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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. Steve The Spud
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 1 Year
    11 months, 2 days ago

    Came here to brag about my tierny transfer in this week

    1. milanista10
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 9 Years
      11 months, 2 days ago

      We got our goal! 😀

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

      Just posted for you

  2. Zilla
    • 4 Years
    11 months, 2 days ago

    oh ffs probably out of the cup with that holding assist

  3. Mr. O'Connell
    • 9 Years
    11 months, 2 days ago

    What min does this get abandoned?

    1. Scholes Out For Summer
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 8 Years
      11 months, 2 days ago

      90th plus added time

    2. Forever In Our Shadow
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 8 Years
      11 months, 2 days ago

      When the ball doesn’t roll.

    3. Patio Kev
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 7 Years
      11 months, 2 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
    • 1 Year
    11 months, 2 days ago

    Thanks Holding for that pass 🙂

  5. pundit of punts
    • 8 Years
    11 months, 2 days ago

    Holding and Mitchell making it a great evening for me 😀

  6. Qaiss
    • 5 Years
    11 months, 2 days ago

    I hope that guy I recommended Tierney to brought him in

    And a Holding assist 🙂

  7. HuttonDressedasLahm
    • 12 Years
    11 months, 2 days ago

    Holding assist?!!!!

    Omg!

  8. KAPTAIN KANE
    • 4 Years
    11 months, 2 days ago

    Looking good for the Tierney 12 points Steve The Spud

    1. Steve The Spud
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 1 Year
      11 months, 2 days ago

      🙂

  9. Right In The Stanchion
    • 1 Year
    11 months, 2 days ago

    Sorry did somebody say

    HOLDING ASSIST????

    1. Pukki Party
      • 4 Years
      11 months, 2 days ago

      Yesss

  10. FFS Ultras are for Kinnear
    • 8 Years
    11 months, 2 days ago

    Big Sam should call this off

  11. BenDavies
    • 8 Years
    11 months, 2 days ago

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

  12. Pukki Party
    • 4 Years
    11 months, 2 days ago

    Holding assist

  13. Jon Walter's Hatty
    • 8 Years
    11 months, 2 days ago

    Highest ground in England best chance of snow

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

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

  15. KGFC
    • 5 Years
    11 months, 2 days ago

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

    1. BenDavies
      • 8 Years
      11 months, 2 days ago

      thats what we're hoping for

  16. Pukki Party
    • 4 Years
    11 months, 2 days ago

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

  17. MagicMessi
    • 9 Years
    11 months, 2 days ago

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

    1. Salah’s Sonnet
      • 10 Years
      11 months, 2 days ago

      Same

  18. Scots Gooner
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 5 Years
    11 months, 2 days ago

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

  19. Forever In Our Shadow
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 8 Years
    11 months, 2 days ago

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

    1. Deulofail
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 5 Years
      11 months, 2 days ago

      Oh that's what all that white stuff is

  20. Bring back Rafa
    • 2 Years
    11 months, 2 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
      • 9 Years
      11 months, 2 days ago

      Yes

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

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

  21. CloudSky
    • 5 Years
    11 months, 2 days ago

    Holding Mee Koch.

    Go on Rob.

  22. Right In The Stanchion
    • 1 Year
    11 months, 2 days ago

    Brilliant goal Saka

  23. Meinhoff
    • 9 Years
    11 months, 2 days ago

    SAKA G

  24. diesel001
    • 5 Years
    11 months, 2 days ago

    Saka G
    Smith-Rowe A

  25. Forever In Our Shadow
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 8 Years
    11 months, 2 days ago

    Arsenal kids showing them how to do it.

  26. KGFC
    • 5 Years
    11 months, 2 days ago

    VAR pls strike that off 🙁

  27. Brosstan
    • 7 Years
    11 months, 2 days ago

    Unlucky Tierney owners, this game will get abandoned soon

  28. Super Saints
    • 5 Years
    11 months, 2 days ago

    68 with Salah and KDB to go!

  29. Flair
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 1 Year
    11 months, 2 days ago

    Saka is so so good

  30. gogs67
      11 months, 2 days ago

      Liquid football!