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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. Nightf0x
    • 5 Years
    1 month, 21 days ago

    Cancelo barkley -4 to which ?.

    A) grealish 4.8 def.
    B) mahrez 4.3 def.
    C) torres dias (exact money 0.0)
    D) + ziyech wilson -12 to kdb dias raphinha brewster
    E) barkly bruno wilson -8 to 4.5 kdb cavani

    1. JBG
      • 2 Years
      1 month, 21 days ago

      Keep Cancelo and wait. If he starts midweek, then sell him. Unless Mendy or Walker gets injured.

    2. how now brown cow
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 6 Years
      1 month, 21 days ago

      People were taking hits to get him in 2 days ago.

    3. Tonyawesome69
      • 2 Years
      1 month, 21 days ago

      Hold off with City players until after UCL.

  2. youneedmorecavaleiro
    • 6 Years
    1 month, 21 days ago

    McCarthy - Steer
    Cresswell - Chilwell - Justin - Shaw - Ferguson
    KDB - Rashford - Jota - Ziyech - Anguissa
    Kane - DCL - Werner

    0.2 ITB, 1 FT

    Shaw is the priority to get out, right? If so, to whom?

    1. youneedmorecavaleiro
      • 6 Years
      1 month, 21 days ago

      also have WC

    2. JBG
      • 2 Years
      1 month, 21 days ago

      Downgrade him to Jamal Lewis or something like that.

    3. Tonyawesome69
      • 2 Years
      1 month, 21 days ago

      Dallas

    4. Slitherene
      • 2 Years
      1 month, 21 days ago

      Ayling

    5. tomasjj
      • 6 Years
      1 month, 21 days ago

      KWP?

  3. Gudjohnsen
    • 3 Years
    1 month, 21 days ago

    What's going ln witg Auba?

    He looks like a 5.5 million forward atm.

    1. Alan_T
      • 3 Years
      1 month, 21 days ago

      It’s Arteta, not Auba

      1. Tonyawesome69
        • 2 Years
        1 month, 21 days ago

        He was playing well before he signed the contract. It is Auba, seems to be lacking any effort

    2. Original Pirate Material
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 2 Years
      1 month, 21 days ago

      Generous.

  4. Dont_Win_Friends_With_Salah…
    • 3 Years
    1 month, 21 days ago

    Help settle a debate with a friend. Would your combined Spurs/Chelsea XI have more Spurs or Chelsea players?? Especially interested in fans of neither clubs views...

    1. Dynamic Duos
      • 7 Years
      1 month, 21 days ago

      Chelsea

    2. how now brown cow
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 6 Years
      1 month, 21 days ago

      Depends on the style of play you wanted I reckon.

      It's pretty even.

    3. Chucky
      • 7 Years
      1 month, 21 days ago

      chelsea..

    4. Joey Tribbiani
        1 month, 21 days ago

        Chelsea

      • Dynamic Duos
        • 7 Years
        1 month, 21 days ago

        Kane and Son would get in the Chelsea team

        1. Dont_Win_Friends_With_Salah…
          • 3 Years
          1 month, 21 days ago

          Surely more than just 2?

      • mynameisq
        • 7 Years
        1 month, 21 days ago

        6 spurs 5 Chelsea

        1. mynameisq
          • 7 Years
          1 month, 21 days ago

          Lloris
          Reguilon
          Alderweireld
          Son
          Bale
          Kane

          Azpi
          Silva
          Kante
          Kova
          Pulisic

          1. Zim0
            • 2 Years
            1 month, 21 days ago

            Uhh thats all wrong for me. Bale sucks now. So Werner over him. Chilwell over Reguilon. Mendy Lloris i guess r both good.

            1. mynameisq
              • 7 Years
              1 month, 21 days ago

              Bale is just unfit you'll see

              Lloris over Mendy because Mendy as well as he has done is still too early days

              Chilwell over reguilon not for me, one has done it in Europe too

              Not much in it, bale is probably the most contentious one but I think he comes good

          2. how now brown cow
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 6 Years
            1 month, 21 days ago

            I wouldnt put bale in there.

            Reguilon/ chilwell close
            Hugo/ mendy close too

            Mendy looked really good today.

            1. mynameisq
              • 7 Years
              1 month, 21 days ago

              Yup Mendy could be better but as of right now too small of a sample

              Reguilon chilwell is close but reguilon has performed in Europe and for me he's better

              Bale is just a gut feeling that it will take him time to get properly fit

        2. Zim0
          • 2 Years
          1 month, 21 days ago

          Who r they?

