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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. richarlison2348
      3 months, 14 days ago

      Is it just me, or does whenever I see "SHU" I think Shuffield United?

      1. Milkman Bruno
          3 months, 14 days ago

          Erm

          1. Milkman Bruno
              3 months, 14 days ago

              Yes

        • ivantys
            3 months, 14 days ago

            Semedo's such a useless buy from Wolves

          • Maximus Bonimus Pointimus
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 11 Years
            3 months, 14 days ago

            I remember having Semedo for about 10 weeks waiting for him to “adapt to the league”

            Jesus he’s been terrible

            1. Party time
              • 2 Years
              3 months, 14 days ago

              Semedo is pants.

              People just overrated his below average ability

          • Right In The Stanchion
            • 1 Year
            3 months, 14 days ago

            Pepe playing up to his price tag

          • el polako
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 3 Years
            3 months, 14 days ago

            Nuno getting sacked if the lose.

            1. AC/DC AFC
              • 5 Years
              3 months, 14 days ago

              Nah.

              1. el polako
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 3 Years
                3 months, 14 days ago

                Watch this space.

          • Steve The Spud
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 1 Year
            3 months, 14 days ago

            Why no laca assist?

            1. ⭐ Bemba_Da ⭐
              • 11 Years
              3 months, 14 days ago

              took a few deflections, might still be given

              1. The Train Driver
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 5 Years
                3 months, 14 days ago

                Wrongly so if it is...

            2. The Train Driver
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 5 Years
              3 months, 14 days ago

              Pepe lost the ball then took it again, shouldn't be any assist.

              1. Steve The Spud
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 1 Year
                3 months, 14 days ago

                Hardly lost the ball

            3. Homer21
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 4 Years
              3 months, 14 days ago

              Patience

            4. ivantys
                3 months, 14 days ago

                Deflection is never assist

                1. Deulofail
                  • 5 Years
                  3 months, 14 days ago

                  Huh?

              • teddypicker
                • 11 Years
                3 months, 14 days ago

                Should be given imo, Pepe never lost possession

              • fedolefan
                • 6 Years
                3 months, 14 days ago

                I think they will keep it. Nothing happened there that will make them take it off.

            5. Deulofail
              • 5 Years
              3 months, 14 days ago

              I think my stream must be mirrored.

            6. hullcityfan
              • 6 Years
              3 months, 14 days ago

              Laca assist given but should be removed

            7. Jon Walter's Hatty
              • 7 Years
              3 months, 14 days ago

              To think i brought in 3 Wolves on WC

            8. LE CHARO
              • 1 Year
              3 months, 14 days ago

              Pepe starting to show more regularly what he's capable of. Looking more and more like his old self back in his LOSC days

              1. Homer21
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 4 Years
                3 months, 14 days ago

                About time

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

              Pepe essential ?

              1. Deulofail
                • 5 Years
                3 months, 14 days ago

                No, darling. No

              2. Bushwhacker
                • 1 Year
                3 months, 14 days ago

                If he keeps getting away with that.

              3. Little Red Lacazette
                • 4 Years
                3 months, 14 days ago

                As essential as Pereira.

              4. Calvin Valance
                • 11 Years
                3 months, 14 days ago

                I brought him in this week but only vc him.

            10. TheDragon
              • 3 Years
              3 months, 14 days ago

              Is Laca keeping that assist?

              1. Steve The Spud
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 1 Year
                3 months, 14 days ago

                Should do imo

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

              Probably been mentioned a lot, but Josh King to Fulham would have been awesome. I think he won't get up to much at Everton, I hope I'm wrong.

              1. Top Lad Dakes. - all chips …
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 4 Years
                3 months, 14 days ago

                Agreed

                1. Hybrid.power
                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                  • 11 Years
                  3 months, 14 days ago

                  I still have fond memories of Sigurdsson at Swansea. Look at him now.

              2. Davros
                • 11 Years
                3 months, 14 days ago

                Yeah disappointed

            12. Arteta
              • 5 Years
              3 months, 14 days ago

              Double nutmeg and filthy banger with his right foot. Absolutely brilliant by Pepe!

