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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. Deulofail
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 5 Years
    8 months, 16 days ago

    People's defence of Luiz: he didn't intentionally put his own body in a place that would likely foul the opponent. I guess it was his ragdoll puppet master then 😆

    Nooooo goal

    1. ivantys
      • 1 Year
      8 months, 16 days ago

      He knew what he was doing lol, he always pulls off these dumb moves once in a while.

    2. Random Name
      • 6 Years
      8 months, 16 days ago

      If anyone defends that disgrace of a player, then they're on something.

      The David Luiz effect - 2 goals for the opposition in 3 mins

    3. mynameisq
      • 8 Years
      8 months, 16 days ago

      This lmao. Not only that but when defending if you cut across someone like that, it can look like an accident but your movement is intentional and it usually trips your opponent up

      Red even if it was 100% accident anyway

  2. Hooky
    • 6 Years
    8 months, 16 days ago

    Half arsed attempt by Partey to block that

  3. Sun Jihai
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 9 Years
    8 months, 16 days ago

    Neto EO only 0.6% in the top 10k

  4. Mr. O'Connell
    • 9 Years
    8 months, 16 days ago

    Feel like I'm being punished because I said Rob Holding was my favourite fpl player of the season

    1. Ginkapo FPL
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 10 Years
      8 months, 16 days ago

      It was a stupid statement

      1. Mr. O'Connell
        • 9 Years
        8 months, 16 days ago

        Haha evidently. Well it's a stupid season tbf.

    2. Old Man
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 10 Years
      8 months, 16 days ago

      At least he'll be going up for corners now - and one more goal for Wolves won't change his score.

  5. ⭐ Bemba_Da ⭐
    • 11 Years
    8 months, 16 days ago

    Rashford, Greenwood and Cavani start

    1. Jon Walter's Hatty
      • 8 Years
      8 months, 16 days ago

      Sounds like last week when I was glad Trashy started only to be his usual disinterested self

    2. Maximus Bonimus Pointimus
      • 11 Years
      8 months, 16 days ago

      They will destroy Southampton’s high line

    3. WE GO FOR IT
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 5 Years
      8 months, 16 days ago

      Martial rightyfully benched. He needs to pull up his socks. You can be out of form, but top players play themselves into form by doing the basics. He just doesn't seem bothered.

      1. mynameisq
        • 8 Years
        8 months, 16 days ago

        Yup, it's not even the lack of tracking back. He doesn't even make up for it by doing attacking forward runs either

  6. djman102
    • 12 Years
    8 months, 16 days ago

    I said WOL-ARS would be 0-0...

    This is why I am not a betting man.

  7. Forza Papac
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 5 Years
    8 months, 16 days ago

    Ah well, going to turn over to SHU v wba now to watch my man Sam Johnstone. Probably jinxing the clean sheet in doing so. Apologies in advance to fellow owners.

    1. Party time
        8 months, 16 days ago

        Lol. Please do

      • Dannyb
        • 4 Years
        8 months, 16 days ago

        Loooooool

      • Party time
          8 months, 16 days ago

          Hahahahhahahahahahahhahahahaha

          TIMING

        • badgerboy
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 6 Years
          8 months, 16 days ago

          Noice!

        • CRO KLOPP
          • 4 Years
          8 months, 16 days ago

          Wow

        • mynameisq
          • 8 Years
          8 months, 16 days ago

          Apology accepted

        • Rash
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 4 Years
          8 months, 16 days ago

          Thanks lol

        • WE GO FOR IT
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 5 Years
          8 months, 16 days ago

          So quick!

        • Jacktastic
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 10 Years
          8 months, 16 days ago

          You’ve only gone and jinxed it!

        • Firminoooo
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 5 Years
          8 months, 16 days ago

          Thanks for nothing.

      • Whazza
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 9 Years
        8 months, 16 days ago

        Just when Arsenal finally got rid of Mustafi Luiz steps up 😆

        1. Keeptrying
          • 7 Years
          8 months, 16 days ago

          lol

      • Steve The Spud
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 1 Year
        8 months, 16 days ago

        Laca off oh ffs

        Absolute joke

        Hope they concede another 5 and saka gets a straight red

      • AC/DC AFC
        • 6 Years
        8 months, 16 days ago

        1.1

        Sheffield United

        1. Sid1891
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 3 Years
          8 months, 16 days ago

          Perfect no clean sheets in both games

      • ⭐ Bemba_Da ⭐
        • 11 Years
        8 months, 16 days ago

        OMG Bogle

        1. DA Minnion (Legendary manag…
          • 9 Years
          8 months, 16 days ago

          Never thought I'd see that statement.

      • ivantys
        • 1 Year
        8 months, 16 days ago

        Johnstone CS gone

        1. Sun Jihai
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 9 Years
          8 months, 16 days ago

          ...again

      • Captain Vantastic™
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 9 Years
        8 months, 16 days ago

        YASSSSS JOHNSTONE CS GONE!

        1. Steve The Spud
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 1 Year
          8 months, 16 days ago

          Your actually going to celebrate that ?

