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Xhaka and Moura recalled as Ramsdale starts again

In the final Premier League match of the day, there’s a small matter of a north London derby at the Emirates as Arsenal take on Tottenham Hotspur.

The Gunners, who are unbeaten in their past 10 Premier League home games against Spurs, make one change as Granit Xhaka (£4.9m) returns to the starting XI after a three-game ban, with Nicolas Pepe (£7.2m) dropping out.

That means a third consecutive start for Aaron Ramsdale (£4.5m) in goal.

At Tottenham, Japhet Tanganga (£4.6m) and Davinson Sanchez (£4.5m) replace Emerson Royal (£5.0m) and Cristian Romero (£4.9m) at the back, while Lucas Moura (£6.4m) comes in for Giovani Lo Celso (£5.9m) further forward.

Steven Bergwijn (£6.0m) and Ryan Sessegnon (£4.4m) both miss out through injury.

GAMEWEEK 6 LINE-UPS

Arsenal XI: Ramsdale, Tomiyasu, White, Gabriel, Tierney, Partey, Xhaka, Saka, Odegaard, Smith Rowe, Aubameyang 

Subs: Leno, Pepe, Martinelli, Lokonga, Cedric, Maitland-Niles, Holding, Tavares, Lacazette

Spurs XI: Lloris, Tanganga, Sanchez, Dier, Reguilon, Hojbjerg, Ndombele, Alli, Moura, Son, Kane

Subs: Gollini, Rodon, Gil, Lo Celso, Skipp, Romero, Royal, Scarlett, Davies

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  1. Twisted Saltergater
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 12 Years
    2 months, 9 days ago

    Brought in ESR last night. Do I get his points?

    1. La Roja
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 9 Years
      2 months, 9 days ago

      You get a pat on your back

      1. Twisted Saltergater
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 12 Years
        2 months, 9 days ago

        I’ll take it, thanks

    2. Tomerick
      • 7 Years
      2 months, 9 days ago

      They won’t play Spurs every week.

  2. La Roja
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 9 Years
    2 months, 9 days ago

    Dreadful defending by Spurs

  3. Rainer
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 5 Years
    2 months, 9 days ago

    Lovely homegrown goal.

    1. have you seen cyan
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 2 Years
      2 months, 9 days ago

      14 years in the making

  4. KAPTAIN KANE
    • 4 Years
    2 months, 9 days ago

    Spurs to finally attack now?

    1. Harry the Hack
      • 12 Years
      2 months, 9 days ago

      theyve got to get it out of their third first

  5. Eric Banternaaa
    • 7 Years
    2 months, 9 days ago

    Thinking WC. Current team:

    0FT 2.2ITB

    Sanchez Foster
    Shaw Digne Veltman Ayling Tsimi
    Salah Jota Torres Benhrama Gray
    Lukaku Antonio Jiminez

    WC Team

    ? Foster
    Alonso Rudiger Cancelo Veltman Lowton
    Salah Sarr Benrahma Gray ?
    Lukaku Antonio Ings

    With 12.1ITB for the last midfield spot and GK.

    Pull the trigger on the WC?

    1. LAMELA_AND_CONSUELA
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      2 months, 9 days ago

      No just ship Torres

      1. Eric Banternaaa
        • 7 Years
        2 months, 9 days ago

        Wanting to get Chelsea defence before price rises..

  6. FOO FIGHTER
    • 2 Years
    2 months, 9 days ago

    Does anyone own Pepe?

    Troll of trolls. That is why if I see him in someones team I ask why.

    Basically a dead asset.

    1. KAPTAIN KANE
      • 4 Years
      2 months, 9 days ago

      Was great backend of last season tbf

  7. La Roja
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 9 Years
    2 months, 9 days ago

    Gunners looking decent tbh

    1. have you seen cyan
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 2 Years
      2 months, 9 days ago

      this Derby is so poorly timed for Spurs, Arsenal looking for some momentum, meanwhile Spurs are whack. Could be 1-3

      1. La Roja
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 9 Years
        2 months, 9 days ago

        Are u saying Spurs would 1-3?

        1. have you seen cyan
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 2 Years
          2 months, 9 days ago

          other way

    2. The Mighty Hippo
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 5 Years
      2 months, 9 days ago

      There's some great value in this Arsenal team if they can start getting their act together.

    3. Rainer
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 5 Years
      2 months, 9 days ago

      They finally have a settled base back 5 and Partey in front. Good attacking options too...

