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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. JOELIO8701
    • 5 Years
    1 month, 24 days ago

    57 with Grealish, Barnes, Justin to go

    1. Dynamic Duos
      • 7 Years
      1 month, 24 days ago

      Nice 44, with Vardy (c), Grealish and Martinez here

    2. UNDERWORLD7
      • 9 Years
      1 month, 24 days ago

      Thank you

    3. Rupert The Horse
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 7 Years
      1 month, 24 days ago

      Sounds like a very good score this week. Well done.

  2. PLerix
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 4 Years
    1 month, 24 days ago

    Son and Robertson -> KdB and James (-4)? Exact money.

    1. Vazza
        1 month, 24 days ago

        Silly move, don’t do it!

        1. PLerix
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 4 Years
          1 month, 24 days ago

          Really? Dont get that reply too often

      • UNDERWORLD7
        • 9 Years
        1 month, 24 days ago

        Ooo that’s risky if ever I saw it, consider myself thankful to have James KDB next week and son

        1. PLerix
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 4 Years
          1 month, 24 days ago

          Nice. I’ve no City coverage and don’t think I want to part with Fernandes yet. Sell Kane instead?

      • Dthinger
        • 3 Years
        1 month, 24 days ago

        No

      • gonzalocampos
        • 5 Years
        1 month, 24 days ago

        Try to get KDB for other player, Son is against Arsenal next.

    2. meechamspowders
      • 9 Years
      1 month, 24 days ago

      ziyech & kane > kdb & Wilson for a hit? Or is that too knee jerky? The only city cover I have is Dias.

      1. Sun Jihai
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 9 Years
        1 month, 24 days ago

        I'd actually want Kane vs. this Arsenal team next GW!

      2. KAMARA-COPY
        • 3 Years
        1 month, 24 days ago

        Do it

      3. UNDERWORLD7
        • 9 Years
        1 month, 24 days ago

        If you have Son then yes

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

          I have got son

      4. Boom Boom Sheikh the Toon
          1 month, 24 days ago

          I like it, I would wait for the outcome of covid tests with Newcastle, Im about to transfer Wilson in myself but just found out theres been another outbreak

      5. Pariße
        • 5 Years
        1 month, 24 days ago

        That’s a penalty. No one seems to think so. Elbow in the head is a foul anywhere on the pitch.

      6. KAMARA-COPY
        • 3 Years
        1 month, 24 days ago

        Podence owners finally rewarded

        1. Mr. O'Connell
          • 8 Years
          1 month, 24 days ago

          Shut up

          1. Rupert The Horse
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 7 Years
            1 month, 24 days ago

            Ok, so when did you sell him?

            1. Mr. O'Connell
              • 8 Years
              1 month, 24 days ago

              Haha, obv this week. Held since week 3.

      7. Vazza
          1 month, 24 days ago

          Dear Mr Bellerin

          Given that your team no longer have the clean sheet intact, I should be grateful if you would play further up the field with a view of scoring or assisting a goal.

          Thank you in advance.

          Vazza

        • Hryszko
          • 3 Years
          1 month, 24 days ago

          Werner & Grealish > Fernandes & Wilson after next week for free?

        • gonzalocampos
          • 5 Years
          1 month, 24 days ago

          Captain Son / Kane against Arsenal? ARS its going to lose by 3 goals at least.

          1. TheDragon
            • 2 Years
            1 month, 24 days ago

            You know City are at home to Fulham

            1. gonzalocampos
              • 5 Years
              1 month, 24 days ago

              I have cover with KDB, Arsenal will be destroyed.

              1. TheDragon
                • 2 Years
                1 month, 24 days ago

                Where’ as Fulham will keep it close?!

            2. Would Ed Woodward
              • 2 Years
              1 month, 24 days ago

              You're capping KDB I take it?

