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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
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 5 Years
    8 months, 25 days ago

    Saka bringing home the motm points

    1. Vazza
      • 1 Year
      8 months, 25 days ago

      Johnstone says hold my beer

      1. Deulofail
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 5 Years
        8 months, 25 days ago

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

  2. Vazza
    • 1 Year
    8 months, 25 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
      • 7 Years
      8 months, 25 days ago

      No don’t mess about do the FH

    2. Knock Down Your Aerial
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      8 months, 25 days ago

      You dont own Martinez?

    3. TorresMagic™ - 6dcode
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • Has Moderation Rights
      • 12 Years
      8 months, 25 days ago

      Still looks pretty weak.

      1. Vazza
        • 1 Year
        8 months, 25 days ago

        Haha! Thanks

    4. Tonyawesome69
      • 2 Years
      8 months, 25 days ago

      7 players plus a - 4, I would FH

      1. Vazza
        • 1 Year
        8 months, 25 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
          • 7 Years
          8 months, 25 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
    8 months, 25 days ago

    Same Brom that played against Leeds in midweek it seems.

  4. BenDavies
    • 8 Years
    8 months, 25 days ago

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

    1. Vazza
      • 1 Year
      8 months, 25 days ago

      Cross caught I think

    2. Gobigorgohome
      • 10 Years
      8 months, 25 days ago

      crosd

  5. Flair
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 1 Year
    8 months, 25 days ago

    Johnstone with 2.3% ownership. Feels surprisingly low

    1. Over Midwicket
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 9 Years
      8 months, 25 days ago

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

    2. The Pesci challenge
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 7 Years
      8 months, 25 days ago

      They’re all here

      1. Flair
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 1 Year
        8 months, 25 days ago

        Makes sense

    3. Bring the Cavalry
      • 4 Years
      8 months, 25 days ago

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

  6. diesel001
    • 4 Years
    8 months, 25 days ago

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

    1. Deulofail
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 5 Years
      8 months, 25 days ago

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

  7. Deulofail
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 5 Years
    8 months, 25 days ago

    Bellerin's balls are horrendous.

    Probably all those corduroy trousers.

    1. Vazza
      • 1 Year
      8 months, 25 days ago

      Sorry can’t comment as I have no idea

  8. King Kohli
    • 8 Years
    8 months, 25 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

  9. Gobigorgohome
    • 10 Years
    8 months, 25 days ago

    should have started Jone Stones over Martinez 🙁

    1. Gobigorgohome
      • 10 Years
      8 months, 25 days ago

      timing haha

    2. mynameisq
      • 8 Years
      8 months, 25 days ago

      Timing

    3. BenDavies
      • 8 Years
      8 months, 25 days ago

      Probably the better choice yep. Arsenal are goal shy

      1. Gobigorgohome
        • 10 Years
        8 months, 25 days ago

        timing lol

  10. diesel001
    • 4 Years
    8 months, 25 days ago

    Tierney G

  11. Milkman Bruno
    8 months, 25 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
      8 months, 25 days ago

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

  12. Dark Side Of The Loon!
    • 5 Years
    8 months, 25 days ago

    TIERNEYYYYY!

  13. Right In The Stanchion
    • 1 Year
    8 months, 25 days ago

    Great goal Tierney

  14. Forever In Our Shadow
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 7 Years
    8 months, 25 days ago

    Oh god I hope not many have tierny.

  15. pundit of punts
    • 8 Years
    8 months, 25 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? 🙂

  16. Gobigorgohome
    • 10 Years
    8 months, 25 days ago

    tieeneyyyyyy

  17. Meinhoff
    • 9 Years
    8 months, 25 days ago

    Is that a Holding assist?

    1. Duke Silver ☑
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 6 Years
      8 months, 25 days ago

      Looks like it.

    2. HonestBlatter
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 10 Years
      8 months, 25 days ago

      Yes

    3. Milkman Bruno
      8 months, 25 days ago

      Ah no please don’t be ffs

    4. Warby84
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 6 Years
      8 months, 25 days ago

      I think so..

    5. Gobigorgohome
      • 10 Years
      8 months, 25 days ago

      ffs rival just brought in

  18. TorresMagic™ - 6dcode
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • Has Moderation Rights
    • 12 Years
    8 months, 25 days ago

    Lovely goal.

  19. Zilla
    • 3 Years
    8 months, 25 days ago

    wgta

  20. diesel001
    • 4 Years
    8 months, 25 days ago

    Thought the snow was heavy 5 mins ago.

    Now it is really heavy.

  21. Bobby Digital
    • 4 Years
    8 months, 25 days ago

    Holding A?

    1. HonestBlatter
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 10 Years
      8 months, 25 days ago

      Yep

      1. Bobby Digital
        • 4 Years
        8 months, 25 days ago

        Nice!

  22. Flair
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 1 Year
    8 months, 25 days ago

    WAIT WAS THAT A HOLDING ASSIST?!?!?

  23. Fudgy
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 1 Year
    8 months, 25 days ago

    Ffs my rival brought holding in

    1. Super Saints
      • 5 Years
      8 months, 25 days ago

      So did I lol

    2. TorresMagic™ - 6dcode
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • Has Moderation Rights
      • 12 Years
      8 months, 25 days ago

      You have about 100 rivals so one was bound to.

  24. Deulofail
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 5 Years
    8 months, 25 days ago

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

  25. Hryszko
    • 4 Years
    8 months, 25 days ago

    Holding assist?!

  26. Pukkipartyy
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 2 Years
    8 months, 25 days ago

    Holding A. Cant make this up 😀

  27. BeaversWithAttitude
    • 3 Years
    8 months, 25 days ago

    BIG SNOW... even by Canadian standards.

  28. Flair
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 1 Year
    8 months, 25 days ago

    HOLDINGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGG

  29. Brosstan
    • 7 Years
    8 months, 25 days ago

    Real bad signal on my TV...

  30. Gobigorgohome
    • 10 Years
    8 months, 25 days ago

    FFS RIVAL HAS HOLDINGGG GOD NOOOOOOOOO