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Saka starts for Arsenal as Aubameyang returns on the bench

Arsenal’s personnel crisis already appears to be easing following Mikel Arteta’s latest team-sheet.

Ahead of a trip to Wolves, Bukayo Saka (£5.4m) returns to the Gunners’ attacking-midfield trio following his Gameweek 21 absence.

The versatile budget option looks to be on the left-hand side of that though, with Nicolas Pépé (£7.6m) featuring on the right-hand side.

But Saka is not the only key returnee for Arsenal, who welcome Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang (£11.3m) back to the matchday squad on their bench.

The Gabonese international has been away dealing with personal issues recently but is finally available again.

If he is to feature at all tonight, it will be as a substitute, the same detail handed to Martin Ødegaard (£6.0m) and Gabriel Martinelli (£4.9m).

Wolves look to be in a back-three once again with yet another start for Max Kilman (£4.0m) alongside Conor Coady (£4.8m) and Willy Boly (£5.4m).

It is a 3-4-3 formation that features Pedro Neto (£5.8m) as a left wing-back allowing Nelson Semedo (£5.3m) to return to the right-hand side.

Willian José (£7.0m) earns his second successive Premier League start at the apex of Wolves’ front-three while Daniel Podence (£5.3m) and Adama Traoré (£6.0m) are set to provide the width.

Sam Allardyce hands a first start to his new forward Mbaye Diagne (£6.0m) alongside Callum Robinson (£5.4m) while Matheus Pereira (£5.6m) is on the flanks of midfield again.

And Sheffield United line-up exactly as expected with Billy Sharp (£5.5m) and David McGoldrick (£5.2m) chosen to lead the 3-5-2 line tonight.

Gameweek 22 Starting Line-ups

Sheffield Utd XI (3-5-2): Ramsdale; Ampadu, Egan, Basham; Bogle, Fleck, Norwood, Lundstram, Baldock; Sharp, McGoldrick.

West Bromwich Albion XI (4-4-1-1): Johnstone; C Townsend, Ajayi, Bartley, O’Shea; M Pereira, Snodgrass, Livermore, M Phillips; Diagne; C Robinson.

Wolves XI (3-4-3): Patrício; Kilman, Coady, Boly; Neto, Moutinho, Neves, Semedo; Podence, Willian, A Traoré.

Arsenal XI (4-2-3-1): Leno; Cedric, Holding, D Luiz, Bellerín; Xhaka, Partey; Saka, Smith Rowe, Pépé; Lacazette.

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1,150 Comments Post a Comment
  1. Mr. O'Connell
    • 9 Years
    8 months, 18 days ago

    Even Brewster might score against this lot

    1. Dannyb
      • 4 Years
      8 months, 18 days ago

      Oh come on now, that's too far.

  2. Milkman Bruno
      8 months, 18 days ago

      If Sheffield United survive relegation this season it would be an incredible achievement all things considered

      1. TheDragon
        • 3 Years
        8 months, 18 days ago

        It’s impossible

        But yes would be the greatest escape ever

        1. Milkman Bruno
            8 months, 18 days ago

            Certainly not impossible !

      2. ivantys
        • 1 Year
        8 months, 18 days ago

        There won't be a goal if Brewster came on for Sharp

      3. wulfrunian
        • 5 Years
        8 months, 18 days ago

        Johnstone over Pope was a bad move.

      4. ajay_kl +42
        • 10 Years
        8 months, 18 days ago

        Why I ever thought getting a WBA GK on WC for a BB is a good idea, I will never know

        1. Pad Randa (The OG)
          • 9 Years
          8 months, 18 days ago

          Yup...

      5. djman102
        • 12 Years
        8 months, 18 days ago

        FFS! I was JUST looking up Johnstone's save and bonus count so far when that goal went in. 😛

      6. Pad Randa (The OG)
        • 9 Years
        8 months, 18 days ago

        Sheffield couldn't do it, could they?

      7. TomSaints
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 4 Years
        8 months, 18 days ago

        West Brom are so ****. How did I ever consider they’d get a cs against one of the worst teams in premier league history

      8. Begbie.
        • 7 Years
        8 months, 18 days ago

        Leno red card.

      9. ⭐ Bemba_Da ⭐
        • 11 Years
        8 months, 18 days ago

        Leno red

      10. Top Lad Dakes.
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 4 Years
        8 months, 18 days ago

        What a fight back if Blades survive the drop. Really hope they do

        1. Free Hat
          • 2 Years
          8 months, 18 days ago

          Well deserved. Terrible wbrom.

      11. Sid1891
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 3 Years
        8 months, 18 days ago

        1-1 score is nobody wants at the bottom
        Got to go for a winner

      12. fedolefan
        • 7 Years
        8 months, 18 days ago

        Big Sam getting the sack this week.

      13. Bookkeeper
        • 4 Years
        8 months, 18 days ago

        what a pile of junk Johnstone is

      14. Pariße
        • 6 Years
        8 months, 18 days ago

        Willian Jose taking ankles here

      15. STEP rOVERS
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 4 Years
        8 months, 18 days ago

        Down 9 🙂

      16. Milkman Bruno
          8 months, 18 days ago

          Leno red card lmao

        • Maximus Bonimus Pointimus
          • 11 Years
          8 months, 18 days ago

          HAHAHAHAHAHAHA

          1. STEP rOVERS
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 4 Years
            8 months, 18 days ago

            Lovely to see

        • Deulofail
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 5 Years
          8 months, 18 days ago

          Noooooo Runarsson

        • Make Arrows Green Again
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 4 Years
          8 months, 18 days ago

          No way

        • KGFC
          • 5 Years
          8 months, 18 days ago

          Leno RC 😆

        • Sun Jihai
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 9 Years
          8 months, 18 days ago

          Bogle goal
          Egan assist
          Basham assist

          Sheff Utd defenders delivering points like last season for once!

          1. ivantys
            • 1 Year
            8 months, 18 days ago

            They field like 7 defenders every game tbf

        • Dannyb
          • 4 Years
          8 months, 18 days ago

          Arsenal in all sorts, I love it.

        • Party time
            8 months, 18 days ago

            I wonder why people bought Johnstone. Wtf were they expecting

            1. TomSaints
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 4 Years
              8 months, 18 days ago

              Idiot, a total idiot

          • ⭐ Bemba_Da ⭐
            • 11 Years
            8 months, 18 days ago

            Matt Ryan bandwagon

            1. djman102
              • 12 Years
              8 months, 18 days ago

              Do Arsenal play Brighton any time soon?

            2. The Ilfordian
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 3 Years
              8 months, 18 days ago

              Good call! He’s cheap isn’t he?

          • Sun Jihai
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 9 Years
            8 months, 18 days ago

            Ryan owners in heaven!

          • MoSalad
            • 8 Years
            8 months, 18 days ago

            Johnstone 2 pts looks like a haul now.

          • Adetro
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 10 Years
            8 months, 18 days ago

            Sheffield's players read like a list of Tolkein's dwarf names.

            1. Dannyb
              • 4 Years
              8 months, 18 days ago

              Haha they really do.

          • Reeker
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 8 Years
            8 months, 18 days ago

            Pogba on bench. Fernandes about to haul.

          • Milkman Bruno
              8 months, 18 days ago

              Grealish captain against Arsenal next gw?