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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
    • 7 Years
    8 months, 22 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
      • 4 Years
      8 months, 22 days ago

      As slim as a decent post from you

      1. Brosstan
        • 7 Years
        8 months, 22 days ago

        A large chance then? Thanks

    2. Egg noodle
      • 11 Years
      8 months, 22 days ago

      Are you losing a neuron everyday?

      1. Brosstan
        • 7 Years
        8 months, 22 days ago

        Seems like a pretty good rate of decay

  2. Tcheco
    • 4 Years
    8 months, 22 days ago

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

  3. JJeyy
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 5 Years
    8 months, 22 days ago

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

    Thoughts on FH draft?

    1. Werner Bremen
      • 3 Years
      8 months, 22 days ago

      Too much Arsenal defence

      1. JJeyy
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 5 Years
        8 months, 22 days ago

        one of the best defences in the league

  4. Finding Timo
    8 months, 22 days ago

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

    1. TorresMagic™ - 6dcode
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • Has Moderation Rights
      • 12 Years
      8 months, 22 days ago

      Of course.

      1. Finding Timo
        8 months, 22 days ago

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

  5. Niho992
    • 3 Years
    8 months, 22 days ago

    Would be wonderful if Adams miss game vs Liverpool

  6. Party time
    8 months, 22 days ago

    Shu & Wba relegated. Who is next?

    1. diesel001
      • 4 Years
      8 months, 22 days ago

      Brighton.

      1. Party time
        8 months, 22 days ago

        Probably Burnley

    2. Meinhoff
      • 9 Years
      8 months, 22 days ago

      Fulham

      1. Party time
        8 months, 22 days ago

        I think Fulham will survive

    3. pundit of punts
      • 8 Years
      8 months, 22 days ago

      Fulham

    4. Brosstan
      • 7 Years
      8 months, 22 days ago

      Hopefully Wolves

      1. Party time
        8 months, 22 days ago

        Yeah. I hate Nuno’s tactics this season

  7. Bookkeeper
    • 4 Years
    8 months, 22 days ago

    Che Adams not spotted in the training pics

    1. Whazza
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 9 Years
      8 months, 22 days ago

      McCarthy rumoured to be out a few weeks as well

      1. Niho992
        • 3 Years
        8 months, 22 days ago

        whaaaaat

    2. THFC4LIFE
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      8 months, 22 days ago

      He injured?

      1. Bookkeeper
        • 4 Years
        8 months, 22 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
          8 months, 22 days ago

          Ok nice one thanks

        2. HippY
          • 10 Years
          8 months, 22 days ago

          I'd take Soucek and Meslier points right now!

  8. mikess
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 10 Years
    8 months, 22 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
      • 9 Years
      8 months, 22 days ago

      For sure

    2. mr messi
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 11 Years
      8 months, 22 days ago

      Yes

    3. mikess
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 10 Years
      8 months, 22 days ago

      Cheers all

  9. mr messi
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 11 Years
    8 months, 22 days ago

    Saka or El Ghazi for the double?

    1. mr messi
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 11 Years
      8 months, 22 days ago

      I meant for the blank week!

      1. Parsnips
        8 months, 22 days ago

        I’m going saka

      2. mikess
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 10 Years
        8 months, 22 days ago

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

  10. The Train Driver
    • 6 Years
    8 months, 22 days ago

    Blic laughing his ass off at home...

    1. The Pesci challenge
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 7 Years
      8 months, 22 days ago

      With a big fat cheque in his hand

  11. FFS Ultras are for Kinnear
    • 8 Years
    8 months, 22 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
      • 6 Years
      8 months, 22 days ago

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

  12. Pukki Party
    • 4 Years
    8 months, 22 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
      • 4 Years
      8 months, 22 days ago

      😀

    2. Egg noodle
      • 11 Years
      8 months, 22 days ago

      Hahaha

    3. Firminoooo
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 5 Years
      8 months, 22 days ago

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

  13. Parsnips
    8 months, 22 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

  14. Shark Team
    • 4 Years
    8 months, 22 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
      8 months, 22 days ago

      Darlow Tierney Cancelo AWB for me next week.

      1. Scholes Out Forever
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 8 Years
        8 months, 22 days ago

        Has to be Dias over Cancelo.

