDB not worth selling for him IMO

    2. Super Saints
      • 4 Years
      1 month, 23 days ago

      Spurs have barely attacked the last few games

      1. The Senate
        • 2 Years
        1 month, 23 days ago

        they won't need to do much attacking v Arsenal

  7. Steve The Spud
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    1 month, 23 days ago

    Worrying performance for arsenal fans

    1. Slitherene
      • 2 Years
      1 month, 23 days ago

      They are used to this now

    2. TLF
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      1 month, 23 days ago

      Indeed, Spurs next

    3. Revival
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 8 Years
      1 month, 23 days ago

      The performance at home to Villa was worrying, this is a proper slump now and back to the drawing board for Arteta. Needs a result against Spurs now!

      1. TLF
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 4 Years
        1 month, 23 days ago

        I'm an Arsenal fan and as much as it pains me to say it, Kane captain seems like a good pick next week. He likes the NL derby and now is a good time to face the gunners. Not sure I can bring myself to give him the armband, we shall see.

  8. tomasjj
    • 6 Years
    1 month, 23 days ago

    Hamez to?

    a) Jota
    b) Ziyech
    c) another?

    got 0.6 to add.

    1. No Professionals
      • 3 Years
      1 month, 23 days ago

      Jota

    2. potatoace
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 9 Years
      1 month, 23 days ago

      A.

    3. tomasjj
      • 6 Years
      1 month, 23 days ago

      Even if I got Salah?

      1. tomasjj
        • 6 Years
        1 month, 23 days ago

        Jota isn't nailed either, which is a worry.

  9. No Professionals
    • 3 Years
    1 month, 23 days ago

    Reiss Nelson makes me angry

  10. _Ninja_
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 10 Years
    1 month, 23 days ago

    wolves win FT

  11. BobB
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 11 Years
    1 month, 23 days ago

    Nelson, Pillock, even Saka now...fire sale to Leyton Orient

  12. Rainer
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 4 Years
    1 month, 23 days ago

    Wenger Out!

  13. Duke Silver ☑
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 6 Years
    1 month, 23 days ago

    Semedo must have one of those electric shock collars when he gets close to the half way line.

  14. KAPTAIN KANE
    • 4 Years
    1 month, 23 days ago

    Lovely Kilman clean sheet

    1. Zim0
      • 2 Years
      1 month, 23 days ago

      Ah yes the ol 12 minute clean sheet strat

    2. Original - Wolves Ay We
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 5 Years
      1 month, 23 days ago

      Yep, didn't get a chance to sleep in his hotel room.

    3. Patio Kev
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 6 Years
      1 month, 23 days ago

      One of my mini league rivals played him over Dallas so I am delighted he came on for a cameo.

  15. how now brown cow
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 6 Years
    1 month, 23 days ago

    Wolves win.

    Arsenal managed to score a goal.

    Everyone goes home happy.

    1. Rupert The Horse
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 7 Years
      1 month, 23 days ago

      Heheh

  16. Hazz
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 3 Years
    1 month, 23 days ago

    Hope Grealish tonks West Ham tomorrow.

    Kilman played; Coufal 1st on bench.

    Really thought the 1 goal per month Arsenal would have been a lock. Shame either the start or CS were!

  17. JONALDINHO
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 3 Years
    1 month, 23 days ago

    Of course I played Semedo over Dallas ffs

    1. Hazz
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      1 month, 23 days ago

      Sensible decision. Unfortunate outcome.

  18. Syd.
    • 11 Years
    1 month, 23 days ago

    What was Auba’s ownership in GW1?

    1. Rupert The Horse
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 7 Years
      1 month, 23 days ago

      Must have been high but I had an auto select team.

      1. Syd.
        • 11 Years
        1 month, 23 days ago

        I know I had him

        Has to be right up there in the biggest disappointments bracket so far this season

    2. BeWater
        1 month, 23 days ago

        He was owned by 2.8M week one. Still 850k on board now.

        1. Syd.
          • 11 Years
          1 month, 23 days ago

          A lot of dead teams I guess

      • Slitherene
        • 2 Years
        1 month, 23 days ago

        37-40

      • Forever In Our Shadow
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 7 Years
        1 month, 23 days ago

        Must have been nearly 50 at least.

    3. potatoace
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 9 Years
      1 month, 23 days ago

      Time for me to reinvest in MCY.

      Thoughts on this

      Robbo/Ziyech > Dallas/KDB.

