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. Steve The Spud
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 1 Year
    4 months, 12 days ago

    Came here to brag about my tierny transfer in this week

    1. milanista10
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 8 Years
      4 months, 12 days ago

      We got our goal! 😀

    2. KAPTAIN KANE
      • 4 Years
      4 months, 12 days ago

      Just posted for you

  2. Zilla
    • 3 Years
    4 months, 12 days ago

    oh ffs probably out of the cup with that holding assist

  3. Mr. O'Connell
    • 8 Years
    4 months, 12 days ago

    What min does this get abandoned?

    1. Scholes Out Forever
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 7 Years
      4 months, 12 days ago

      90th plus added time

    2. Forever In Our Shadow
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 7 Years
      4 months, 12 days ago

      When the ball doesn’t roll.

    3. Patio Kev
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 7 Years
      4 months, 12 days ago

      As soon as possible please.

      Forest Green v Oldham got abandoned after 60 minutes today so I would accept that.

  4. Hazard_18
      4 months, 12 days ago

      Thanks Holding for that pass 🙂

    • pundit of punts
      • 8 Years
      4 months, 12 days ago

      Holding and Mitchell making it a great evening for me 😀

    • Qaiss
      • 5 Years
      4 months, 12 days ago

      I hope that guy I recommended Tierney to brought him in

      And a Holding assist 🙂

    • HuttonDressedasLahm
      • 11 Years
      4 months, 12 days ago

      Holding assist?!!!!

      Omg!

    • KAPTAIN KANE
      • 4 Years
      4 months, 12 days ago

      Looking good for the Tierney 12 points Steve The Spud

      1. Steve The Spud
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 1 Year
        4 months, 12 days ago

        🙂

    • Right In The Stanchion
      • 1 Year
      4 months, 12 days ago

      Sorry did somebody say

      HOLDING ASSIST????

      1. Pukki Party
        • 3 Years
        4 months, 12 days ago

        Yesss

    • FFS Ultras are for Kinnear
      • 7 Years
      4 months, 12 days ago

      Big Sam should call this off

    • BenDavies
      • 8 Years
      4 months, 12 days ago

      Well looks like I'm hoping for a Johnstone penalty save

    • Pukki Party
      • 3 Years
      4 months, 12 days ago

      Holding assist

    • Jon Walter's Hatty
      • 7 Years
      4 months, 12 days ago

      Highest ground in England best chance of snow

    • djman102
      • 11 Years
      4 months, 12 days ago

      Ok...c'mon 1-0 to the Arsenal. And about 8 more saves for Johnstone.

    • KGFC
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      4 months, 12 days ago

      Can Arsenal just pepper WBA goal so that we can hope to get some Johnstone save points?

      1. BenDavies
        • 8 Years
        4 months, 12 days ago

        thats what we're hoping for

    • Pukki Party
      • 3 Years
      4 months, 12 days ago

      Is this what it was like watching television in the 80's?
      -90's kid

    • MessiGOAT
      • 8 Years
      4 months, 12 days ago

      Was about to get Tierney but got holding because of price ... Well Holding Assiiiiiiiiiiiiist yaaaaaaas

      1. UNDERWORLD7
        • 9 Years
        4 months, 12 days ago

        Same

    • Scots Gooner
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      4 months, 12 days ago

      I didn't even notice it was a Holding assist. Lovely stuff.

    • Forever In Our Shadow
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 7 Years
      4 months, 12 days ago

      Holding and Tierney shooting their load this week is better than next week when everyone has them on FH.

      1. Deulofail
        • 5 Years
        4 months, 12 days ago

        Oh that's what all that white stuff is

    • Bring back Rafa
      • 1 Year
      4 months, 12 days ago

      Bit of a noob question but here we go...
      I initially bought Zouma for $5.1m and before last night he was $5.9m and I sold him for $5.5m before his price drop to $5.8m.
      Now, if I end up playing my Freehit this week, he will come back into my GW19 team, right?
      At what price would he be? Would I then sell him for $5.4m?

      1. JJO
        • 8 Years
        4 months, 12 days ago

        Yes

      2. djman102
        • 11 Years
        4 months, 12 days ago

        He'll come back with his current value and you'll have the corresponding SV. So if it stays the same, it would be 5.4

      3. Danno - Emre Canada
        • 6 Years
        4 months, 12 days ago

        I’m not working out the currency exchange rate for you chief

    • CloudSky
      • 4 Years
      4 months, 12 days ago

      Holding Mee Koch.

      Go on Rob.

    • Right In The Stanchion
      • 1 Year
      4 months, 12 days ago

      Brilliant goal Saka

    • Meinhoff
      • 8 Years
      4 months, 12 days ago

      SAKA G

    • diesel001
      • 4 Years
      4 months, 12 days ago

      Saka G
      Smith-Rowe A

    • Forever In Our Shadow
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 7 Years
      4 months, 12 days ago

      Arsenal kids showing them how to do it.

    • KGFC
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      4 months, 12 days ago

      VAR pls strike that off 🙁

    • Brosstan
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 6 Years
      4 months, 12 days ago

      Unlucky Tierney owners, this game will get abandoned soon

    • Super Saints
      • 4 Years
      4 months, 12 days ago

      68 with Salah and KDB to go!

    • Flair
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      4 months, 12 days ago

      Saka is so so good

    • gogs67
        4 months, 12 days ago

        Liquid football!