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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. Wheyyyy
    • 3 Years
    7 months, 20 days ago

    Rival bench boosted in our H2H league because he's 3 points behind and facing me this week.

    He took a hit to bring in Leno for Steer lol

  2. Sid1891
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 3 Years
    7 months, 20 days ago

    Mike Dean at his best tonight

    1. DycheDycheBaby
      • 6 Years
      7 months, 20 days ago

      Omg. Poor Saints.
      And don't tell me Lee Mason is doing VAR!!

    2. Debauchy
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 8 Years
      7 months, 20 days ago

      Mike Dean's best has always been the worst he's a total idiot

      1. Sid1891
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 3 Years
        7 months, 20 days ago

        I will never debate that 🙂

  3. CRO KLOPP
    • 3 Years
    7 months, 20 days ago

    Did Leno took himself out from his fpl team this week?

    1. mynameisq
      • 8 Years
      7 months, 20 days ago

      Robertson did and his PayPal activity shows £5 transferred to Zambia

      1. CRO KLOPP
        • 3 Years
        7 months, 20 days ago

        🙂

  4. ivantys
    • 1 Year
    7 months, 20 days ago

    Wolves struggling to score against 9 men lol

  5. KAALI_DAAL
    • 1 Year
    7 months, 20 days ago

    Forgot about this GWs deadline. 🙁

    1. Wheyyyy
      • 3 Years
      7 months, 20 days ago

      Ah well. In the bright side there's another deadline on Saturday AND you have 2 free transfers!

  6. Shultan
    • 5 Years
    7 months, 20 days ago

    Finally sold rashford this week after weeks of nothing, so fully expecting him to hit a purple patch starting today

    1. Baps hunter
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      7 months, 20 days ago

      Thx in advance 😉

  7. Oggle22
    • 4 Years
    7 months, 20 days ago

    Why oh why did I go holding over Konsa defo gunna come back to bite me when he scores tomorrow

    1. Tonyawesome69
      • 2 Years
      7 months, 20 days ago

      Because Arsenal had a high CS probability

      GW22 clean sheet probability

      MCI: 55%
      LIV: 47%
      SHU: 43%
      MUN: 41%
      ARS: 37%
      LEI: 36%
      CHE: 32%
      CPL: 32%
      NEW: 31%
      AVL: 28%
      WOL: 27%
      LEE: 25%
      WBA: 25%
      TOT: 25%
      EVE: 22%
      FUL: 22%
      WHU: 21%
      SOU: 14%
      BHA: 13%
      BUR: 10%

  8. Ibralicious
    • 7 Years
    7 months, 20 days ago

    This is a full-on coup at the moment at Arsenal. Can't even blame Arteta when players are trying to be sent off the pitch every other game. No discipline at all, you've got to think Arteta's days are numbered now.

    1. Threat Level Midnight
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      7 months, 20 days ago

      Stay off the weed

      1. Ibralicious
        • 7 Years
        7 months, 20 days ago

        Stats don't lie old man

    2. Deulofail
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 5 Years
      7 months, 20 days ago

      No you haven't. You're clueless, sorry.

      1. Ginkapo FPL
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 10 Years
        7 months, 20 days ago

        Nobody seems to be making runs anymore

      2. Ibralicious
        • 7 Years
        7 months, 20 days ago

        Premier League red cards since Mikel Arteta took charge of Arsenal:

        9 - Arsenal
        8
        7
        6
        5
        4
        3 - nine teams

        There are historic levels to this disciplinary shambles. 😀

    3. Pariße
      • 6 Years
      7 months, 20 days ago

      Laughable.They are the most in-form team in the Premier League. Can't blame him for this match.

      1. Threat Level Midnight
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 3 Years
        7 months, 20 days ago

        Most in form? City say hello

      2. Ibralicious
        • 7 Years
        7 months, 20 days ago

        He's lost the dressing room, mate. They decide when to play and when to head for an early shower. Disgusting scenes

    4. ⭐ Bemba_Da ⭐
      • 11 Years
      7 months, 20 days ago

      Have you been sleeping for the last month? 😆

      1. Ibralicious
        • 7 Years
        7 months, 20 days ago

        Yupp, as mentioned above, PL red cards since Mikel Arteta took charge of Arsenal:

        9 - Arsenal
        8
        7
        6
        5
        4
        3 - nine teams

        Surely they need to be fined for the threat they pose to opposition players at this point, even beyond Arteta's dismissal.