    4. Gunneryank
        2 months, 9 days ago

        Yeah they have some snap in their step when they transition. Fills my heart with pride to see they aren't dead.

    5. Nightcrawler
      • 2 Years
      2 months, 9 days ago

      Spurs are sooo bad

    6. FOO FIGHTER
      • 2 Years
      2 months, 9 days ago

      Nuno to be sacked soon?

      1. mynameisq
        • 8 Years
        2 months, 9 days ago

        Not soon enough

      2. svasei - Up (?) the Rovers
        • 11 Years
        2 months, 9 days ago

        Levy will have to manage the team himself then. Or Big Sam.

      3. diesel001
        • 5 Years
        2 months, 9 days ago

        Noone wants the Spurs job. Apparently Conte would have taken it, but the players said they would down tools if Conte came in (afraid of his style of strict management).

        Kane and Son need to get out asap.

        1. Ógie
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 8 Years
          2 months, 9 days ago

          Poch might be available soon if Messi wants a new assistant?

      4. Hairy Potter
        • 6 Years
        2 months, 9 days ago

        Get Steve Bruce in. Plenty of pundits were saying he was doing a great job last season.

    7. NWallis
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 9 Years
      2 months, 9 days ago

      As a neutral, disappointed with the lack of intensity. North London Derby for god's sake!

      1. NWallis
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 9 Years
        2 months, 9 days ago

        We all agree with you!

      2. Eezer Goode, Eberechi Goode
        • 9 Years
        2 months, 9 days ago

        Derby intensity will be better tomorrow night for sure 😉

    8. Agent J
      • 1 Year
      2 months, 9 days ago

      For the first time this season I keep ESR on bench. 🙁

      1. Finding Timo
        • 1 Year
        2 months, 9 days ago

        Me too gutted so does that mean we have to play him c Brighton away ?

    9. La Roja
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 9 Years
      2 months, 9 days ago

      Spurs should’ve just cashed Kane in and rebuild a squad. This squad is so average

      1. Ginkapo FPL
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 10 Years
        2 months, 9 days ago

        I remember the extra season of Fabregas at Arsenal when his heart wasnt in it. Spurs just want to follow Arsenals mistakes

      2. Scots Gooner
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 5 Years
        2 months, 9 days ago

        Said it all summer, people accused me of being biased.

        It was the sensible option.

    10. Von Lipwig
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      2 months, 9 days ago

      Traore/Jota/Bamford my 3 problem players atm. lots of money itb. Who to prioritise out and any suggestions? Feeling a bit stuck.

      Sa
      Robbo Marcal Rudiger
      Salah Jota Sarr Traore
      Lukaku Antonio Bamford*
      (Matthews Livramento Duffy Mendy*)

      2.1m itb, 0fts

    11. Steve The Spud
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 1 Year
      2 months, 9 days ago

      People still considering son ? Lol

      1. KAPTAIN KANE
        • 4 Years
        2 months, 9 days ago

        100%

        1. KAPTAIN KANE
          • 4 Years
          2 months, 9 days ago

          But selling Kane to Lukaku

    12. squ1rrel
      • 7 Years
      2 months, 9 days ago

      Was on 33 points yesterday, but Sa, Jimi, Saka saving my gameweek, omfg

      1. squ1rrel
        • 7 Years
        2 months, 9 days ago

        Torres -> Saka a nice punt

      2. squ1rrel
        • 7 Years
        2 months, 9 days ago

        Sorry this comes across as so conceited lmao just have had a terrible season so far

        1. Jon Walter's Hatty
          • 8 Years
          2 months, 9 days ago

          Dont worry about it nobody cares

        2. Harry the Hack
          • 12 Years
          2 months, 9 days ago

          why you conceited little ... !

      3. olidooley
        • 9 Years
        2 months, 9 days ago

        Nice!!

      4. Von Lipwig
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 3 Years
        2 months, 9 days ago

        Enjoy the victories mate. Nicely played

      5. Eh, just one more thing ...
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 9 Years
        2 months, 9 days ago

        If you’ve had those three in your team for a while it’s not a surprise you’re not having a nice season so far. Glad they are finally repaying your faith by getting you a great return today.

        1. squ1rrel
          • 7 Years
          2 months, 9 days ago

          Jimi and Sa on WC a couple weeks back, got Saka in last week, but poorer decisions were made at the start of the season

      6. Gunneryank
          2 months, 9 days ago

          Awesome. I got some Marcal love too even though he played like kak.

