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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. A Kun & Mateta
    • 7 Years
    3 months, 14 days ago

    In the old days I obsessed about Trigger Lips team (legend, hope he's well). These days I keep an eye on Magnus and his team. Anyone else want to admit their fpl crush?

    1. brianutd-why always we? 20
      • 9 Years
      3 months, 14 days ago

      Ville Ronka

    2. A Kun & Mateta
      • 7 Years
      3 months, 14 days ago

      Obsessed about him too, though he's gone off the boil of late.

  2. PP6
    • 2 Years
    3 months, 14 days ago

    Come onn United win needed

  3. Salan
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 11 Years
    3 months, 14 days ago

    Man Utd cleansheet locked

  4. brianutd-why always we? 20
    • 9 Years
    3 months, 14 days ago

    Bruno better score tonight

  5. Royal5
    • 9 Years
    3 months, 14 days ago

    That was a pen tbf

    1. Royal5
      • 9 Years
      3 months, 14 days ago

      Taxkle continues inside the box

      1. rnrd
        • 6 Years
        3 months, 14 days ago

        What is the exact rule?
        I thought it was the start of the foul that counts.
        And the starts of the foul is on the box Line (so inside the box)

        1. Royal5
          • 9 Years
          3 months, 14 days ago

          Not certain. It was a pen if the foul continued/ended up inside the box a couple of years ago.

  6. PogBruno
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 3 Years
    3 months, 13 days ago

    Was there an update on Zaha from Roy yesterday after the game?