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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. ivantys
      3 months, 7 days ago

      Luiz loves to pull this stunt out once in a while

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

      Shame. Great half for Arsenal up until that incident.

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

      1-1

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

      Lol that’s cruel... make a luiz wait give him a bit of hope then... nope you’re off son

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

      Goal

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

      Sideshow David stood on a rake on the way off

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

        Haha, eghhhuehhuuuu

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

      BAH

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

      Lovely goal

    • DycheDycheBaby
      • 5 Years
      3 months, 7 days ago

      Rubennnn Nevessss....

    • caldracula
      • 5 Years
      3 months, 7 days ago

      Louis must be the biggest liability in world football. Bar Joey Barton.

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

      How many TC Luiz? 2? 3?

    • ClassiX
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 2 Years
      3 months, 7 days ago

      Leno way off his line before the kick if Neves missed...

    • F_Ivanovic
      • 5 Years
      3 months, 7 days ago

      David Plonker Luiz...just when I thought I could trust the Arsenal defence and start Holding

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

      Traore will have more space now - Partey already booked too...

      Interesting half ahead!

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

      Luiz up to his old tricks. He can be so good but yet so bad. Weird player.

    • Oggle22
      • 4 Years
      3 months, 7 days ago

      Should have played Konsa over holden oh well

      1. Oggle22
        • 4 Years
        3 months, 7 days ago

        Holding even

    • Deulofail
      • 5 Years
      3 months, 7 days ago

      I thought Arsenal would have managed to convert the Chelsea stooge by now. He knows the rules, surely.

    • Yome
      • 9 Years
      3 months, 7 days ago

      I am glad I benched holding

    • In Bale We Trust
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 11 Years
      3 months, 7 days ago

      How many years now have Arsenal had a comedy act in central defence? I was going to say Pascal Cygan but they were still good when he was there I think

      1. Right In The Stanchion
        • 1 Year
        3 months, 7 days ago

        Since the last time spurs won a trophy

    • Random Name
      • 5 Years
      3 months, 7 days ago

      David Luiz is a moron. Absolute moron get out of the club you mug

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

        Profile pic checks out

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

      Baps system is a joke laca not even in the baps after carving wolves open for Pépé G

      1. The Train Driver
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 5 Years
        3 months, 7 days ago

        Lucky to get an assist for a non assist..

      2. ivantys
          3 months, 7 days ago

          Because assist is only +9 BPS

      3. g40steve
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 3 Years
        3 months, 7 days ago

        Nice no CS just a SHU goal to go 🙂

        1. BrockLanders
          • 6 Years
          3 months, 7 days ago

          This

      4. The Train Driver
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 5 Years
        3 months, 7 days ago

        Wow, that's harsh. Penalty yes. But clearly unintentionally catching his leg in the run, shouldn't be a red.

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

          Lol of course it was intentional. Although it's true that you can't actually know for sure, and the punishment does still feel a little harsh. But but considering that the rules are clear. Either Luiz doesn't know the rules of football or he's working for Abramovic. He's a joke

      5. LE CHARO
        • 1 Year
        3 months, 7 days ago

        How is that a red card? Ridiculous decision

      6. Scots Gooner
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 4 Years
        3 months, 7 days ago

        Why is that a red and a penalty?

        1. Magic Zico
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 2 Years
          3 months, 7 days ago

          Last man foul within the box

          1. robredo10
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 11 Years
            3 months, 7 days ago

            Thought double jeopardy was removed?

        2. djman102
          • 11 Years
          3 months, 7 days ago

          And no attempt to play the ball (I'm guessing as I'm not watching).

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

        Luiz, what a player.

        Change the whole game

      8. Right In The Stanchion
        • 1 Year
        3 months, 7 days ago

        Arsenal shooting themselves in the foot yet again. In total control of the game and Idiot Luiz gets sent off.

      9. Nomar
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 11 Years
        3 months, 7 days ago

        Don’t feel so bad leaving Holding on the bench now.

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

        Anyone else not got anyone playing today?

      11. Bookkeeper
        • 4 Years
        3 months, 7 days ago

        How did Lacca end up with an assist??