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Aubameyang and Lacazette start together as Arsenal travel to West Brom

Mikel Arteta has named both his main strikers in the starting XI as Arsenal travel to face West Bromwich Albion.

It is just the second time since Gameweek 13 that Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang (£11.4m) and Alexandre Lacazette (£8.2m) have featured from the beginning together as the Gunners look to make it three wins on the bounce.

Bukayo Saka (£5.2m) has been a catalyst in Arteta’s recent mini-revival and he keeps his place in midfield, overcoming the knock he sustained last time out.

The defensive set-up has fluctuated between a back-four and back-three of late and it is the former of those two Arteta has settled with tonight.

The one constant among those chopping and changing of systems is Rob Holding (£4.5m), who starts for the 10th time in 11 Premier League matches.

At the third time of asking, Pablo Marí (£4.4m) joins the Englishman at centre-back with David Luiz (£5.4m) named on the bench.

West Bromwich Albion assets are predictably unpopular these days, not a single outfield player sitting in more than 1%. of Fantasy squads.

2.4% own Sam Johnstone (£4.5m), who has 66 saves this season, the second-highest at the time of writing.

But, as ever, the most fashionable Baggies player is non-playing goalkeeper David Button (£4.0m), owned by 4.4% worldwide.

West Bromwich Albion XI: Johnstone; Furlong, Ajayi, Ivanovic, O’Shea; Sawyers; Diangana, Gallagher, M Phillips, M Pereira; C Robinson.

Arsenal XI: Leno; Tierney, Mari, Holding, Bellerín; Saka, Xhaka, Ceballos; Aubameyang, Lacazette, Smith Rowe.

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1,321 Comments Post a Comment
  1. Baps hunter
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 3 Years
    4 months, 4 days ago

    Podence to Saka is on cards. But if I do it Salah > KdB and then getting Salah back is going to cost 4-8 pts. Yet it is time for Podence to go as long term move.

  2. TorresMagic™
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • Has Moderation Rights
    • 11 Years
    4 months, 4 days ago

    No chance WBA score.

  3. Steve The Spud
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 1 Year
    4 months, 4 days ago

    Thank god I went tierny instead of bellerin

  4. Christina.
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 11 Years
    4 months, 4 days ago

    I should have BB this week

    Holding 9 Soucek 11 Coufal 6

    1. Christina.
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 11 Years
      4 months, 4 days ago

      *Holding in for Taylor...hoping Adams out

    2. S.Kuqi
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 8 Years
      4 months, 4 days ago

      Just seen your dgw team.

      Who are you getting for Kane?

      Assume it is Kane&Son -> ???&Kdb

      1. Christina.
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 11 Years
        4 months, 4 days ago

        Ings? Martial? Not sure yet.

        1. S.Kuqi
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 8 Years
          4 months, 4 days ago

          Ok cheers

          1. Christina.
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 11 Years
            4 months, 4 days ago

            I actually want Vardy. Maybe punt on Antonio?

            1. S.Kuqi
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 8 Years
              4 months, 4 days ago

              All good shouts. I'll probably go for Vardy based on pens Leicester is getting this season. Also easy to upgrade back to Kane later

    3. Keeptrying
      • 7 Years
      4 months, 4 days ago

      I was laughing when I saw a mini league rival bench boosting this week. he is sitting on 24 bench points and knows what he is doing, as he even started Soucek!

  5. Flair
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    4 months, 4 days ago

    Johnstone has 2.6% ownership in FPL, and what feels like 100% on FFS

  6. JONALDINHO
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 3 Years
    4 months, 4 days ago

    Bottomed. Is this a good plan?

    This team for DGW19 for free. Will TC Salah/KDB
    Martinez
    Stones • Dallas • Coufal
    Salah • KDB • Bruno • Rashford • Grealish
    DCL • Bamford

    This is the team for the BGW18
    Martinez
    Stones • Mitchell
    KDB • Bruno • Son • Rashford • Grealish
    DCL • Brewster

    Will WC and BB for 25 and FH29 so I don’t have to worry planning about them

  7. Party time
    • 2 Years
    4 months, 4 days ago

    Lacazette

    1. Fred54
      • 6 Years
      4 months, 4 days ago

      Bless you.

      1. Party time
        • 2 Years
        4 months, 4 days ago

        🙂

  8. TorresMagic™
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • Has Moderation Rights
    • 11 Years
    4 months, 4 days ago

    Random Name scores again.