              1. Deulofail
                • 5 Years
                3 months, 14 days ago

                I think your tv is mirrored too. Maybe something wrong at the source

            13. KAPTAIN KANE
              • 4 Years
              3 months, 14 days ago

              Come on need a Wolves goal

              1. Top Lad Dakes. - all chips …
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 4 Years
                3 months, 14 days ago

                This. Hoping for William Jose to get TS punt paid off

            14. Camzy
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 10 Years
              3 months, 14 days ago

              Pepe breaking nutmeg records today...

              1. DycheDycheBaby
                • 5 Years
                3 months, 14 days ago

                Megnuts!!

            15. Kryptonite666
              • 1 Year
              3 months, 14 days ago

              How should I make up ground on my ML leader ahead by 50 points. He has almost the same bloody team

              1. Hybrid.power
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 11 Years
                3 months, 14 days ago

                Captain and pick different players than them. Don't take hits.

              2. Dont_Win_Friends_With_Salah…
                • 3 Years
                3 months, 14 days ago

                Change your team

              3. Davros
                • 11 Years
                3 months, 14 days ago

                Play your own game and make correct captain decisions. 50 points is easily doable

            16. Davros
              • 11 Years
              3 months, 14 days ago

              Cmon Sammy reward your faithful with a 10 pointer today

              1. Milkman Bruno
                  3 months, 14 days ago

                  Ameobi?

                  1. Davros
                    • 11 Years
                    3 months, 14 days ago

                    Johnstone!

              2. Steve The Spud
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 1 Year
                3 months, 14 days ago

                I have the laca assist on my points but it’s not on the game sheet lol

                1. Steve The Spud
                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                  • 1 Year
                  3 months, 14 days ago

                  Maybe they are just winding me up

              3. Milkman Bruno
                  3 months, 14 days ago

                  Come on Wolves score please

                • el polako
                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                  • 3 Years
                  3 months, 14 days ago

                  Pepe's example should be like a calming balm for Chelsea fans, not all is lost with Werner - season 2022/2023 will be his !!

                  1. Deulofail
                    • 5 Years
                    3 months, 14 days ago

                    Alonso about to hit his peak too

                  2. mynameisq
                    • 7 Years
                    3 months, 14 days ago

                    Werner wasn't even doing awful until lampard moved him to the left

                • Forza Papac
                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                  • 5 Years
                  3 months, 14 days ago

                  Bench one.

                  A) Cancelo (liv)
                  B) Robbo (MCI)
                  C) Dallas (CRY)
                  D) Cresswell (ful)

                • Pedersen
                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                  • 2 Years
                  3 months, 14 days ago

                  Time to get Pepe!

                • EmreCan Hustle
                  • 8 Years
                  3 months, 14 days ago

                  Wolves have so much talent, yet struggling to get results. Jimenez is so important.

                • Milkman Bruno
                    3 months, 14 days ago

                    Saka should be attacking that

                  • AC/DC AFC
                    • 5 Years
                    3 months, 14 days ago

                    WBA 1

                    1. AC/DC AFC
                      • 5 Years
                      3 months, 14 days ago

                      Against the run of play.

                      1. AC/DC AFC
                        • 5 Years
                        3 months, 14 days ago

                        Matt Phillips

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

                          FPL Legend

                          1. AC/DC AFC
                            • 5 Years
                            3 months, 14 days ago

                            Yep

                    2. svasei - Up (?) the Rovers
                      • 11 Years
                      3 months, 14 days ago

                      Assist?

                      1. svasei - Up (?) the Rovers
                        • 11 Years
                        3 months, 14 days ago

                        Meh, not Pereira.

                      2. hullcityfan
                        • 6 Years
                        3 months, 14 days ago

                        Diagne

                      3. AC/DC AFC
                        • 5 Years
                        3 months, 14 days ago

                        Not sure yet.

                        Mostly watching Arsenal at Wolves

                  • JONALDINHO
                    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                    • 3 Years
                    3 months, 14 days ago

                    Crazy to think how bad Wolves have gotten since the first lockdown

                    1. Bushwhacker
                      • 1 Year
                      3 months, 14 days ago

                      Since Jimi left . . . and Jota. . .and Doherty . . .

                  • Party time
                    • 2 Years
                    3 months, 14 days ago

                    Nuno out!

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

                    Leicester are going to have fun next GW.

                  • Chenku╰☆╮
                    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                    • 6 Years
                    3 months, 14 days ago

                    Johnstone cs confirmed now.

                    1. Forza Papac
                      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                      • 5 Years
                      3 months, 14 days ago

                      Thanks for jinxing it mate. Nice one