      1. Syd.
        • 11 Years
        1 month, 23 days ago

        I brought in Mahrez this week.

        It turned out to be an okay move

        1. TLF
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 4 Years
          1 month, 23 days ago

          Oh wow lovely move Syd, fair play to you.

        2. potatoace
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 9 Years
          1 month, 23 days ago

          Certainly was. What's expectations he stays in starting 11.

          1. Syd.
            • 11 Years
            1 month, 23 days ago

            I reckon he could start the next few games but we are all trying to second guess Pep which is impossible.

            It made up for having Cancelo and Sterling (c)

          2. Slitherene
            • 2 Years
            1 month, 23 days ago

            He has no idea about that

      2. Pompel
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 6 Years
        1 month, 23 days ago

        Looks good

    4. Forever In Our Shadow
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 7 Years
      1 month, 23 days ago

      What to do this week guys? Any ideas? 1FT. 0.2ITB

      Martinez
      Chilwell Coufal Justin
      Grealish Salah Bruno KDB
      Bamford Kane DCL

      Steer Romeo Mitchell Douglas.

      1. tomasjj
        • 6 Years
        1 month, 23 days ago

        Team is solid, get a playing defender on the bench?

        1. Forever In Our Shadow
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 7 Years
          1 month, 23 days ago

          Would need to downgrade someone but who? DCL to Wilson? Even tempted to do Salah to Jota.

          1. tomasjj
            • 6 Years
            1 month, 23 days ago

            Looking at that Salah to Jota myself.

            What about Justin?

    5. Pompel
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 6 Years
      1 month, 23 days ago

      Boly 1 point, well well.
      Need at least a Vardy hatty tomorrow to save the gw

      1. Forever In Our Shadow
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 7 Years
        1 month, 23 days ago

        Can’t be that bad?

        1. Pompel
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 6 Years
          1 month, 23 days ago

          26 pts just medium bad I guess, problem is the good gw's are few and far between, so keep dropping. Can't get anything right this season, I blame it on Sterling

          1. Forever In Our Shadow
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 7 Years
            1 month, 23 days ago

            It’s always sterling’s fault. But you did buy him. 😉 Thing is next week he should be gold. Could be gold. Who knows? Chin up.

    6. Feed tha Sheep
      • 8 Years
      1 month, 23 days ago

      Do we expect any of Liverpool 4.0 start for next few games (Philips/Williams)? Have two 4.0 on bench who don’t start unfortunately

      1. mr messi
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 10 Years
        1 month, 23 days ago

        Williams might if Milner out

        1. Feed tha Sheep
          • 8 Years
          1 month, 23 days ago

          Hopefully it looked like his hammy had gone

    7. mr messi
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 10 Years
      1 month, 23 days ago

      Thoughts on losing DCL for Wilson due to Newcastle’s fixtures and frees up some cash?

      1. GreennRed
        • 9 Years
        1 month, 23 days ago

        No.

      2. Feed tha Sheep
        • 8 Years
        1 month, 23 days ago

        Not for me..one of the best bargains in the game for me until he stops scoring regularly.

      3. Troll hunter
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 3 Years
        1 month, 23 days ago

        DCL has Burnley next. After that time to consider imo.

        1. Troll hunter
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 3 Years
          1 month, 23 days ago

          Atm 133 pts to catch and over two million fpl managers to beat, so top 10k template is not the way to go.

          1. Feed tha Sheep
            • 8 Years
            1 month, 23 days ago

            But having players who are scoring well is

    8. ads7680
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      1 month, 23 days ago

      I have the exact funds to do Ziyech -> Son.
      Or better to do Ziyech -> Jota and pocket the 1.4m? (Don't have Kane or Salah)
      Thanks

      1. BeWater
          1 month, 23 days ago

          Wait until midweek fixtures are done. Doesn't look like Ziyech, Son or Jota are changing price any time soon so gives you more time to think.

      2. Klaren
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 3 Years
        1 month, 23 days ago

        Emery's Arsenal could at least attack despite being clueless in defence. I'm not sure if there is anything Arteta's Arsenal is good at.

        1. Forever In Our Shadow
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 7 Years
          1 month, 23 days ago

          Losing?

        2. GreennRed
          • 9 Years
          1 month, 23 days ago

          Arteta was sold a pup when Aubameyang signed his contract.

        3. Syd.
          • 11 Years
          1 month, 23 days ago

          It will take time for Arteta to sort that team out.