              1. TheDragon
                • 2 Years
                1 month, 24 days ago

                100%

                This GW was the toughest ever in terms of transfer / captaincy decision. For me, next week is the easiest

                1. Would Ed Woodward
                  • 2 Years
                  1 month, 24 days ago

                  I did Son > Sterling -4 this week, was relieved that it only cost me 7 points in the end although I'm gonna end up with 9 men. Got KDB too, I really wanted to cap Sterling but it feels risky now.

                  1. TheDragon
                    • 2 Years
                    1 month, 24 days ago

                    Ye it’s a tough choice.

                    KDB is a rock solid captaincy pick. Sterling is high risk high reward. Personally I’d captain KDB and use just owning sterling as a differential

          2. KAMARA-COPY
            • 3 Years
            1 month, 24 days ago

            Could easily end up 0-0

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

            Hopefully bút you'd expect a bollocking will result in a defensive improvement for their biggest rivals.

            1. gonzalocampos
              • 5 Years
              1 month, 24 days ago

              Arsenal doesn't attack, actually is the worst season in terms of shots in 22 years.

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

                Dont think Kane or Son are too concerned with Arsenal attack

        • Free Hat
          • 1 Year
          1 month, 24 days ago

          Now they start to look like a team scoring goals.

          Stupid Wolves. Had to know they are always better vs 'good' opponents.

        • UNDERWORLD7
          • 9 Years
          1 month, 24 days ago

          Kinda got a good feeling about Soucek for tomorrow

          1. TheDragon
            • 2 Years
            1 month, 24 days ago

            I had a good feeling about Maupay once - it wasn’t pretty

          2. KAMARA-COPY
            • 3 Years
            1 month, 24 days ago

            He'll score

          3. Weasel Boy
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 8 Years
            1 month, 24 days ago

            Yeah hope he's benched so I get Podence points.

        • Weasel Boy
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 8 Years
          1 month, 24 days ago

          Werner + Foden > Wilson + Kdb(c) -4 sound ok?

          1. TB303
            • 3 Years
            1 month, 24 days ago

            Looks good to me!

            1. Weasel Boy
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 8 Years
              1 month, 24 days ago

              Cheers

        • TB303
          • 3 Years
          1 month, 24 days ago

          Son -> Jota
          JRod -> KDB

          2FT

          ?

          1. Magic Zico
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 2 Years
            1 month, 24 days ago

            I would for free

          2. KAMARA-COPY
            • 3 Years
            1 month, 24 days ago

            I would pull the trigger

          3. Original Pirate Material
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 2 Years
            1 month, 24 days ago

            Looks good.

          4. Melon
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 6 Years
            1 month, 24 days ago

            Yeah, I like it a lot.

          5. TB303
            • 3 Years
            1 month, 24 days ago

            Thanks !

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

            Rodriguez tó Jota.

        • Original Pirate Material
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 2 Years
          1 month, 24 days ago

          Kane should do well against this Arsenal def you reckon?

          1. TB303
            • 3 Years
            1 month, 24 days ago

            I’m keeping

          2. UNDERWORLD7
            • 9 Years
            1 month, 24 days ago

            Son will have a field day

          3. Rupert The Horse
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 7 Years
            1 month, 24 days ago

            Depends where he plays but I would imagine CF for that game so possibly.

        • JBG
          • 2 Years
          1 month, 24 days ago

          Wow.. 5 shots on goal for Wolves. 2 from Arsenal. If only Arsenal had one of the most creative players in their squad...

          1. diesel001
            • 4 Years
            1 month, 24 days ago

            They'd concede more because the issue isn't creativity. It is that they have lost their defensive organisation from about 4 weeks ago. They lose the ball, they can't win it back quickly, they have gaps in defence, and they give up chances.

            Look at their performance vs Man Utd. Compare to recent performances. I don't think it is a surprise that it has coincided with Partey and Elneny being out of the team. Those two are fitter, better tacklers, and more mobile than Xhaka and Willock.