  9. panda07
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 9 Years
    7 months, 20 days ago

    Why did Arsenal sell Martinez when he is clearly a better keeper than Leno?

    1. Bushwhacker
      • 2 Years
      7 months, 20 days ago

      Two great keepers to be honest . . not seen Leno do anything stupid like that before.

    2. FPL_Hazards
      • 8 Years
      7 months, 20 days ago

      Martinez sat on bench for 10 years and told them he’s offski

      1. panda07
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 9 Years
        7 months, 20 days ago

        He was highly rated there and he showed how good he is last season. They should have made him their number 1 to make him stay.

    3. STEP rOVERS
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      7 months, 20 days ago

      Martinez moved to better team

      1. panda07
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 9 Years
        7 months, 20 days ago

        He joined a team that had narrowly avoided relegation and left a team that had won the FA cup and had a decent second half to last season

  10. Little Red Lacazette
    • 4 Years
    7 months, 20 days ago

    Just came on. What went on with Leno?

    1. Bushwhacker
      • 2 Years
      7 months, 20 days ago

      Totally mistimed coming out of his box and punched it away.

    2. KGFC
      • 5 Years
      7 months, 20 days ago

      Brain fart

    3. Slitherene
      • 3 Years
      7 months, 20 days ago

      Wanted to join Luiz in FIFA 21

  11. Tonyawesome69
    • 2 Years
    7 months, 20 days ago

    Never understood why people were playing Johnstone ahead of Martinez. You would think they learned from GW21

    1. Little Red Lacazette
      • 4 Years
      7 months, 20 days ago

      Johnstone's last CS was in GW 10.

    2. TheDragon
      • 3 Years
      7 months, 20 days ago

      I have both and played Martinez

      However, in their defence if you own Johnstone and won’t play him against Sheff Utd then you shouldn’t own him

      1. TheDragon
        • 3 Years
        7 months, 20 days ago

        I bought him for bench boost that never happened and so am stuck with him for now

        1. Tonyawesome69
          • 2 Years
          7 months, 20 days ago

          Yup I done the same but I haven't played him ahead of Martinez.

    3. The Train Driver
      • 6 Years
      7 months, 20 days ago

      These hindsight comments that pop up now and then. More annoying than the lol@.

    4. Bushwhacker
      • 2 Years
      7 months, 20 days ago

      Martinez has yet to play and also get sent off?

  12. Bookkeeper
    • 4 Years
    7 months, 20 days ago

    Will that Lacca assist be removed?

  13. CRO KLOPP
    • 3 Years
    7 months, 20 days ago

    Johnstone and Holding in scout picks,next in line is Maguire

  14. ivantys
    • 1 Year
    7 months, 20 days ago

    Wolves so boring, sitting back not pushing for another goal

    1. Ginkapo FPL
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 10 Years
      7 months, 20 days ago

      Theyve got three points in the bag. No reason to exert themselves

    2. Bushwhacker
      • 2 Years
      7 months, 20 days ago

      Win is the most important, not the GD

  15. Royal5
    • 10 Years
    7 months, 20 days ago

    Boring fpl day. And now I guess I have to hope for a Bruno blank? Guess a decent % captained.

  16. pingissimus
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 2 Years
    7 months, 20 days ago

    Ings fixtures suddenly look quite fancy

  17. Deulofail
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 5 Years
    7 months, 20 days ago

    For anyone who's never seen Runarsson play for Arsenal yet, this is already by far his best performance fyi

  18. The Train Driver
    • 6 Years
    7 months, 20 days ago

    Leno wanted to join Luiz in the shower before the rest of the teammates arrive 😉

    1. Sid1891
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      7 months, 20 days ago

      That explains why Klopp runs to the dressing room first at half time

      1. The Train Driver
        • 6 Years
        7 months, 20 days ago

        Must be a German thing 😀

    2. Pasqualinho
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 12 Years
      7 months, 20 days ago

      But give him half an hour so he’s finished with the shampoo.

