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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. Brosstan
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 6 Years
    4 months, 16 days ago

    Chances Allardyce slips on a bit on snow and breaks his hip and the match is abandoned due to adverse and dangerous conditions for staff and players?

    1. Tcheco
      • 3 Years
      4 months, 16 days ago

      As slim as a decent post from you

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

        A large chance then? Thanks

    2. Egg noodle
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 11 Years
      4 months, 15 days ago

      Are you losing a neuron everyday?

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

        Seems like a pretty good rate of decay

  2. Tcheco
    • 3 Years
    4 months, 16 days ago

    Arsenal setting up the trap beautifully with this performance. Will end in tears when Palace beat them next week 🙁

  3. JJeyy
    • 5 Years
    4 months, 16 days ago

    Ederson
    Tierney, Dias, Wan Bissaka, Bellerin
    Bruno, Rashford Sterling/KDB, Son, saka
    Kane

    Thoughts on FH draft?

    1. Werner Bremen
      • 2 Years
      4 months, 16 days ago

      Too much Arsenal defence

      1. JJeyy
        • 5 Years
        4 months, 16 days ago

        one of the best defences in the league

  4. Finding Timo
      4 months, 16 days ago

      Do you think any chance sterling plays GW18 plus both DGW19?

      1. TorresMagic™
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • Has Moderation Rights
        • 11 Years
        4 months, 16 days ago

        Of course.

        1. Finding Timo
            4 months, 16 days ago

            Ok cheers i am now thinking salah to sterling rather than KDB so I can afford Cancelo or Dias

      2. Niho992
        • 2 Years
        4 months, 16 days ago

        Would be wonderful if Adams miss game vs Liverpool

      3. Party time
        • 2 Years
        4 months, 16 days ago

        Shu & Wba relegated. Who is next?

        1. diesel001
          • 4 Years
          4 months, 16 days ago

          Brighton.

          1. Party time
            • 2 Years
            4 months, 16 days ago

            Probably Burnley

        2. Meinhoff
          • 8 Years
          4 months, 16 days ago

          Fulham

          1. Party time
            • 2 Years
            4 months, 16 days ago

            I think Fulham will survive

        3. pundit of punts
          • 8 Years
          4 months, 16 days ago

          Fulham

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

          Hopefully Wolves

          1. Party time
            • 2 Years
            4 months, 15 days ago

            Yeah. I hate Nuno’s tactics this season

      4. Bookkeeper
        • 4 Years
        4 months, 16 days ago

        Che Adams not spotted in the training pics

        1. Whazza
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 8 Years
          4 months, 16 days ago

          McCarthy rumoured to be out a few weeks as well

          1. Niho992
            • 2 Years
            4 months, 16 days ago

            whaaaaat

        2. THFC4LIFE
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 4 Years
          4 months, 16 days ago

          He injured?

          1. Bookkeeper
            • 4 Years
            4 months, 16 days ago

            no idea, someone posted the information on here today, just seen the pics and not spotted, neither was McCarthy.

            1. THFC4LIFE
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 4 Years
              4 months, 16 days ago

              Ok nice one thanks

            2. HippY
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 10 Years
              4 months, 16 days ago

              I'd take Soucek and Meslier points right now!

      5. mikess
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 10 Years
        4 months, 16 days ago

        Martinez
        Stones, Dias, Kilman
        KDB, Fernandes, Son, El Ghazi
        Kane

        Reckon I can get away with this?

        1. Whazza
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 8 Years
          4 months, 16 days ago

          For sure

        2. mr messi
          • 10 Years
          4 months, 16 days ago

          Yes

        3. mikess
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 10 Years
          4 months, 16 days ago

          Cheers all

      6. mr messi
        • 10 Years
        4 months, 16 days ago

        Saka or El Ghazi for the double?

        1. mr messi
          • 10 Years
          4 months, 16 days ago

          I meant for the blank week!

          1. Parsnips
              4 months, 16 days ago

              I’m going saka

            • mikess
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 10 Years
              4 months, 16 days ago

              Saka fixture, El Ghazi pens. Tough one. Saka just based on opponent

        2. The Train Driver
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 5 Years
          4 months, 16 days ago

          Blic laughing his ass off at home...