            1. Rupert The Horse
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 7 Years
              1 month, 24 days ago

              Top comment.

        • diesel001
          • 4 Years
          1 month, 24 days ago

          Teams setting up for 3-5-2 Wolves and Nuno destroying their plans with 4 at the back.

        • Jimjam
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 10 Years
          1 month, 24 days ago

          Martinez (Steer)
          Robertson, Chilwell, Coufal (KWP, Mitchell)
          Salah, Son, Ziyech, Grealish (Stephens)
          Kane, DCL, Bamford

          Have exact funds to do a -8 to get the following?

          Martinez (Steer)
          Chilwell, Coufal, KWP (Taylor, Mitchell)
          Salah, KDB, Bruno, Grealish (Stephens)
          Kane, Wilson, Bamford

          Worth it?

          1. KAMARA-COPY
            • 3 Years
            1 month, 24 days ago

            Not for a - 8 mate

          2. TheDragon
            • 2 Years
            1 month, 24 days ago

            You’ve got to get KDB so do what you’ve got to do

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

            So Robbo, Son, Ziech -> Taylor, KdB, Bruno? (-8). Hmm, not sure for a -8

          4. Melon
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 6 Years
            1 month, 24 days ago

            I don't mind it at all tbh. But then I'm not as hit averse as most. I think I'd be tempted to bank for a week honestly though and do it when the fixtures swing in GW12 perhaps?

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

              Sorry, I missed that you don't currently have KDB, thought you meant the -8 was for Salah.

              Do it and armband KDB. Could easily pay off in no time.

        • fcsaltyballs
          • 4 Years
          1 month, 24 days ago

          Martinez
          Robertson Chilwell Cancelo
          Fernandes Son JamesR Grealish Foden
          DCL Vardy

          Forster Brewster Dallas Ferguson

          1 FT, 1.7 itb

          1. Fernandes >> KDB
          2. Robertson JamesR >> 4.9DEF KDB (-4)
          3. JamesR Vardy >> KDB Watkins (-4)
          4. Other

          Thanks all

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

            2

        • Z
          • 3 Years
          1 month, 24 days ago

          GW 11 Salah -> KDB (done)
          GW 12 Bruno and jRodriguze -> Salah and Jota
          ?

          1. KAMARA-COPY
            • 3 Years
            1 month, 24 days ago

            Solid plan

          2. Magic Zico
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 2 Years
            1 month, 24 days ago

            Can you not do Bruno > KDB this week, Hamez > Jota next week?

        • FPLMACKEM
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          1 month, 24 days ago

          Can someone please explain how Bruno is getting 0 bonus points when he had the exact same output as JWP and he also got booked?!

          1. JBG
            • 2 Years
            1 month, 24 days ago

            Had a very poor 1st half. FPL wise, think he was in the minus BPs.

            1. Boom Boom Sheikh the Toon
                1 month, 24 days ago

                He was due to get 1 bonus point until he missed a shot at the end of the match so think youre chatting bollocks mate

            2. Boom Boom Sheikh the Toon
                1 month, 24 days ago

                Missed shots passes etc deducts points, its not just a case of goals and assists.

                1. Rupert The Horse
                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                  • 7 Years
                  1 month, 24 days ago

                  Exactly. Which is a good thing.

              • diesel001
                • 4 Years
                1 month, 24 days ago

                Kept shooting and missing the target. Kept getting tackled and losing the ball.

              • Big Hands Barry
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 2 Years
                1 month, 24 days ago

                Missed chances, shots off target etc

              • Rupert The Horse
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 7 Years
                1 month, 24 days ago

                Missed two opportunities at the end. It’s just how it works.

              • bluee
                • 5 Years
                1 month, 24 days ago

                It's a personal vendetta against you. You should sue.