          People need to get off his back

        4. Qaiss
          • 5 Years
          1 month, 23 days ago

          But people say our squad is average all the time bar a few players, then are surprised that we do so bad. I don’t get it? And nah, Arteta needs a long time. This season is a write off. No manager in the world would fix this crap straight away.

        5. Klaren
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 3 Years
          1 month, 23 days ago

          Well, the point is, while I'm not a big fan of him either, Emery had better results and the team played better under him, and there were already calls for him to be sacked in his 1st season.

          I'm not an Arsenal fan so don't really care but Arteta isn't showing any signs of promise or improvement in the team. And not just talking about the results; the mentality and the style of football they play is just so negative.

      3. Egg noodle
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 10 Years
        1 month, 23 days ago

        Podence auto sub from 3rd bench spot brings me into the top 3m. So long, suckers!

        1. Syd.
          • 11 Years
          1 month, 23 days ago

          It’s been a tough season

          1. Egg noodle
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 10 Years
            1 month, 23 days ago

            I think we say it every season but this season has easily been the craziest! It is becoming slightly predictable now, but the first few GWs were mental.

            1. GreennRed
              • 9 Years
              1 month, 23 days ago

              Players are fitter and have gotten used to playing with no crowds.

      4. Rash
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 3 Years
        1 month, 23 days ago

        Remember when Aubameyang was near essential gameweek one.

        Signs his contract and goes on holiday

        1. KAPTAIN KANE
          • 4 Years
          1 month, 23 days ago

          It’s madness right? I’m wondering if he gets dropped at some point!

          1. GreennRed
            • 9 Years
            1 month, 23 days ago

            Should do. Arteta did the right thing getting Ozil out of the squad, should do same to Aubameyang.

            1. Qaiss
              • 5 Years
              1 month, 23 days ago

              Whilst I back Arteta, there is simply no logic to that decision. He is the only player in our team who can play forwards. I don’t care what anyone says, Ozil is a better player than Willock, Ceballos, and more, but yet he’s not in the 25 man squad.

              Ozil has never done any wrong in our team on or off the pitch, so people like you who slate him for no reason, show your true colours.

              1. GreennRed
                • 9 Years
                1 month, 23 days ago

                Were you happy wit Ozil's consistent contribution and attitude for Arsenal? Looked a lot of of the time to me like he'd put in the effort when he felt like it and with his talents could be brilliant. But not often enough for me.

                1. Qaiss
                  • 5 Years
                  1 month, 23 days ago

                  Ozil was much better 3/4 years ago. He’s not as good as then. But he’s much better than the players in our squad right now and he’s not even in the 25 man squad.

                  Ozil is actually one of the best playmakers ever. But at Arsenal, we surrounded him with so much crap and wasted him. He’s been here for over 7 years and never once have we had a team with all the pieces in the jigsaw. The guy got 19 assists in 15/16 with Giroud ahead of him wasting so many chances.

                  It’s ended in such a sh***y way.

        2. BeWater
            1 month, 23 days ago

            There are 7 sub 5.5M midfielders with more points than him.

        3. KAPTAIN KANE
          • 4 Years
          1 month, 23 days ago

          Need Vardy to outscore KdB and Soucek to outscore Son.

          Chances?

          1. _Ninja_
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 10 Years
            1 month, 23 days ago

            Good chance imo.

            1. KAPTAIN KANE
              • 4 Years
              1 month, 23 days ago

              Hope so, couldn’t decide between KdB or Vardy earlier in the week and in the end went for Sterling and Vardy in a hit (couldn’t afford KdB)

          2. GreennRed
            • 9 Years
            1 month, 23 days ago

            Pretty good.

          3. Egg noodle
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 10 Years
            1 month, 23 days ago

            5%

            1. KAPTAIN KANE
              • 4 Years
              1 month, 23 days ago

              Ouch

            2. Slitherene
              • 2 Years
              1 month, 23 days ago

              Biased

          4. Troll hunter
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 3 Years
            1 month, 23 days ago

            35

            1. KAPTAIN KANE
              • 4 Years
              1 month, 23 days ago

              Points or % chance?

        4. Jimmers
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 10 Years
          1 month, 23 days ago

          NEW ARTICLE

        5. Forever In Our Shadow
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 7 Years
          1 month, 23 days ago

          Going out to buy a big sofa for the Leicester game. Vardy party incoming.