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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. Shark Team
    • 3 Years
    3 months, 7 days ago

    Imagine Big Sam managing a title contender

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

      I don’t have to imagine - it’s identical to mourinho at Spurs

      1. Milkman Bruno
          3 months, 7 days ago

          And Mourinho at United

      2. Forza Papac
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 5 Years
        3 months, 7 days ago

        Imagine Mourinho

      3. Party time
        • 2 Years
        3 months, 7 days ago

        Big Sam will do a better job at Spurs than Mourinho imo but Spurs aint a big team tho

        1. Bushwhacker
          • 1 Year
          3 months, 7 days ago

          What a joke. Alladyce isn't fit to be mentioned in the same conversation as Mourinho.

      4. Hybrid.power
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 11 Years
        3 months, 7 days ago

        Has he ever won anything as a manager?

        1. AC/DC AFC
          • 5 Years
          3 months, 7 days ago

          League of Ireland 1991-92.

          English 3rd division 1997-98.

          2001 and 2012 play off promotions with Bolton and West Ham.

          Big Sam. Is the man.

      5. AC/DC AFC
        • 5 Years
        3 months, 7 days ago

        Or an international team?

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

      Hope: Wolves & Sheff Utd to score

      We all know what the reality will be

    3. Deulofail
      • 5 Years
      3 months, 7 days ago

      Partey RC feels almost inevitable

      1. Bushwhacker
        • 1 Year
        3 months, 7 days ago

        Dirty lad.

    4. Sun Jihai
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 9 Years
      3 months, 7 days ago

      Baldock hamstring maybe

    5. Milkman Bruno
        3 months, 7 days ago

        I was wondering why SHU were third most likely for a cs on the clean sheet odds in the hot topics

        1. F_Ivanovic
          • 5 Years
          3 months, 7 days ago

          Could have made some money backing against it then.

      • Lovren an elevator
        • 5 Years
        3 months, 7 days ago

        Will Aguero actually play this season? He's fit just got covid, right?

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

          I'm sure after covid he will get another injury and then get covid again and then fall down the stairs and break his arm! Seems like there is always something wrong with him!

        2. caldracula
          • 5 Years
          3 months, 7 days ago

          Doesn’t seem like he’s in a rush to come back.

      • Steve The Spud
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 1 Year
        3 months, 7 days ago

        Laca assist awarded

        Hazzzzahh!

        1. Bushwhacker
          • 1 Year
          3 months, 7 days ago

          Comedy gold.

        2. The Ilfordian
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 3 Years
          3 months, 7 days ago

          And double hazaaah!! I don’t think I could bear another Laca 2 pointer!

      • Maximus Bonimus Pointimus
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 11 Years
        3 months, 7 days ago

        Will Wolves have a new manager in time for that GW30 fixture run?

        1. KGFC
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 4 Years
          3 months, 7 days ago

          Searching for Portugese managers available

      • gooberman
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 9 Years
        3 months, 7 days ago

        Arsenal's defence is starting to annoy me.

        1. Bushwhacker
          • 1 Year
          3 months, 7 days ago

          Wheels on the bus . . .

      • Eat my goal!
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 2 Years
        3 months, 7 days ago

        Why is the new sky sports scores app so shite!

        1. KAPTAIN KANE
          • 4 Years
          3 months, 7 days ago

          Yeah! Like the way they’ve gotten rid of the formation style lineups!

          1. Eat my goal!
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 2 Years
            3 months, 7 days ago

            Indeed and it’s 10 times slower than before

      • Drumandbaines123
          3 months, 7 days ago

          Kilman having a mare

          1. Bushwhacker
            • 1 Year
            3 months, 7 days ago

            Nearly scored!

        • ⭐ Bemba_Da ⭐
          • 11 Years
          3 months, 7 days ago

          pen wolves

          1. Hybrid.power
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 11 Years
            3 months, 7 days ago

            Noooo

        • BrockLanders
          • 6 Years
          3 months, 7 days ago

          Need this Holding cleanie wiped out. Few too many with him..

          1. gogs67
              3 months, 7 days ago

              He's only got a 6% ownership.

          2. ivantys
              3 months, 7 days ago

              RC?

            • ⭐ Bemba_Da ⭐
              • 11 Years
              3 months, 7 days ago

              Luiz red

            • Maximus Bonimus Pointimus
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 11 Years
              3 months, 7 days ago

              David Luiz special

            • MoSalad
              • 7 Years
              3 months, 7 days ago

              David Luiz every time useless *****!

            • KGFC
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 4 Years
              3 months, 7 days ago

              Luiz RC

            • My heart goes Salalalalah
              • 4 Years
              3 months, 7 days ago

              Luiz RC

            • Hybrid.power
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 11 Years
              3 months, 7 days ago

              Please miss or save

            • Little Red Lacazette
              • 4 Years
              3 months, 7 days ago

              Almost all players in my ML have no players in these early matches.

            • Chenku╰☆╮
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 6 Years
              3 months, 7 days ago

              Common leno

            • Steve The Spud
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 1 Year
              3 months, 7 days ago

              Sideshow bob at it again

              1. svasei - Up (?) the Rovers
                • 11 Years
                3 months, 7 days ago

                Was it Bartley or Millwall he killed this time?

            • KAPTAIN KANE
              • 4 Years
              3 months, 7 days ago

              Why couldn’t have been a Holding RC

              1. KAPTAIN KANE
                • 4 Years
                3 months, 7 days ago

                *it

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

                Don't be so mean 😉

                1. KAPTAIN KANE
                  • 4 Years
                  3 months, 7 days ago

                  Sorry haha

            • Bushwhacker
              • 1 Year
              3 months, 7 days ago

              Ah Mr Luiz . .

            • Party time
              • 2 Years
              3 months, 7 days ago

              Let’s go Wolves!!!

            • DycheDycheBaby
              • 5 Years
              3 months, 7 days ago

              Yessss come on Wolves

            • DycheDycheBaby
              • 5 Years
              3 months, 7 days ago

              David Luis what a donkey.

            • Steve The Spud
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 1 Year
              3 months, 7 days ago

              Rival brought in Leno, please no

            • Cometh The Aouar...
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 8 Years
              3 months, 7 days ago

              Luiz - what a clown! What was he thinking?