      • Tonyawesome69
        • 2 Years
        1 month, 21 days ago

        Based on current form, easily more CHE players than Spurs.

        1. Dont_Win_Friends_With_Salah…
          • 3 Years
          1 month, 21 days ago

          Really? I'd have Lloris, Toby, Reguillon, Hjoberg, Son and Kane I think

      • Klaren
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 3 Years
        1 month, 21 days ago

        6 Spurs, 5 Chelsea for me but other than Son, Kane, Lloris, Kante, Werner, Ziyech it’s very close.

      • GoonSquad
        • 10 Years
        1 month, 21 days ago

        Mendy
        Chillwell
        Silva
        Zouma
        James
        Kante
        Ziyech
        Pulisic
        Werner

        Son
        Kane

        1. Dont_Win_Friends_With_Salah…
          • 3 Years
          1 month, 21 days ago

          I think there may be some Arsenal bias in that team

          1. GoonSquad
            • 10 Years
            1 month, 21 days ago

            Only question was Toby vs. Silva. Toby hurt so easy choice.

            1. Dont_Win_Friends_With_Salah…
              • 3 Years
              1 month, 21 days ago

              5 games of Mendy v 8 years of Lloris?

    5. Rhysd007
      • 9 Years
      1 month, 21 days ago

      Hamez going down tonight. I have 3.1 in bank. Also need to do a defensive swap
      Thoughts:

      Mitchell / Just / Vest / Dunne / Coufal
      Bruno / JWP / Son / Jota / Hamez
      Bam / Kane / Vardy

      Am I OK with just a defensive upgrade or reckon I should pay -4 and shift Hamez to save the 0.1?

      Thanks

      1. Bergkamps second touch
        • 1 Year
        1 month, 21 days ago

        Rodriguez has been at - 100 for several days but escapes the drop. Don't see the reason for it, he was brilliant last game and has another really good fixture next. Especially wouldn't do it for a hit!

        1. Tonyawesome69
          • 2 Years
          1 month, 21 days ago

          He is too inconsistent even though he has the underlying stats. Also FPL managers are too impatient, blanked since GW6

    6. Zlatan F.C
        1 month, 21 days ago

        Which formation do you prefer 3 5 2 or 3 4 3? And why?

        1. JBG
          • 2 Years
          1 month, 21 days ago

          343..like my strikers. And am rarely pleased with who I can have as a 5th mid.

        2. UNDERWORLD7
          • 9 Years
          1 month, 21 days ago

          352
          Allows money for the 3rd forward to plot into main mids who score more regularly anyway

        3. Tonyawesome69
          • 2 Years
          1 month, 21 days ago

          Currently 343, good value in the cheap strikers and allows you to go heavy in premium mids

      • Shardlow
        • 3 Years
        1 month, 21 days ago

        McCarthy (Steer)
        Chilwell, Justin, Coufal (Taylor, Mitchell)
        Salah, Son, Grealish, Ziyech (Bissouma)
        Kane, DCL, Jimenez

        WC

        to

        McCarthy (Steer)
        Zouma, Dias, Justin (Dallas, Neco Williams)
        Salah, Son, Grealish, Jota, KDB
        Vardy, Bamford (Davis)

        leaves a really weak bench of course. Do have also 2 FT and only 0.3m.

        1. mr messi
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 10 Years
          1 month, 21 days ago

          Are you happy to lose DCL?

          1. Shardlow
            • 3 Years
            1 month, 21 days ago

            Not massively, but wanted a way of getting both KDB and Jota without losing Son

      • matiakez
        • 10 Years
        1 month, 21 days ago

        Best Tierney replacement? Already own Chilwell.

        1. Chucky
          • 7 Years
          1 month, 21 days ago

          dias

        2. Tonyawesome69
          • 2 Years
          1 month, 21 days ago

          Dias, James or Dallas

      • Gudjohnsen
        • 3 Years
        1 month, 21 days ago

        Did Podence to Jota for this gw.

        How should I feel?

        1. Jdpz
            1 month, 21 days ago

            me too bro 🙂

          • Hazz
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 3 Years
            1 month, 21 days ago

            Net minus so far, but probably still feel better about it.

            1. Hazz
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 3 Years
              1 month, 21 days ago

              Because of that sort of substitution!

          • Mr. O'Connell
            • 8 Years
            1 month, 21 days ago

            Also got shot of him. Still feels good even though I'm down on the move (KDB came in). Was so sick of looking at him in my 11. Foden next!

