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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. Esalman
    • 11 Years
    3 months, 13 days ago

    How many goals will Salah score this week?

    1. Dannyb
      • 4 Years
      3 months, 13 days ago

      Twelftie

    2. Party time
      • 2 Years
      3 months, 13 days ago

      1000

    3. Mr. O'Connell
      • 8 Years
      3 months, 13 days ago

      0. Captained him.

      1. Esalman
        • 11 Years
        3 months, 13 days ago

        Same here lol

  2. My heart goes Salalalalah
    • 4 Years
    3 months, 13 days ago

    Laca OFF
    Gabriel ON

    1. The Ilfordian
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      3 months, 13 days ago

      Oh that’s not good

      1. DaniCT
        • 7 Years
        3 months, 13 days ago

        Indeed. Not good.

        1. Party time
          • 2 Years
          3 months, 13 days ago

          He kept Pepe on the pitch. What a numpty

    2. Party time
      • 2 Years
      3 months, 13 days ago

      Fraudteta

  3. bso
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 6 Years
    3 months, 13 days ago

    I just see that my Triple Captain button is pushed…I certainly did not do so knowingly. Has this happened to any of you? So p.ss.d.

    1. Jon Walter's Hatty
      • 7 Years
      3 months, 13 days ago

      Who on

      1. bso
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 6 Years
        3 months, 13 days ago

        Salah...how the hell does something like this happen?

        1. Jon Walter's Hatty
          • 7 Years
          3 months, 13 days ago

          Pushing the tc button is easily done by accident sadly there is no confirmation button

        2. Mengo
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 11 Years
          3 months, 13 days ago

          Same happened to me a few weeks back...NO idea how it happened either.

    2. Davros
      • 11 Years
      3 months, 13 days ago

      Who??

    3. Al Moon Yeah
      • 6 Years
      3 months, 13 days ago

      Activated the benchboost accidentally last year two months before fpl started. Thought my team page looked odd but just assumed it was a new look from fpl. Had some norwich defender score an own goal in a 4-1 defeat to Liverpool and some dead rubber players. Suffice to say I did not sleep well that night.

    4. bso
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 6 Years
      3 months, 13 days ago

      Thanks for your replies. Just so bummed out.

  4. Finding Timo
      3 months, 13 days ago

      All when will we find out if any double games GW24 please ?

    • STEP rOVERS
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      3 months, 13 days ago

      Laca owners in dreamland hahahahaha

      1. Qaiss
        • 5 Years
        3 months, 13 days ago

        Why do you have to be toxic for? I don’t own Laca but grow up, this isn’t twitter or something, not full of silly 12 year olds. (Turning into that thought cause of people like you)

        1. Mr. O'Connell
          • 8 Years
          3 months, 13 days ago

          Average mental age on this site is about 7 tbf

        2. Scots Gooner
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 4 Years
          3 months, 13 days ago

          Well said

        3. STEP rOVERS
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 3 Years
          3 months, 13 days ago

          I hate arsenal !!!

          1. STEP rOVERS
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 3 Years
            3 months, 13 days ago

            Lovely 2-1! Arteta at the wheel

        4. ⱼₐᵣᵥᵢₛₕ
          • 6 Years
          3 months, 13 days ago

          Welcome to FFS! No wonder all the decent regular posters left.

        5. diabydoesgallas
          • 7 Years
          3 months, 13 days ago

          Well said. Part of the reason I love this website is the general camaraderie (spelling..) between the people posting. Leave the childish windups for twitter.

      2. Whazza
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 8 Years
        3 months, 13 days ago

        Will probably double the score of at least two of Watkins, Bamford, DCL and Antonio. Stop being toxic

    • Random Name
      • 5 Years
      3 months, 13 days ago

      Imagine getting rid of "deadwood" in Ozil, Willock, kolasinac etc. and replacing them with the 2 clumsiest most inadequate brazilian players ever to play in the pl

      1. Deulofail
        • 5 Years
        3 months, 13 days ago

        Don't need to

      2. 3Dog
        • 8 Years
        3 months, 13 days ago

        You mean the 2 Brazilians that have the same agent as Edu?

    • fedolefan
      • 6 Years
      3 months, 13 days ago

      Come on Rob, grab a goal son.

      1. Utopsis
        • 1 Year
        3 months, 13 days ago

        We can only dream

    • Davros
      • 11 Years
      3 months, 13 days ago

      Reposting as bottomed- to help with the debate...

