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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. Deulofail
    • 5 Years
    4 months, 3 days ago

    Saka bringing home the motm points

    1. Vazza
        4 months, 3 days ago

        Johnstone says hold my beer

        1. Deulofail
          • 5 Years
          4 months, 3 days ago

          Good idea. He'll need his hands free to make saves.

    2. Vazza
        4 months, 3 days ago

        Would you save your FH if you had this lot after making a few transfers (4pt hit) ahead of the BGW

        Dias Stones Wan-Bissaka
        Son Bruno
        Kane Watkins

        1. The Pesci challenge
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 6 Years
          4 months, 3 days ago

          No don’t mess about do the FH

        2. Original Pirate Material
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 2 Years
          4 months, 3 days ago

          You dont own Martinez?

        3. TorresMagic™
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • Has Moderation Rights
          • 11 Years
          4 months, 3 days ago

          Still looks pretty weak.

          1. Vazza
              4 months, 3 days ago

              Haha! Thanks

          2. Tonyawesome69 FH36
            • 2 Years
            4 months, 3 days ago

            7 players plus a - 4, I would FH

            1. Vazza
                4 months, 3 days ago

                You only know half the story. I will be bringing in AWB, Stones and Watkins for Taylor, Balbuena and DCL. I would like these changes to be implemented for GW19 too.

                1. Ibralicious
                  • 6 Years
                  4 months, 3 days ago

                  Then why ask? This lot is shambles, free-hit essential if I’ve ever seen one

          3. Duke Silver ☑
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 6 Years
            4 months, 3 days ago

            Same Brom that played against Leeds in midweek it seems.

          4. BenDavies
            • 8 Years
            4 months, 3 days ago

            Does that count as Johnstone's 3rd save? Or was it a cross caught?

            1. Vazza
                4 months, 3 days ago

                Cross caught I think

              • Gobigorgohome
                • 9 Years
                4 months, 3 days ago

                crosd

            2. Flair
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              4 months, 3 days ago

              Johnstone with 2.3% ownership. Feels surprisingly low

              1. Over Midwicket
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 9 Years
                4 months, 3 days ago

                Not how I'd put it, that's for sure

              2. The Pesci challenge
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 6 Years
                4 months, 3 days ago

                They’re all here

                1. Flair
                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                  4 months, 3 days ago

                  Makes sense

              3. Bring the Cavalry
                • 4 Years
                4 months, 3 days ago

                Why? He’s got like 10 points in his last 6 games

            3. diesel001
              • 4 Years
              4 months, 3 days ago

              Martinelli and Tierney have looked a better partnership down Arsenal's left than Auba and Tierney.

              1. Deulofail
                • 5 Years
                4 months, 3 days ago

                It's been 20 mins. Tierney normally in the back three

            4. Deulofail
              • 5 Years
              4 months, 3 days ago

              Bellerin's balls are horrendous.

              Probably all those corduroy trousers.

              1. Vazza
                  4 months, 3 days ago

                  Sorry can’t comment as I have no idea

              2. King Kohli
                • 8 Years
                4 months, 3 days ago

                Looking to navigate GW 18 using transfers and BB GW 19.
                Does this move improve my team for the long term?

                TAA + Taylor + Mitchell > Dias + Cancelo + Stones (-4)

                Martinez Meslier
                TAA Konsa Coufal Taylor Mitchell
                Salah Bruno Son Raphinha Anguissa
                Kane Bamford Adams

                2 FT 1.7 ITB

              3. Gobigorgohome
                • 9 Years
                4 months, 3 days ago

                should have started Jone Stones over Martinez 🙁

                1. Gobigorgohome
                  • 9 Years
                  4 months, 3 days ago

                  timing haha

                2. mynameisq
                  • 7 Years
                  4 months, 3 days ago

                  Timing

                3. BenDavies
                  • 8 Years
                  4 months, 3 days ago

                  Probably the better choice yep. Arsenal are goal shy

                  1. Gobigorgohome
                    • 9 Years
                    4 months, 3 days ago

                    timing lol

              4. diesel001
                • 4 Years
                4 months, 3 days ago

                Tierney G

              5. Milkman Bruno
                  4 months, 3 days ago

                  This team ok to save FH

                  Martinez
                  Dias, Cancelo, Mitchell
                  Sterling, Bruno, Son
                  Kane

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

                    Very similar to mine. I have 9 but I think it’s a good trade off for gw29 fh.