              • Over Midwicket
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 9 Years
                1 month, 24 days ago

                Players that are involved and do good stuff are terrible in bonus, remember

              • Pukki Party
                • 3 Years
                1 month, 24 days ago

                46% passes completed first half

              • FPLMACKEM
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                1 month, 24 days ago

                Ok cheers for the clarification guys. Just curious that's all with JWP being booked I thought that would have took a few off him. But if Bruno was missing chances and not hitting the target then fair enough.

                1. Rupert The Horse
                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                  • 7 Years
                  1 month, 24 days ago

                  I like this.

            3. Boom Boom Sheikh the Toon
                1 month, 24 days ago

                Long term:
                A) KDB, Jota, Walker/Pereira
                B) Son, Jota, Robbo

                1. Z
                  • 3 Years
                  1 month, 24 days ago

                  A

                  1. Boom Boom Sheikh the Toon
                      1 month, 24 days ago

                      thanks

                2. Deulofail
                  • 5 Years
                  1 month, 24 days ago

                  With that hairline, I bet Gabriel is indistinguishable from Joleon Lescott from a ski lift or low-flying helicopter.

                  1. Over Midwicket
                    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                    • 9 Years
                    1 month, 24 days ago

                    Reported.

                    1. Deulofail
                      • 5 Years
                      1 month, 24 days ago

                      Same

                  2. Rupert The Horse
                    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                    • 7 Years
                    1 month, 24 days ago

                    Wonderfully constructed that.

                3. El Presidente
                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                  • 1 Year
                  1 month, 24 days ago

                  What happened to Jimenez?

                  1. Z
                    • 3 Years
                    1 month, 24 days ago

                    Terible head injury

                  2. Rupert The Horse
                    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                    • 7 Years
                    1 month, 24 days ago

                    Knocked out with a bad head injury. We could even hear the ambulance approaching.

                    1. Z
                      • 3 Years
                      1 month, 24 days ago

                      We could even hear skull break.... 🙁

                      1. Rupert The Horse
                        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                        • 7 Years
                        1 month, 24 days ago

                        Let’s not speculate.

                4. fplking14
                  • 5 Years
                  1 month, 24 days ago

                  Will be around 50 points behind my ML rival after this week, is it over?

                  1. Z
                    • 3 Years
                    1 month, 24 days ago

                    Nope...but i dont know yr teams

                  2. diesel001
                    • 4 Years
                    1 month, 24 days ago

                    Nope. If it was more than 150 pts then I would be doubtful. 50 is more than catchable with 70% of the season still to go.

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

                    Don’t be ridiculous.

                    50 points is absolutely nothing at this stage of the season

                  4. Vazza
                      1 month, 24 days ago

                      I responded to this question earlier. Go and check it out

                    • Rupert The Horse
                      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                      • 7 Years
                      1 month, 24 days ago

                      I just made that up in 2 weeks

                    • Dirty Harry
                      • 5 Years
                      1 month, 24 days ago

                      I'm 120 behind.

                      50 it's nothing

                    • Joey Tribbiani
                        1 month, 24 days ago

                        50 points can be gained in 1 or 2 week if you are super lucky...

                      • IN SANE IN DE BRUYNE
                        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                        • 4 Years
                        1 month, 24 days ago

                        50 points is nothing

                      • Qaiss
                        • 5 Years
                        1 month, 24 days ago

                        75 points is a successful Triple Captain. You just have to be a little different instead of following the herd, come that part of the season.

                      • Flair
                        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                        1 month, 24 days ago

                        You can make that up in 1 week, let alone 27 lmao.

                    • The Hunt
                      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                      • 11 Years
                      1 month, 24 days ago

                      Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang...

                      Give it absolutely 110% when contract negotiations are ongoing...

                      Sign that disgustingly lucrative new contract...

                      Relaaaaaaaaaaaax

                      1. Z
                        • 3 Years
                        1 month, 24 days ago

                        I would say something, but i would be banned 1000%

                        1. SackWenger
                          • 11 Years
                          1 month, 24 days ago

                          Me too

                      2. Rupert The Horse
                        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                        • 7 Years
                        1 month, 24 days ago

                        3yr contract for a 31yr old. Chelsea they are not.