      Almost a year ago today against Chelsea Luiz did the same thing (penalty and red card). However, this time it’s different as it was accidental
      https://arsenal.news/2020/01/21/double-jeopardy-rule-explained-the-reason-david-luiz-was-sent-off-for-arsenal-against-chelsea/

      1. Bushwhacker
        • 1 Year
        3 months, 13 days ago

        Or made it look accidental . . clumsy is still a red card.

        1. Davros
          • 11 Years
          3 months, 13 days ago

          Not if it is accidental

      2. mynameisq
        • 7 Years
        3 months, 13 days ago

        Reposting my comment too, accidental doesn't matter, going for the ball does. In both cases he hasn't attempted to get the ball and that's what makes it a red

        1. Davros
          • 11 Years
          3 months, 13 days ago

          Valid view

    • DaniCT
      • 7 Years
      3 months, 13 days ago

      Just saw Pepe's goal. Cracking assist from Lacazette.

      1. Bushwhacker
        • 1 Year
        3 months, 13 days ago

        LOL

    • Random Name
      • 5 Years
      3 months, 13 days ago

      AND HE'S TAKEN LACAZETTE OFF!!??

      nah i'm done for the evening. absolute joke

    • Inazuma X1
      • 3 Years
      3 months, 13 days ago

      RIP Laca owners

    • mynameisq
      • 7 Years
      3 months, 13 days ago

      I get being confused initially when something like this happens, we don't have the fa rulebook by our sides and even I saw it and thought yellow

      But once the rules are clarified why would you still say it's the wrong decision, I genuinely don't get the logic

      How can you still say it's not a red

    • ⭐ Bemba_Da ⭐
      • 11 Years
      3 months, 13 days ago

      OMG Moutinho

    • ivantys
        3 months, 13 days ago

        Cracking goal

      • ⭐ Bemba_Da ⭐
        • 11 Years
        3 months, 13 days ago

        what a goal

      • ZoumasBloomers
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • Has Moderation Rights
        • 4 Years
        3 months, 13 days ago

        Anyone else with Johnstone benched feeling a bit nervous right now?

        1. Thunderbahçe
          • 4 Years
          3 months, 13 days ago

          He's on the pitch for me and I'm equally nervous

      • My heart goes Salalalalah
        • 4 Years
        3 months, 13 days ago

        Moutinho screamer

        1. AC/DC AFC
          • 5 Years
          3 months, 13 days ago

          Back of the net!

          Screamer into the post

      • AC/DC AFC
        • 5 Years
        3 months, 13 days ago

        Arsenal 2.1

        1. AC/DC AFC
          • 5 Years
          3 months, 13 days ago

          My mistake... Saw it the wrong way!!

      • Maximus Bonimus Pointimus
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 11 Years
        3 months, 13 days ago

        Sweet Mother Of Jesus

      • Whazza
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 8 Years
        3 months, 13 days ago

        Moutinho just scored a worldie! No debate!

        1. Bushwhacker
          • 1 Year
          3 months, 13 days ago

          What a strike. WHAT A STRIKE.

      • Bushwhacker
        • 1 Year
        3 months, 13 days ago

        STRIIIIKE

      • MoSalad
        • 7 Years
        3 months, 13 days ago

        Jeeezzzz what a strike that is.

      • mynameisq
        • 7 Years
        3 months, 13 days ago

        Neto assist

      • Party time
        • 2 Years
        3 months, 13 days ago

        Arteta is not the Messiah

        1. Bushwhacker
          • 1 Year
          3 months, 13 days ago

          The bus broke down!

        2. Old Man
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 9 Years
          3 months, 13 days ago

          Luiz is a very naughty boy

      • Pariße
        • 6 Years
        3 months, 13 days ago

        Salty, but this is so underserved.

        1. AC/DC AFC
          • 5 Years
          3 months, 13 days ago

          Turned on a head.

      • ClassiX
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 2 Years
        3 months, 13 days ago

        Ripper!

      • JBG
        • 3 Years
        3 months, 13 days ago

        And Portugal takes the lead!

      • jason_ni
        • 5 Years
        3 months, 13 days ago

        Wowzers...

      • Eezer Goode, Eberechi Goode
        • 8 Years
        3 months, 13 days ago

        Lovely, well done Wolves!! Wrap it up now.

      • RamaJama
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 8 Years
        3 months, 13 days ago

        Poor Leno