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. George Agdgdgwngo
    • 11 Years
    4 months, 12 days ago

    Is it worth taking salah out for rashford? Keep rashy for 3gws then spend 4 points getting salah back after the spurs game in gw 20?

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

      So you want to have no Salah in a Dgw? Wow.

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

      sounds like a dreadful idea

  2. Duke Silver ☑
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 6 Years
    4 months, 12 days ago

    Nice goal from Le Arse

  3. CROYDON DE BRUYNE
    • 4 Years
    4 months, 12 days ago

    Saka G ESR A

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

    Little worried that this game is getting abandoned soon tbh

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

      Won’t happen.

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

        It might have done if there were fans in the ground.

  5. HonestBlatter
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 10 Years
    4 months, 12 days ago

    Sakanttial!!!!!!

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

    Ooooo lots brought in Saka too

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

    Yesssss Saka baby

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

    The kids are alright.

  9. COK3Y5MURF
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 4 Years
    4 months, 12 days ago

    Holding's first assist since 2017/18. How jammy are his owners?

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

      Really? Love that

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

      I'm expecting a goal so kind of dissapointed

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

      Loving it

      We knew he was due

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

      That's fpl for you

  10. Qaiss
    • 5 Years
    4 months, 12 days ago

    As a Saka and Holding owner, this is beautiful

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

      You own TWO Arsenal?!

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

        Yep. I’m a Gooner so prob a bit biased but they’re both cheap and Saka especially is playing so so well.

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

          Ah wel good on ya man!

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

        Haha I owned 3 most of the season. Explains my rank

    2. My blood is Blue
      • 2 Years
      4 months, 12 days ago

      Teirney and Leno here

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

        I recommended Tierney to someone on here, West Brom’s right side is so weak.

  11. Messiah Hazard
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 9 Years
    4 months, 12 days ago

    Saka and Holding in for JWP and Cresswell working out great so far.

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

    Under what case will this match be called off. Snow is getting quite heavy.

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

      Just seen Martin Atkinson's FPL cup opponent has Tierney and Saka. Could be called off at halftime if he knows.

  13. Bruce Lee
    • 2 Years
    4 months, 12 days ago

    Someone tell me why I got Ajayi in?

    1. Bruce Lee
      • 2 Years
      4 months, 12 days ago

      And playing him ahead of coufal?

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

        playing him ahead of coufal was just a poor decision

      2. Whazza
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 8 Years
        4 months, 12 days ago

        Against goal-shy Arsenal tbf !

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

    Saka auditioning well for my Podence replacement

    1. Baps hunter
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      4 months, 12 days ago

      Thinking the same. Even for -4.

  15. Gobigorgohome
    • 9 Years
    4 months, 12 days ago

    saka 🙁

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

    ESR!!!

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

      That should be enough to keep his place for next GW

  17. Trophé Mourinho
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 1 Year
    4 months, 12 days ago

    Shows how truly terrible a side WBA are when Arsenal free scoring vs them

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

      The kids are running riot.

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

      Yawn.

  18. diesel001
    • 4 Years
    4 months, 12 days ago

    Big Sam thinking he's bitten off more than he can chew with this WBA team. Big January transfer window coming up.

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

      It’s just one last pay day for him.

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

      Just needs a CB and a target man attacker

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

    Aubamayang has been so bad again today, even Laca is outperforming him.

  20. Magic Zico
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 2 Years
    4 months, 12 days ago

    ARS come back as option now? Yes it's WBA but a purple patch atm.

  21. Rainer
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 4 Years
    4 months, 12 days ago

    ESR essential for the blank.

  22. Feanor
    • 11 Years
    4 months, 12 days ago

    One of these team should be wearing dark shorts for better color contrast.

  23. SMOOTH
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 10 Years
    4 months, 12 days ago

    Tell me Adams is out tomorrow

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

      He won't play tomorrow

      1. SMOOTH
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 10 Years
        4 months, 12 days ago

        How do you know

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

          Game is on Monday

  24. Tomas_brolin
    • 2 Years
    4 months, 12 days ago

    Well this is a bit rubbish.

    Benched coufal for Kilman. And played Johnstone over Martinez. I’ve only played him twice and he’s conceded 5 goals each time. Could be on for another tonight. Penalty save please

    What happened to the Big Sam defensive bounce ?

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

      Well to be fair you have punted on Big Sam delivering immediately. Not the player. Sadly they look awful right now.

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

    How those Sam Johnson owners feeling right now?

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

      3 saves not bad

  26. GenerationalTalent
    • 3 Years
    4 months, 12 days ago

    Never changing this grav till the day I die

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

    Free hit 3 of City United Arsenal. Darlow in goal. Maybe Son. Job done

  28. Duke Silver ☑
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 6 Years
    4 months, 12 days ago

    This gonna be another Leeds scoreline for West Brom.

  29. diesel001
    • 4 Years
    4 months, 12 days ago

    Holding header on target

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

    Holding shot on target.