          • Dirty Harry
            • 5 Years
            1 month, 21 days ago

            Genital Ulcer Disease

          • svasei - Up (?) the Rovers
            • 10 Years
            1 month, 21 days ago

            Zaha > Jota
            Podence on bench. Vardy and Grealish to come so he will stay there.

        2. Gobigorgohome
          • 9 Years
          1 month, 21 days ago

          Bellerin YC

          1. El Fenomeno R9
            • 5 Years
            1 month, 21 days ago

            0 beautiful

        3. Gobigorgohome
          • 9 Years
          1 month, 21 days ago

          Podence off
          Neves on

        4. how now brown cow
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 6 Years
          1 month, 21 days ago

          Not sure what to make of arsenal.

          Just seem to have zero threat.

        5. how now brown cow
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 6 Years
          1 month, 21 days ago

          Neto looks really good.

          1. UNDERWORLD7
            • 9 Years
            1 month, 21 days ago

            He really does doesn’t he

          2. Mr. O'Connell
            • 8 Years
            1 month, 21 days ago

            Anyone who played virtual fpl over lockdown will know this. He stops scoring as soon as you buy him, though.

            1. Hazz
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 3 Years
              1 month, 21 days ago

              Haha yes, he was great on that!

        6. Right In The Stanchion
            1 month, 21 days ago

            I’ve been watching Arsenal since the early 90s. This is The worst team we’ve had since then.

            Thought we were onto a good thing with Arteta but he’s a mug.

            1. Right In The Stanchion
                1 month, 21 days ago

                How the F have Wolves and Leicester become better PL teams then us.

                They even spend more on transfers.

              • UNDERWORLD7
                • 9 Years
                1 month, 21 days ago

                Truly shocking side they have right now

              • mynameisq
                • 7 Years
                1 month, 21 days ago

                #Wengerknew

            2. BucketHead
              • 7 Years
              1 month, 21 days ago

              Bellerin to James for a hit??

              1. Dirty Harry
                • 5 Years
                1 month, 21 days ago

                Why?

              2. El Fenomeno R9
                • 5 Years
                1 month, 21 days ago

                Considering that move,they were terrible in attack and now terrible in defense too

              3. Jack Burton
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 5 Years
                1 month, 21 days ago

                I'm doing it for free

              4. Klaren
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 3 Years
                1 month, 21 days ago

                At least Cancelo matched one of my rival’s defenders then 🙂

            3. Twisted Melon
              • 6 Years
              1 month, 21 days ago

              Kane and Bench fodder
              To
              KDB and bench fodder -4 ?

            4. jai1212
              • 7 Years
              1 month, 21 days ago

              Martinez Nyland
              Chilwell Cancelo Lamptey Coufal Dunne
              Mane Sterling Rashford Grealish Jota
              DCL Richarlison Brewster

              So, the biggest issue here is that I'm the king of differentials and that's not helping me.

              What should I be focusing on first?
              A. Getting my bench sorted
              B. Turning my differentials and Everton extras into key ones

              .

              1. Mr. O'Connell
                • 8 Years
                1 month, 21 days ago

                B for sure

              2. Tango74
                  1 month, 21 days ago

                  Get bench sorted, always ensure you have playing subs

                  This year will be more players rotated and more with Covid as they will relax rules soon abs at Christmas !

                • tomasjj
                  • 6 Years
                  1 month, 21 days ago

                  b

              3. Deulofail
                • 4 Years
                1 month, 21 days ago

                So many zeros in my team:

                Button, Bellerin, Lamptey, Mitchell, Sterling, Martial.

                6 to be exact.

                1. Gudjohnsen
                  • 3 Years
                  1 month, 21 days ago

                  Ouch

                2. Forever In Our Shadow
                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                  • 7 Years
                  1 month, 21 days ago

                  Still your best gw of the season though.

                  1. Deulofail
                    • 4 Years
                    1 month, 21 days ago

                    Haha could be!

              4. Steve The Spud
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                1 month, 21 days ago

                35 (-4) with konsa Grealish cresswell and vardy (C) playing tomorrow

                Basically vardy blanks and it’s another horror show of a game week

                1. Gudjohnsen
                  • 3 Years
                  1 month, 21 days ago

                  Still got 4 players left plus captain.

                  Could end with 70 plus points.