          1. Whazza
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 9 Years
            8 months, 16 days ago

            This place man

          2. Captain Vantastic™
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 9 Years
            8 months, 16 days ago

            Fine margins in ML mate

            1. Pumpy
              • 12 Years
              8 months, 16 days ago

              Are we in your ML's ?

              Calm down kid 😉

        2. gooberman
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 10 Years
          8 months, 16 days ago

          What pleases me more is that my mini league leader has some obscure WBA defender.

      • TheDragon
        • 3 Years
        8 months, 16 days ago

        Bogle my mind!

        Never play Johnstone strategy confirmed

        1. ivantys
          • 1 Year
          8 months, 16 days ago

          *Never own Johnstone

      • Rash
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 4 Years
        8 months, 16 days ago

        Don't know why I tried kidding myself that Johnstone was the better pick over martinez this week.

        1. Hooky
          • 6 Years
          8 months, 16 days ago

          Blame the scout picks

          1. Rash
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 4 Years
            8 months, 16 days ago

            Tbh I had it on martinez until I seen the picks.. silly me

        2. Buck The Trent
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 9 Years
          8 months, 16 days ago

          Rash decision?

      • Forza Papac
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 5 Years
        8 months, 16 days ago

        OMG i'm so sorry

        1. ivantys
          • 1 Year
          8 months, 16 days ago

          That timing you posted I switched channel and goal LOL

        2. Jacktastic
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 10 Years
          8 months, 16 days ago

          Glad a transferred Johnstone to Martinez now

        3. Thunderbahçe
          • 5 Years
          8 months, 16 days ago

          Don't do that ever again

      • Maximus Bonimus Pointimus
        • 11 Years
        8 months, 16 days ago

        Love a Greenwood goal or two tonight, time for the kid to get back on track

        1. WE GO FOR IT
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 5 Years
          8 months, 16 days ago

          I thought the Liverpool goal will give him confidence but hasn't worked so far. Hopefully, it starts tonight.

      • MoSalad
        • 8 Years
        8 months, 16 days ago

        Johnstone got to go, garbage!

        1. Whazza
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 9 Years
          8 months, 16 days ago

          Whaaat West Brom concede a lot of goals!?

        2. Big_Andy_GAWA
          • 10 Years
          8 months, 16 days ago

          Bet he doesn't even get a save point now, either... 🙁

          1. Big_Andy_GAWA
            • 10 Years
            8 months, 16 days ago

            I lie. I'll take that...

      • Maximus Bonimus Pointimus
        • 11 Years
        8 months, 16 days ago

        The mind Bogles

      • DA Minnion (Legendary manag…
        • 9 Years
        8 months, 16 days ago

        Cannot understand why johnstone is always in the scout picks. Terrible pick.

        1. AC/DC AFC
          • 6 Years
          8 months, 16 days ago

          Budget?

        2. mynameisq
          • 8 Years
          8 months, 16 days ago

          I can't understand why anyone would have him this late into the season, big Sam hasn't even shored them up that much

          1. Big_Andy_GAWA
            • 10 Years
            8 months, 16 days ago

            I brought him in for the DGW on Wildcard as had Martinez and their double hadn't been confirmed. Big mistake...

        3. Salan
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 12 Years
          8 months, 16 days ago

          Agree. Sometimes it's weird in Scout Picks.

      • AC/DC AFC
        • 6 Years
        8 months, 16 days ago

        Both goals at Bramall Lane the keeper could have done better

      • Sun Jihai
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 9 Years
        8 months, 16 days ago

        Mitchell benched

        1. Party time
            8 months, 16 days ago

            Hopefully sub appearance

        2. Messiah Hazard
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 9 Years
          8 months, 16 days ago

          Starting Saka and Holding over Soucek and Justin seems to be backfiring spectacularly

          1. RamaJama
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 9 Years
            8 months, 16 days ago

            Saka will score

          2. Camino Aleatorio
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 3 Years
            8 months, 16 days ago

            Thanks to the brain dead David Luiz

            They were going to win 3-0 until that happened.

        3. Bookkeeper
          • 4 Years
          8 months, 16 days ago

          never ever going anywhere near Johnstone.

        4. zon
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 6 Years
          8 months, 16 days ago

          Wtf four defenders blocking and they that room for near corner

        5. Firminoooo
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 5 Years
          8 months, 16 days ago

          Nooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooo. Jooooooooonhstooooooooone CS gooooooooone. DELETE TEAM

        6. RAFA THE GAFFA
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 5 Years
          8 months, 16 days ago

          I had zero hope of a Johnstone cleanly. Hopefully a couple of save points

        7. Lindelol
          • 3 Years
          8 months, 16 days ago

          Neves and Moutinho scoring goals for Wolves!!
          Memories of 18/19 season

        8. djman102
          • 12 Years
          8 months, 16 days ago

          I got Johnstone for the save points anyway. Who needs clean sheets?

        9. TheDragon
          • 3 Years
          8 months, 16 days ago

          No Mitchell - damn it!