                      3. diesel001
                        • 4 Years
                        1 month, 24 days ago

                        As I said above, think Arsenal are struggling without Partey and Elneny in the team. They can't win the ball back quickly with Xhaka and Willock and makes it easier for teams to come onto them. Look at the job Partey and Elneny did on Man Utd. Xhaka and Willock could not do that. Xhaka in particular is slow and a bad tackler.

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

                          Will Partey and Elneny return in time for the Spurs game?

                          1. diesel001
                            • 4 Years
                            1 month, 24 days ago

                            Elneny will be back (he is on the bench today). Partey don't know.

                      4. Bushwhacker
                        • 1 Year
                        1 month, 24 days ago

                        Blame Arteta for signing the deal to build a team around him ... and then building a team against him.

                    • diesel001
                      • 4 Years
                      1 month, 24 days ago

                      Hope Man Utd and Man City win their games in hand. 3 pts would separate the Top 6 teams in the PL then. Competitive PL is good to watch. Especially when all the top teams look like going through to the knockout stages of the CL and EL. Shows the PL is a strong league.

                      1. Bushwhacker
                        • 1 Year
                        1 month, 24 days ago

                        Its the strongest in Europe by a mile ; United and City struggling to reach the top six shows that. At least United can blame their non- league manager.

                    • Daniel - FH,BB,TC,WC left
                      • 11 Years
                      1 month, 24 days ago

                      Painful for previous Podence owners. I sold a while ago so I am fine with it

                      1. Dirty Harry
                        • 5 Years
                        1 month, 24 days ago

                        I still flipping own him on my flipping bench.

                        Outscored everyone on my team except KDB so far

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

                        I sold him last week but kept Jimenez.

                    • Hryszko
                      • 3 Years
                      1 month, 24 days ago

                      Any thoughts?

                      Werner & Grealish > Fernandes & Wilson after next week for free?

                      1. JBG
                        • 2 Years
                        1 month, 24 days ago

                        Nah

                      2. Rupert The Horse
                        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                        • 7 Years
                        1 month, 24 days ago

                        Too soon

                    • Deulofail
                      • 5 Years
                      1 month, 24 days ago

                      Can't stand watching Luiz putting his arms behind his back. I don't care if he does it or not, but it's like his main thing. That's just what he does. Put some thought and energy into blocking the ball and defending, lad!

                      1. Rupert The Horse
                        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                        • 7 Years
                        1 month, 24 days ago

                        My dad loves doing it. But he’s 70

                        1. Deulofail
                          • 5 Years
                          1 month, 24 days ago

                          He does it to pre-empt a shot 5 seconds in advance, so he loses the little mobility he already has. Attackers surely love it. Besides, when I see people do it, I reckon there are periods where they are actually making themselves bigger rather than smaller, so maybe it's genius or maybe it's pointless. Maybe your dad can tell me.

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

                      I was planning to sell Sterling if he starts vs Porto but on a second thought, if he doesn’t start, I’ll start to think he lost his place so will still sell him anyway.

                      Having to sell an attacker before playing Fulham isn’t great but I think it’s essential at this point.

                      1. Warby84
                        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                        • 5 Years
                        1 month, 24 days ago

                        I will sell for De Bruyne (c)

                      2. Rupert The Horse
                        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                        • 7 Years
                        1 month, 24 days ago

                        Probably put out a second string side.

                    • Dark Side Of The Loon!
                      • 4 Years
                      1 month, 24 days ago

                      Plan to get Salah and KDB in and lose Sterling?

                      GW 12: Sterling to Salah
                      GW 13: KDB in for Ziyech, Vardy out for Abraham or any other sub 8 forward

                      1. Rupert The Horse
                        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                        • 7 Years
                        1 month, 24 days ago

                        Tempted to get Wilson for Vardy by then.