      1. Deulofail
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 5 Years
        7 months, 20 days ago

        Hahaha just waiting for jim Davidson to arrive on th his thread now

    3. Deulofail
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 5 Years
      7 months, 20 days ago

      Is this joke more nuanced than 'Leno is gay lol'. Got your number

  19. Pariße
    • 6 Years
    7 months, 20 days ago

    All of this because Mike Dean didn't show up, he's done it again.

  20. Whazza
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 9 Years
    7 months, 20 days ago

    Luiz suspended is actually good for Arsenal. Liability 🙂

    1. Deulofail
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 5 Years
      7 months, 20 days ago

      Not if it lost them 3 points. Gabriel would have been back in the XI soon enough

      1. Whazza
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 9 Years
        7 months, 20 days ago

        Not following you.. "not if it lost them 3 points"?

  21. FFS Ultras are for Kinnear
    • 8 Years
    7 months, 20 days ago

    Why isn't Mat Ryan on the bench?

    1. Whazza
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 9 Years
      7 months, 20 days ago

      Hip problem

  22. ivantys
    • 1 Year
    7 months, 20 days ago

    Wolves' fullbacks must be the most useless ones in the league.

  23. Bury94
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 4 Years
    7 months, 20 days ago

    Playing Holding over Creswell turned out to be a great decision

  24. Tonyawesome69
    • 2 Years
    7 months, 20 days ago

    If Spurs still have Kane out injured and you don't have Son, anyone considering Grealish (vs arsenal) as a cap pick for 23?

    1. Sid1891
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      7 months, 20 days ago

      Depends on Utd form and Bruno
      If they play well and he scores he is my c next week

      1. Tonyawesome69
        • 2 Years
        7 months, 20 days ago

        Pickford back at the weekend would be ideal

    2. Milkman Bruno
      7 months, 20 days ago

      Him or Zaha

    3. Dannyb
      • 4 Years
      7 months, 20 days ago

      Nope, Antonio or Bamford for me.

      1. Tonyawesome69
        • 2 Years
        7 months, 20 days ago

        I have captaincy on Antonio and VC on Bruno

    4. Tonyawesome69
      • 2 Years
      7 months, 20 days ago

      Just realised its the early KO on Saturday. Puts me off him now haha

    5. Bushwhacker
      • 2 Years
      7 months, 20 days ago

      LOL

  25. Milkman Bruno
    7 months, 20 days ago

    I feel like Neto has been around awhile and he is only 20... We will see him at a big club soon I reckon.

    1. Duke Silver ☑
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 6 Years
      7 months, 20 days ago

      Couldn't believe it when the commentator said he's 20! Thought he was like 27 😆

  26. denial
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 12 Years
    7 months, 20 days ago

    Persevering with Johnstone and Mccarthy has been very silly. Must get Martinez back.

    1. Il Capitano
      7 months, 20 days ago

      It's been a nightmare, no keeper cleanie since GW16

  27. TOPCAT1960
    • 4 Years
    7 months, 20 days ago

    Of course B. Fernandez is going to haul tonight, I did not give him the armband. Just the way this season is going.

    1. Whazza
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 9 Years
      7 months, 20 days ago

      I think 80% of the top 10k captained Salah mate. Correct decision, outcome can be whatever

  28. markus808
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 10 Years
    7 months, 20 days ago

    Damn, Brewster blank?

    1. Dannyb
      • 4 Years
      7 months, 20 days ago

      You're joking? I thought he was gonna haul.

    2. Bushwhacker
      • 2 Years
      7 months, 20 days ago

      And worse Wilder wins without him meaning stays benched.

    3. Duke Silver ☑
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 6 Years
      7 months, 20 days ago

      As opposed to...?

    4. ALI_G
      • 3 Years
      7 months, 20 days ago

      who would have expected that eh 🙂

  29. Milkman Bruno
    7 months, 20 days ago

    Jose was good tonight for Wolves