    1. Random Name
      • 5 Years
      4 months, 4 days ago

      Brought him in for Vardy and it's paying off.

  9. Top Lad Dakes. - all chips …
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 4 Years
    4 months, 4 days ago

    Up the Gunners

  10. Little Red Lacazette
    • 4 Years
    4 months, 4 days ago

    I scored.

    1. Fred54
      • 6 Years
      4 months, 4 days ago

      Formally a goalscorer.

    2. Ze_Austin
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 2 Years
      4 months, 4 days ago

      Again

  11. fylde2022
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 5 Years
    4 months, 4 days ago

    This is my playing team for GW18.
    Would you FH this team?

    Martinez
    Dias Taylor #
    Rashford(maybe) Son Bruno Zaha #
    Watkins Kane

    # means blank players.

    1. Ha.
      • 5 Years
      4 months, 4 days ago

      Yes

    2. tommo123
      • 5 Years
      4 months, 4 days ago

      Hold

  12. Dannyb
    • 4 Years
    4 months, 4 days ago

    I hate Hector Bellerin, straight out for AWB.

  13. Duke Silver ☑
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 6 Years
    4 months, 4 days ago

    Bad enough for Johnstone that he has to deal with shots from his defenders as well the opposition.

    1. Party time
      • 2 Years
      4 months, 4 days ago

      Lol

  14. Pukkipartyy
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 2 Years
    4 months, 4 days ago

    Saka and Smith Rowe looks like good options!

  15. Jimmer887766
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    4 months, 4 days ago

    My apologies if this has been discussed, but who are the 5 isolating players from City? Jesus, Walker, Ederson and?

    1. Dannyb
      • 4 Years
      4 months, 4 days ago

      Doyle and one other, thought to be Cancelo but nothing concrete

  16. Flair
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    4 months, 4 days ago

    Arsenal hype train is returning, means it’ll be derailed by a 1-0 loss vs Palace next GW

  17. Ha.
    • 5 Years
    4 months, 4 days ago

    Smith Rowe trying to steal Holdings baps

    1. Flair
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      4 months, 4 days ago

      Disgraceful, send that fraud off

    2. Pukkipartyy
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 2 Years
      4 months, 4 days ago

      Haha

  18. Random Name
    • 5 Years
    4 months, 4 days ago

    Lacazette calls game, set, match. 3 in 3 for the marksman.

    1. TorresMagic™
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • Has Moderation Rights
      • 11 Years
      4 months, 4 days ago

      4 in 3

  19. JJeyy
    • 5 Years
    4 months, 4 days ago

    Smith Rowe double assist, Eggs Doff brought him in aswell

    1. Keeptrying
      • 7 Years
      4 months, 4 days ago

      huh.

      1. Keeptrying
        • 7 Years
        4 months, 4 days ago

        he did. wow

        1. JJeyy
          • 5 Years
          4 months, 4 days ago

          this guys on another level

  20. Milkman Bruno
      4 months, 4 days ago

      Allardyce ain’t saving this lot without a few Jan transfers

    • CROYDON DE BRUYNE
      • 4 Years
      4 months, 4 days ago

      Went for Bissouma over Smith-Rowe, due to being an assured starter for GW18 ugh

    • Hazz
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      4 months, 4 days ago

      Smith-Rowe decent

      1. Fred54
        • 6 Years
        4 months, 4 days ago

        That's two players surely, how blind are the FA?

    • Milkman Bruno
        4 months, 4 days ago

        Consolation please West Brom

      • Flair
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        4 months, 4 days ago

        Smith Rowe is 4.4? Straight in for Baron Bissouma

      • Steve The Spud
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 1 Year
        4 months, 4 days ago

        Laca in flames

      • Gobigorgohome
        • 9 Years
        4 months, 4 days ago

        i need roweeee

      • George Agdgdgwngo
        • 11 Years
        4 months, 4 days ago

        Use the free hit for gw 18 with currently 7+Brewster

        Or gamble for a better gameweek to use it on?

      • milanista10
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 8 Years
        4 months, 4 days ago

        Tierneyyyyyyy assist

      • It’s gonna Ben Mee
        • 7 Years
        4 months, 4 days ago

        The Big Sam effect

      • Pukkipartyy
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 2 Years
        4 months, 4 days ago

        Tierney monster haul!