          1. The Pesci challenge
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 6 Years
            4 months, 16 days ago

            With a big fat cheque in his hand

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

          Players playing in just short sleeves cause unnecessary discomfort to those wearing full sleeve. Woke police needed

          1. badgerboy
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 5 Years
            4 months, 16 days ago

            Temperature shaming. Should all wear identical kit, boots, gloves and snoods.

        4. Pukki Party
          • 3 Years
          4 months, 16 days ago

          Last chance to win my cup game is to use the "report offensive team name" button and hope for the best.

          1. Tcheco
            • 3 Years
            4 months, 16 days ago

            😀

          2. Egg noodle
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 11 Years
            4 months, 15 days ago

            Hahaha

          3. Firminoooo
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 5 Years
            4 months, 15 days ago

            Thank you for the tip. Might need to, he played BB this week.

        5. Parsnips
            4 months, 16 days ago

            Got 1.9itb and will have 1FT for the double gameweek and probably bench boosting. Thoughts on how to use the money and the transfer? Possibly Mitchell out?

            Johnstone
            Cancelo Robo Dallas
            Salah Bruno Raphinha Bowen
            Kane Bamford DCL

            Martinez Soucek Coufal Mitchell

          • Shark Team
            • 3 Years
            4 months, 16 days ago

            Rank your top 4 teams to keep a clean sheet next gw. Mine are:
            1) Man City
            2) Man Utd
            3) Newcastle
            4) Arsenal

            1. Jon Walter's Hatty
              • 7 Years
              4 months, 16 days ago

              Darlow Tierney Cancelo AWB for me next week.

              1. Scholes Out Forever
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 7 Years
                4 months, 16 days ago

                Has to be Dias over Cancelo.

              2. Shark Team
                • 3 Years
                4 months, 15 days ago

                Darlow Dias Stones Maguire I think for me

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

              I agree

            3. Sun Jihai
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 9 Years
              4 months, 15 days ago

              Newcastle

              Others

          • King Kohli
            • 8 Years
            4 months, 16 days ago

            Crazy going with Triple City defence from gw 18 onwards?

            1. Duke Silver ☑
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 6 Years
              4 months, 16 days ago

              Yeah, 2 is even quite the risk with the fraud.

              1. King Kohli
                • 8 Years
                4 months, 15 days ago

                Will have Konsa & Coufal on the bench as cover though.
                Dias seems to be nailed while Cancelo and Stones look to be first choice now.

            2. TorresMagic™
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • Has Moderation Rights
              • 11 Years
              4 months, 16 days ago

              Probably.

            3. Whazza
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 8 Years
              4 months, 16 days ago

              Yes, since they're not nailed on

            4. Patio Kev
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 7 Years
              4 months, 15 days ago

              Bonkers because if one of their midfielders or strikers goes on a hot run then you will always be at least 2 transfers away from getting them in.

          • Magic Zico
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 2 Years
            4 months, 16 days ago

            GW18-20 Son (avl shu LIV) or Rashford (bur liv ful SHU)?

            1. Whazza
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 8 Years
              4 months, 16 days ago

              Rash

            2. Flair
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              4 months, 16 days ago

              Rashford

            3. Buck The Trent
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 9 Years
              4 months, 16 days ago

              Rashy

            4. Sun Jihai
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 9 Years
              4 months, 15 days ago

              Son

          • Flair
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            4 months, 16 days ago

            West Brom lying down for Arsenal and Villa but not City and Liverpool when I captained KDB and Salah, infuriating

          • Buck The Trent
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 9 Years
            4 months, 16 days ago

            Would you use FH or save FH?

            Martinez
            Stones Holding
            KdB Son Bruno Saka
            Kane (+ Davis)
            1FT available

            1. OLEgend
              • 6 Years
              4 months, 16 days ago

              Save

            2. KUNingas
              • 5 Years
              4 months, 15 days ago

              Easy save as you have almost all big hitters

          • Bobby Digital
            • 3 Years
            4 months, 16 days ago

            Can't decide between KDB and Sterling, so I will probably get both.

            PS. Go Holding!

            1. THFC4LIFE
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 4 Years
              4 months, 16 days ago

              Yeah I’m getting Sterling for Salah in 18

          • KUNingas
            • 5 Years
            4 months, 16 days ago

            I have two options. I guess I wont BB in GW19 if I will use FH now as it would take -8 to have 15 playing players.

