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

    Kilman very close

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

    honestly just piss off var

    1. built_this_city
      • 3 Years
      3 months, 9 days ago

      normally i''d agree but think it was right here, clear offside

    2. Scholes Out Forever
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 7 Years
      3 months, 9 days ago

      boohoo god forbid they make the right decisions

  3. The Train Driver
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 5 Years
    3 months, 9 days ago

    Ffs why did I bench Saka.

  4. Rolls-Royce
    • 7 Years
    3 months, 9 days ago

    Wow my recent transfers have been all wayward and misfiring.

    Gonna have to regret another Saka to Grealish it seems.

  5. greggles
    • 10 Years
    3 months, 9 days ago

    Saka on the bench. Weird to both be cheering him on and not cheering him on at the same time.

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

      I'd cheer if first bench 🙂

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

      Yeah , love the lad must get him soon

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

    In his age group anyone else above Saka ? biased so would consider Martinelli but really I don't see anyone

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

      Greenwood Martinelli Saka Neto pulisic

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

        Not in any order, all quality, this season saka and Neto are killing it

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

        CHO

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

          yes but has had more game time lets see

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

        Will have to check the ages Neto and Pulisic surely older , Greenwood maybe as a finisher but not even close as an allround player ?

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

          True, Foden Saka greenwood then. Greenwood does have more to his game than just finishing but is managed by a PE teacher and plays as a right winger for whatever reason

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

            Yep fair enough , Greenwood has'nt really been given the chance to express himself yet so it's Saka and Foden so far for me

    2. Carefree Crew
      • 2 Years
      3 months, 9 days ago

      Mason Mount
      Reece James

      (Both full internationals)

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

      haaland???

      fati
      foden
      sancho

      theres plenty

      all 20 or under

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

        Ok talking PL though so its Foden and Saka no ?

    4. Carefree Crew
      • 2 Years
      3 months, 9 days ago

      Forgot about Foden, he was the best youth England player & arguably the most talented.

    5. Maximus Bonimus Pointimus
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 11 Years
      3 months, 9 days ago

      Greenwood is younger and despite his travails this season actually has 5 more league goals than Saka in ~1,200 fewer minutes,

      But Saka looks class

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

        Yes won't disregard Greenwood but he has'nt been given a free reign yet so we wait

  7. The Habib Beyes
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 10 Years
    3 months, 9 days ago

    Do - 4 hits count in the cup?

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

      Ye

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

      Yea

  8. mynameisq
    • 7 Years
    3 months, 9 days ago

    I hate VAR! Making all these right decisions that don't consider whether it benefits me in fpl or not

    1. richarlison2348
        3 months, 9 days ago

        So infuriating!

    2. Lindelol
      • 2 Years
      3 months, 9 days ago

      Saka living up to his last years hype. Loving his development

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

        Yeah is something special

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

      Really annoyed as a Saka owner...

      1. The VAR Team
        • 1 Year
        3 months, 9 days ago

        Really scared as Saka bencher

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

        Chilling and scouting as a non owner

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

        Enjoying the ride as a Saka backer...

      4. Party time
        • 2 Years
        3 months, 9 days ago

        Ings last gw. Var ruined my genuine points

    4. richarlison2348
        3 months, 9 days ago

        same

        1. Lindelol
          • 2 Years
          3 months, 9 days ago

          Source?

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

        Only 4 players worth of a difference between my cup opponent and I's teams.
        Martinez, Dias, Stones, Barnes vs Johnstone, Robbo, Dallas, Antonio.

      • fc_skrald
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 5 Years
        3 months, 9 days ago

        Will Jimenez be fit to play again this season?

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

          Nuno thinks it might be possible. I think everyone is rightfully sceptical of that though.

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

            Thanks. I hope he get himself back in form. Good player.

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

          Hope so.

          Wolves miss him big time.

      • Inazuma X1
        • 3 Years
        3 months, 9 days ago

        Fudgy you should've benched Son and not DCL.

        Leeds are bad at set pieces, see DCL hauling

        1. Bielsa Murderball
            3 months, 9 days ago

            That's a thing of the past.

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

            I changed it last second. Got talked out of it.

        2. Camzy
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 10 Years
          3 months, 9 days ago

          Weird to think that I had Semedo in my team not that long ago. Wolves in general have completely fallen off everyone's radar.

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

            Yup. Bad fixtures + bad form.

        3. Bielsa Murderball
            3 months, 9 days ago

            Targett or Shaw?

            1. Milkman Bruno
                3 months, 9 days ago

                I’d target Shaw

                1. Al Moon Yeah
                  • 6 Years
                  3 months, 9 days ago

                  Are you shaw?

                  1. Milkman Bruno
                      3 months, 9 days ago

                      4shaw motha f**a

              • Party time
                • 2 Years
                3 months, 9 days ago

                Relegate these teams already

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

                  Who will you relegate in May as well?

                  1. Party time
                    • 2 Years
                    3 months, 9 days ago

                    Palace

              • hullcityfan
                • 6 Years
                3 months, 9 days ago

                Coady must have the least attacking threat of any outfielder in FPL. Doesn’t go up for corners, 1 goal in 6 seasons at Wolves.

                1. Party time
                  • 2 Years
                  3 months, 9 days ago

                  & he is their skipper. I can’t believe a skipper wouldn’t want to score goals

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

                saka down in the area

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

                  no pen

                  1. JBG
                    • 3 Years
                    3 months, 9 days ago

                    Well that's a YC for diving... Why are refs so bad at giving them??

              • richarlison2348
                  3 months, 9 days ago

                  No chance that's a pen, he got the ball ref!

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

                    And even less chance that it was a corner.

                • Steve The Spud
                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                  • 1 Year
                  3 months, 9 days ago

                  Go f yourself var, laca Assist and now blatant penalty denied

                  1. Milkman Bruno
                      3 months, 9 days ago

                      Both the correct decisions though so well done VAR

                      1. Steve The Spud
                        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                        • 1 Year
                        3 months, 9 days ago

                        Yes but apart from that

                        1. Milkman Bruno
                            3 months, 9 days ago

                            😆

                    • Nomar
                      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                      • 11 Years
                      3 months, 9 days ago

                      I forgot the deadline, so playing Lowton instead of Holding. Oops.

                    • JBG
                      • 3 Years
                      3 months, 9 days ago

                      Robbo + Gundo to Toby A. + Son good transfers for next GW?

                      1. Milkman Bruno
                          3 months, 9 days ago

                          It sure if that’s worth it...

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

                        OMG Pepe

                        1. Steve The Spud
                          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                          • 1 Year
                          3 months, 9 days ago

                          How!

                      3. Steve The Spud
                        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                        • 1 Year
                        3 months, 9 days ago

                        OMG Pépé

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

                          How!

                      4. My heart goes Salalalalah
                        • 4 Years
                        3 months, 9 days ago

                        Pepe

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

                        Is Pepe actually showing some potential finally.

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

                          gaining confidence

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

                          Brilliant football...

                          Left foot control and bang with his right foot quick...

                      6. Steve The Spud
                        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                        • 1 Year
                        3 months, 9 days ago

                        OMG laca assists lollll

                        1. Milkman Bruno
                            3 months, 9 days ago

                            How!

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

                          0-1

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

                            Arsenal

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

                          What a goal!!! Pepitooooo