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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. Little Red Lacazette
    • 4 Years
    3 months, 9 days ago

    Looks like I will bench one of my City defenders this weekend.

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

      Most will I assume

    2. caldracula
      • 5 Years
      3 months, 9 days ago

      They’ve been solid, tough to bench one.

    3. shiraz
        3 months, 9 days ago

        I am benching cancelo and keeping dias

    4. Hybrid.power
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 11 Years
      3 months, 9 days ago

      Saka first sub. Haul incoming.

      1. Hazz
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 3 Years
        3 months, 9 days ago

        Rival transferred in Mané (early) with Saka 1st sub. Of course he'll get a jammy bench haul!

    5. MoSalad
      • 7 Years
      3 months, 9 days ago

      Saka shot on target he’s looking dangerous.

      1. Jordan.
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 11 Years
        3 months, 9 days ago

        should have a brace ,he wont score now

    6. Magic Zico
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 2 Years
      3 months, 9 days ago

      LiveFPL is getting enhanced by the day with new surprising features, can’t praise enough Ragabolly thx a lot mate!

      1. Bubz
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 7 Years
        3 months, 9 days ago

        Pretty crazy how he just does it as a hobby

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

        Yeah, it's amazing!

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

        Sign him up FFS!

      4. mojoindojo
        • 7 Years
        3 months, 9 days ago

        Aye

    7. Big_Andy_GAWA
      • 9 Years
      3 months, 9 days ago

      Has S.J. lost his cleanie yet? 🙁

      1. Bookkeeper
        • 4 Years
        3 months, 9 days ago

        not yet!
        hope he doesn't let me down...again!!

      2. Forza Papac
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 5 Years
        3 months, 9 days ago

        I own him but i'm not watching the game or checking the score etc. Just gonna assume he concedes and finishes the GW with 8pts fewer than Martinez.

    8. caldracula
      • 5 Years
      3 months, 9 days ago

      Very tough decisions next GW

      Martinez (ARS)
      Schmiechel (wol)

      Dias (liv)
      Cancelo (liv)
      Chilwell (shu)
      Coufal (ful)
      Dallas (CRY)

      1. AC/DC AFC
        • 5 Years
        3 months, 9 days ago

        Tough decisions this week.
        One step at a time?

        1. caldracula
          • 5 Years
          3 months, 9 days ago

          Certainly, will all depend on performances.

    9. Hazz
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      3 months, 9 days ago

      Saka haul almost loaded

      1. Hazz
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 3 Years
        3 months, 9 days ago

        There it is

        1. Hazz
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 3 Years
          3 months, 9 days ago

          Or not

    10. Rhodes your boat
      • 4 Years
      3 months, 9 days ago

      Who played the ball to saka when he hit post?

      1. Jordan.
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 11 Years
        3 months, 9 days ago

        partey

    11. ⭐ Bemba_Da ⭐
      • 11 Years
      3 months, 9 days ago

      OMG saka

    12. aleksaa2
      • 4 Years
      3 months, 9 days ago

      Saka G Lacazeztte A

    13. Rhodes your boat
      • 4 Years
      3 months, 9 days ago

      Saka G

    14. Hazz
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      3 months, 9 days ago

      Offside

    15. AC/DC AFC
      • 5 Years
      3 months, 9 days ago

      Arsenal goal

    16. Little Red Lacazette
      • 4 Years
      3 months, 9 days ago

      LiveFPL keeps getting better. Bruno has some gangster emoji next to him...

    17. Rhodes your boat
      • 4 Years
      3 months, 9 days ago

      Saka looking great!

      1. AC/DC AFC
        • 5 Years
        3 months, 9 days ago

        Nice finish.

        Shame.

    18. Camino Aleatorio
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 2 Years
      3 months, 9 days ago

      Bamford has 3 Villans on his FPL (Watkins, Grealish, and Mings)

      Benched DCL vs Leeds... that's a good Man, supporting his mates. But he does have DCL on the team

      1. Freshy
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 10 Years
        3 months, 9 days ago

        Team #

    19. AC/DC AFC
      • 5 Years
      3 months, 9 days ago

      Saka.... My man!!!

      1. DycheDycheBaby
        • 5 Years
        3 months, 9 days ago

        Offside man

    20. ⭐ Bemba_Da ⭐
      • 11 Years
      3 months, 9 days ago

      Disallowed

      1. AC/DC AFC
        • 5 Years
        3 months, 9 days ago

        Really?

        1. AC/DC AFC
          • 5 Years
          3 months, 9 days ago

          A tad offside

          And its nice to get off to a good start

        2. ⭐ Bemba_Da ⭐
          • 11 Years
          3 months, 9 days ago

          Unfortunately

          Lacazette offside slightly

    21. dshv
      • 3 Years
      3 months, 9 days ago

      Offside

    22. Forza Papac
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 5 Years
      3 months, 9 days ago

      That was coming

      1. Forza Papac
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 5 Years
        3 months, 9 days ago

        Offside!!

    23. Fudgy
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 1 Year
      3 months, 9 days ago

      Lucky saka benchers

    24. Limbo
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 10 Years
      3 months, 9 days ago

      VAR is so dull.

    25. Bishopool
      • 9 Years
      3 months, 9 days ago

      If both captains wont play, then bench wont either get double points?

    26. MoSalad
      • 7 Years
      3 months, 9 days ago

      Saka could of had a hat trick in 9 minutes, but nothing.

    27. ⭐ Bemba_Da ⭐
      • 11 Years
      3 months, 9 days ago

      Saka looking great

    28. DycheDycheBaby
      • 5 Years
      3 months, 9 days ago

      Nice finish tho

    29. Gandalf
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 10 Years
      3 months, 9 days ago

      Just like in the stadiums have to be careful not to celebrate too soon!

    30. Hazz
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      3 months, 9 days ago

      Who is Saka up against for Wolves?

      1. Holmes
        • 7 Years
        3 months, 9 days ago

        Kilman

    31. Eezer Goode, Eberechi Goode
      • 8 Years
      3 months, 9 days ago

      Phew, got rid of Saka/Lacazette today as well 😀

      1. Hazz
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 3 Years
        3 months, 9 days ago

        If Saka's had 3 good chance in 10 mins already, it's only a matter of time.

        1. Eezer Goode, Eberechi Goode
          • 8 Years
          3 months, 9 days ago

          Luckily not 🙂

    32. Hybrid.power
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 11 Years
      3 months, 9 days ago

      Arghhhh. Two weeks ago I had Soucek first sub, last week I had Bamford (luckily he subbed in!), this week I have Saka!