      2. Shark Team
        • 4 Years
        8 months, 22 days ago

        Darlow Dias Stones Maguire I think for me

    2. Pukki Party
      • 4 Years
      8 months, 22 days ago

      I agree

    3. Sun Jihai
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 9 Years
      8 months, 22 days ago

      Newcastle

      Others

  15. King Kohli
    • 8 Years
    8 months, 22 days ago

    Crazy going with Triple City defence from gw 18 onwards?

    1. Duke Silver ☑
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 6 Years
      8 months, 22 days ago

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

      1. King Kohli
        • 8 Years
        8 months, 22 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™ - 6dcode
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • Has Moderation Rights
      • 12 Years
      8 months, 22 days ago

      Probably.

    3. Whazza
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 9 Years
      8 months, 22 days ago

      Yes, since they're not nailed on

    4. Patio Kev
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 7 Years
      8 months, 22 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.

  16. Magic Zico
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 3 Years
    8 months, 22 days ago

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

    1. Whazza
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 9 Years
      8 months, 22 days ago

      Rash

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

      Rashford

    3. Buck The Trent
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 9 Years
      8 months, 22 days ago

      Rashy

    4. Sun Jihai
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 9 Years
      8 months, 22 days ago

      Son

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

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

  18. Buck The Trent
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 9 Years
    8 months, 22 days ago

    Would you use FH or save FH?

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

    1. OLEgend
      • 7 Years
      8 months, 22 days ago

      Save

    2. KUNingas
      • 5 Years
      8 months, 22 days ago

      Easy save as you have almost all big hitters

  19. Bobby Digital
    • 4 Years
    8 months, 22 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
      8 months, 22 days ago

      Yeah I’m getting Sterling for Salah in 18

  20. KUNingas
    • 5 Years
    8 months, 22 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
      • 7 Years
      8 months, 22 days ago

      A

    2. Buck The Trent
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 9 Years
      8 months, 22 days ago

      B

  21. teddypicker
    • 11 Years
    8 months, 22 days ago

    Anyone share their FH team for gw19? 😀

    1. TorresMagic™ - 6dcode
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • Has Moderation Rights
      • 12 Years
      8 months, 22 days ago

      Wouldn't be much different to a BB19 team.

    2. Jon Walter's Hatty
      • 7 Years
      8 months, 22 days ago

      Darlo
      Tierney Cancelo AWB Holding
      Son Rash Bruno kdb sterling
      Wilson

      1. Jon Walter's Hatty
        • 7 Years
        8 months, 22 days ago

        Sorry thats 18

    3. pundit of punts
      • 8 Years
      8 months, 22 days ago

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

      1. teddypicker
        • 11 Years
        8 months, 22 days ago

        Looks good, triple wham def could come out v big

  22. Harper (No more Penandes)
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 6 Years
    8 months, 22 days ago

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

    either way I'll have 7 players for GW18

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

    Hope Holding will be Holding the CS come full time

    1. Whazza
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 9 Years
      8 months, 22 days ago

      Wouldn't be holding my breath

    2. Forgetmeknot
      • 2 Years
      8 months, 22 days ago

      I’m holding myself in anticipation

  24. Party time
    8 months, 22 days ago

    Unbelievable season from Aubameyang

    1. dogtanion
      • 12 Years
      8 months, 22 days ago

      Age is a terrible thing

      1. Party time
        8 months, 22 days ago

        Money makes the world go round

    2. jason_ni
      • 5 Years
      8 months, 22 days ago

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

      1. Party time
        8 months, 22 days ago

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

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

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

    1. The Pesci challenge
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 7 Years
      8 months, 22 days ago

      Brighton

  26. dshv
    • 4 Years
    8 months, 22 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
      • 12 Years
      8 months, 22 days ago

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

      1. dshv
        • 4 Years
        8 months, 22 days ago

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

      2. djman102
        • 12 Years
        8 months, 22 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
          • 4 Years
          8 months, 22 days ago

          Thanks

  27. pundit of punts
    • 8 Years
    8 months, 22 days ago

    Podence > Saka sound FT this gw?

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

  28. FC Hakkebøf
    • 4 Years
    8 months, 22 days ago

    Team for bgw18

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

    Play FH?

  29. Jersey Boy
    • 2 Years
    8 months, 22 days ago

    Have been told that McCarthy has returned a positive Covid test