            A) Play FH in GW18

            B) Save FH+FT and play this team
            Martinez
            Holding, Stones
            KDB, Bruno, Son, Grealish
            Brewster

            Then BB GW19 and take -4 hit (Forster, Grealish, Brewster -> Randolph/Meslier, Soucek, Rodrigo/Antonio).
            * = SGW players

            Martinez, Randolp/Meslier
            Chilwell, Stones, Dallas, Coufal, Holding*
            Salah, KDB, Bruno, Soucek, Son*
            Bamford, Adams, Rodrigo/Antonio

            1. The Pesci challenge
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 6 Years
              4 months, 15 days ago

              A

            2. Buck The Trent
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 9 Years
              4 months, 15 days ago

              B

          • teddypicker
            • 11 Years
            4 months, 16 days ago

            Anyone share their FH team for gw19? 😀

            1. TorresMagic™
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • Has Moderation Rights
              • 11 Years
              4 months, 15 days ago

              Wouldn't be much different to a BB19 team.

            2. Jon Walter's Hatty
              • 7 Years
              4 months, 15 days ago

              Darlo
              Tierney Cancelo AWB Holding
              Son Rash Bruno kdb sterling
              Wilson

              1. Jon Walter's Hatty
                • 7 Years
                4 months, 15 days ago

                Sorry thats 18

            3. pundit of punts
              • 8 Years
              4 months, 15 days ago

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

              1. teddypicker
                • 11 Years
                4 months, 15 days ago

                Looks good, triple wham def could come out v big

          • Harper (Dallas Season Keepe…
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 5 Years
            4 months, 16 days ago

            Kane + Bowen > Martial + Rashford -4
            or
            Button > Martinez?

            either way I'll have 7 players for GW18

          • Flair
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            4 months, 16 days ago

            Hope Holding will be Holding the CS come full time

            1. Whazza
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 8 Years
              4 months, 15 days ago

              Wouldn't be holding my breath

            2. Forgetmeknot
              • 2 Years
              4 months, 15 days ago

              I’m holding myself in anticipation

          • Party time
            • 2 Years
            4 months, 15 days ago

            Unbelievable season from Aubameyang

            1. dogtanion
              • 11 Years
              4 months, 15 days ago

              Age is a terrible thing

              1. Party time
                • 2 Years
                4 months, 15 days ago

                Money makes the world go round

            2. jason_ni
              • 5 Years
              4 months, 15 days ago

              When I saw him as a mf, I thought I'd be holding him for the season!

              1. Party time
                • 2 Years
                4 months, 15 days ago

                Unbelievable. I also thought he would be a great option this season

          • Pepeye
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            4 months, 15 days ago

            Best quiz question for 2021..who goes down with Sheff Utd and WBA

            1. The Pesci challenge
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 6 Years
              4 months, 15 days ago

              Brighton

          • dshv
            • 3 Years
            4 months, 15 days ago

            Is it worth to do taylor to holding now

            I will hit the FH button as well

            Bur to stay with holding in dgw19

            1. djman102
              • 11 Years
              4 months, 15 days ago

              Taylor will be back in your team in 19 if you FH.

              1. dshv
                • 3 Years
                4 months, 15 days ago

                So i have to do the transfers for gw19 before the deadline ?

              2. djman102
                • 11 Years
                4 months, 15 days ago

                If you want Holding long-term, you'll have to transfer him in GW19. Any transfer you make this week will become part of your FH.

                1. dshv
                  • 3 Years
                  4 months, 15 days ago

                  Thanks

          • pundit of punts
            • 8 Years
            4 months, 15 days ago

            Podence > Saka sound FT this gw?

            Arsenal in good form and Podence injured. Or, do I get Neto?

          • FC Hakkebøf
            • 4 Years
            4 months, 15 days ago

            Team for bgw18

            Martinez
            Cancelo
            KDB Fernandes Son
            DCL Brewster
            ___
            Forster BAmford Salah Raphina Balbuena Robertson Dallas

            Play FH?

          • Jersey Boy
            • 2 Years
            4 months, 15 days ago

            Have been told that McCarthy has returned a positive Covid test