                • Dark Side Of The Loon!
                  • 4 Years
                  4 months, 3 days ago

                  TIERNEYYYYY!

                • Right In The Stanchion
                  • 1 Year
                  4 months, 3 days ago

                  Great goal Tierney

                • Forever In Our Shadow
                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                  • 7 Years
                  4 months, 3 days ago

                  Oh god I hope not many have tierny.

                • pundit of punts
                  • 8 Years
                  4 months, 3 days ago

                  Bottomed

                  What do you think of this FH team for DGW 19?

                  Ederson
                  Ogbonna - Coufal - Dawson
                  Salah - KDB - Bruno - Raphinha
                  Aguero - Ings - Bamford

                  If Aguero doesn’t look up to speed by then will change to Vardy

                  Thoughts? 🙂

                • Gobigorgohome
                  • 9 Years
                  4 months, 3 days ago

                  tieeneyyyyyy

                • Meinhoff
                  • 8 Years
                  4 months, 3 days ago

                  Is that a Holding assist?

                  1. Duke Silver ☑
                    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                    • 6 Years
                    4 months, 3 days ago

                    Looks like it.

                  2. HonestBlatter
                    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                    • 10 Years
                    4 months, 3 days ago

                    Yes

                  3. Milkman Bruno
                      4 months, 3 days ago

                      Ah no please don’t be ffs

                    • Warby84
                      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                      • 5 Years
                      4 months, 3 days ago

                      I think so..

                    • Gobigorgohome
                      • 9 Years
                      4 months, 3 days ago

                      ffs rival just brought in

                  4. TorresMagic™
                    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                    • Has Moderation Rights
                    • 11 Years
                    4 months, 3 days ago

                    Lovely goal.

                  5. Zilla
                    • 3 Years
                    4 months, 3 days ago

                    wgta

                  6. diesel001
                    • 4 Years
                    4 months, 3 days ago

                    Thought the snow was heavy 5 mins ago.

                    Now it is really heavy.

                  7. Bobby Digital
                    • 3 Years
                    4 months, 3 days ago

                    Holding A?

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

                      Yep

                      1. Bobby Digital
                        • 3 Years
                        4 months, 3 days ago

                        Nice!

                  8. Flair
                    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                    4 months, 3 days ago

                    WAIT WAS THAT A HOLDING ASSIST?!?!?

                  9. Fudgy
                    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                    • 1 Year
                    4 months, 3 days ago

                    Ffs my rival brought holding in

                    1. Super Saints
                      • 4 Years
                      4 months, 3 days ago

                      So did I lol

                    2. TorresMagic™
                      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                      • Has Moderation Rights
                      • 11 Years
                      4 months, 3 days ago

                      You have about 100 rivals so one was bound to.

                  10. Deulofail
                    • 5 Years
                    4 months, 3 days ago

                    Wheyyyy. It's Tierney time. Nice and cheap for all the points he's going to get as a left back.

                  11. Hryszko
                    • 3 Years
                    4 months, 3 days ago

                    Holding assist?!

                  12. Pukkipartyy
                    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                    • 2 Years
                    4 months, 3 days ago

                    Holding A. Cant make this up 😀

                  13. BeaversWithAttitude
                    • 2 Years
                    4 months, 3 days ago

                    BIG SNOW... even by Canadian standards.

                  14. Flair
                    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                    4 months, 3 days ago

                    HOLDINGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGG

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

                    Real bad signal on my TV...

                  16. Gobigorgohome
                    • 9 Years
                    4 months, 3 days ago

                    FFS RIVAL HAS HOLDINGGG GOD NOOOOOOOOO