Dugout Discussion

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. Hazz
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 3 Years
    3 months, 8 days ago

    If McCarthy is out, isolating or otherwise, that's really annoying for bringing on a second keeper for a potential Bench Boost.

    Won't know whether to keep McCarthy or Forster!

    1. C_G
      • 5 Years
      3 months, 8 days ago

      whats the news McCarthy im not updated.

      1. bobbyg
        • 9 Years
        3 months, 8 days ago

        Self isolating apparently

  2. C_G
    • 5 Years
    3 months, 8 days ago

    KDB haul would round this week off incredibly.

    1. pundit of punts
      • 8 Years
      3 months, 8 days ago

      This

      Long overdue

  3. Il Capitano
      3 months, 8 days ago

      Barely scraping a green arrow after a great start, need Vardz and Justinho to save me

    • Dannyb
      • 4 Years
      3 months, 8 days ago

      Bellerin to AWB a no brainer?

      1. Scrumper
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 1 Year
        3 months, 8 days ago

        What happened to Bellerin?

        1. HonestBlatter
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 10 Years
          3 months, 8 days ago

          Took yellow and was safeguarded

    • jdp219
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      3 months, 8 days ago

      Not activated yet, but tinkering with a FH lineup.

      Darlow
      Cancelo, Holding, AWB
      Son, KDB, Bruno, Rashford, Saka
      Aguero, Wilson
      (P-F; Brewster, Kilman, Mitchell)