              5. Jdpz
                  1 month, 21 days ago

                  A) Tierney to Dias
                  B) Kane to Vardy

                • HD7
                  • 3 Years
                  1 month, 21 days ago

                  Anybody with a team with Salah KDB Bruno all in?
                  Can I see how this looks?
                  Probably defence is cheap one to the max

                  1. Zim0
                    • 2 Years
                    1 month, 21 days ago

                    Soon to be team (gw12)
                    Martinez
                    Robertson chilwell james
                    Salah bruno kdb grealish
                    Dcl bamford adams

                    1. Zim0
                      • 2 Years
                      1 month, 21 days ago

                      Actually will have 1.6 itb too so its doable for anyone

                  2. Silecro
                    • 3 Years
                    1 month, 21 days ago

                    I think something like this can be managed:

                    GK:Martinez/4.0
                    DEF: Chilwell, Dallas, Coufal, Lamptey, KWP
                    MID: Grealish, Salah, Bruno, KDB, Gordon
                    ATK: DCL, Wilson, Bamford

                  3. fedolefan
                    • 6 Years
                    1 month, 21 days ago

                    Yeah, defense is downright crap.

                    Martinez
                    Webster Cress Balbuena
                    Salah Bruno KDB Son Soucek
                    Kane Adams

                    xx Brewster 4.0 3.8

                    Will be doing Cress -> James this week.

                  4. UNDERWORLD7
                    • 9 Years
                    1 month, 21 days ago

                    Soon to be:

                    Martinez
                    James - Chillwell - KWP
                    Soucek - Salah - Bruno - KDB - Son
                    Vardy - Bamford

                    1. Scrumper
                      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                      • 1 Year
                      1 month, 21 days ago

                      I like this

                  5. Scrumper
                    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                    • 1 Year
                    1 month, 21 days ago

                    Martinez (steer)
                    Chilwell, Bellerin, Coufal,
                    Salah, Jota, Sterling, KDB, Bruno
                    Bambam, Watkins

                    Steer KWP, Mitchell, Brewster

                • Gudjohnsen
                  • 3 Years
                  1 month, 21 days ago

                  Does anyone still own Aubameyang?

                  I got rid after two game weeks and it's one of my better desisions this season.

                  1. Steve The Spud
                    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                    1 month, 21 days ago

                    Surely no one can

                  2. F_Ivanovic
                    • 5 Years
                    1 month, 21 days ago

                    Everyone got rid after 2 GW's

                  3. Forever In Our Shadow
                    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                    • 7 Years
                    1 month, 21 days ago

                    2 weeks too many for everyone.

                • LickymyUmtitis69
                    1 month, 21 days ago

                    Time to bring on Kilman to steady the Wolves defence

                  • Dynamic Duos
                    • 7 Years
                    1 month, 21 days ago

                    Kilman hahaha

                  • Deulofail
                    • 4 Years
                    1 month, 21 days ago

                    Any good reason to start the game with Luiz over Holding?

                    1. diesel001
                      • 4 Years
                      1 month, 21 days ago

                      Having watched Arsenal this season, I think this is their best team:

                      Leno
                      Bellerin Holding Gabriel Tierney
                      Elneny Ceballos Partey
                      Willian Lacazette Aubameyang

                      1. Deulofail
                        • 4 Years
                        1 month, 21 days ago

                        At least one of Lacazette or Willian (2 of the poorest performers so far) has to go for Saka (one of the best).

                  • tomasjj
                    • 6 Years
                    1 month, 21 days ago

                    Moving Hamez, but not sure for who:

                    a) Zyiech
                    b) Jota
                    c) another

                    Salah. KDB, Grealish and fodder are the rest. got 0.6

                    Thanks!

                  • diesel001
                    • 4 Years
                    1 month, 21 days ago

                    Damn. Kilman coming on.

                    1. Joey Tribbiani
                        1 month, 21 days ago

                        yees, needed that 1 point

                        1. mynameisq
                          • 7 Years
                          1 month, 21 days ago

                          One man's trash and all that

                    2. The Hunt
                      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                      • 11 Years
                      1 month, 21 days ago

                      My comment about Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang a few minutes ago has got me thinking. Could we have a "Currently Negotiating A New Contract With Their Club" list on the right hand side of the homepage instead of the useless "FPL Price Updates"? These chancers are absolute gold dust and should be bought at the earliest possible opportunity. After they have put pen to paper however they should be sold as soon as possible as they will be to busy spending obnoxious amounts of money to be bothered with actually playing football.

                    3. Drizz ✅
                      • 9 Years
                      1 month, 21 days ago

                      Kilman coming on. Lovely

                    4. Duke Silver ☑
                      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                      • 6 Years
                      1 month, 21 days ago

                      Kilman coming on

                      1. KAPTAIN KANE
                        • 4 Years
                        1 month, 21 days ago

                        Yay 11 players!