        • mojoindojo
          • 7 Years
          2 months, 9 days ago

          Sa, Saka and Livra here. Benched Semedo though

      7. Camzy
        • 11 Years
        2 months, 9 days ago

        Why is there so much space between the lines in the Spurs defense? Appalling defending. Odegaard is running the game and even Aubameyang is linking play. Ndombele and Hojbjerg just isn't working. They can't leave that much space between the lines.

      8. dshv
        • 4 Years
        2 months, 9 days ago

        Maybe saka will be a great sare replacement

        1. dshv
          • 4 Years
          2 months, 9 days ago

          Sarr*

      9. Gunneryank
          2 months, 9 days ago

          Inb4 "Lads, it's Tottenham"

          Sorry, couldn't resist.

          Go Arsenal!

        • g40steve
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 3 Years
          2 months, 9 days ago

          UHD is back on Sky, that’s better.

        • Dacra
          • 7 Years
          2 months, 9 days ago

          Any love for Odergaard or ESR?

          Have arsenal really improved?

          1. Gunneryank
              2 months, 9 days ago

              It's fair to say they're showing signs of not being a heartless Sunday pub league team finally. Beating teams they should be. But they did start the season with half the squad, so...

          2. KAPTAIN KANE
            • 4 Years
            2 months, 9 days ago

            Seriously though, what has happened to the Spurs of last season, especially at the beginning when Kane and Son were terrorising teams?

            It’s virtually the same squad, so bizarre football is.

            1. Jon Walter's Hatty
              • 8 Years
              2 months, 9 days ago

              Main man does not want to be there and that goes through the team like a cancer

            2. diesel001
              • 5 Years
              2 months, 9 days ago

              Kane wants to leave.

              1. KAPTAIN KANE
                • 4 Years
                2 months, 9 days ago

                Why play him then

                1. Ginkapo FPL
                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                  • 10 Years
                  2 months, 9 days ago

                  Because not doing so would be admitting they mucked up on £150M

                  1. KAPTAIN KANE
                    • 4 Years
                    2 months, 9 days ago

                    Points over pounds

                    1. Ginkapo FPL
                      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                      • 10 Years
                      2 months, 9 days ago

                      Thats not true. The aim of football is to generate revenue.

                      1. KAPTAIN KANE
                        • 4 Years
                        2 months, 9 days ago

                        Like you said though, they’ve already lost that money.
                        So if he’s costing them points, drop him to get more points and eventually higher positions and more money…

                      2. KAPTAIN KANE
                        • 4 Years
                        2 months, 9 days ago

                        It would explain why they beat City and Wolves, because he wasn’t on the pitch

                2. diesel001
                  • 5 Years
                  2 months, 9 days ago

                  You don't drop Kane. Because if you lose people ask 'why did you drop Kane?'

                  The smart solution was always to sell him for £100m. He is 28. He has 4 years left in him at the top at most.

                  1. KAPTAIN KANE
                    • 4 Years
                    2 months, 9 days ago

                    Fair point - but if it becomes evident their drop in form is because of him then it’s best to drop him surely

            3. Gunneryank
                2 months, 9 days ago

                It's almost as if the change in managers may be affecting them...;D

                1. KAPTAIN KANE
                  • 4 Years
                  2 months, 9 days ago

                  I don’t buy into all that.
                  No manager will turn round and tell Kane and Son to stop being so prolific in attacking

                  1. Gunneryank
                      2 months, 9 days ago

                      I get what you're saying but he just doesn't value being open and attacking apparently. He wants to play defensive first, be conservative, don't over extend. It's a style. Not a very fun one to watch, and crucially, it's not working for them as their defenders are used to the opposite mentality. They're just not well drilled.

                2. g40steve
                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                  • 3 Years
                  2 months, 9 days ago

                  Got worse

              • Tomerick
                • 7 Years
                2 months, 9 days ago

                Nuno really seems to want Christmas off.

              • Liberate HK - antichinazi
                • 3 Years
                2 months, 9 days ago

                How could this Spurs team beat Man City in GW1???

                1. diesel001
                  • 5 Years
                  2 months, 9 days ago

                  Luck.

                2. Inazuma X1
                  • 4 Years
                  2 months, 9 days ago

                  Man City had no KDB/Foden

                  1. have you seen cyan
                    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                    • 2 Years
                    2 months, 9 days ago

                    Spurs have a decent record vs Man City, it isnt a one off

                3. FOO FIGHTER
                  • 2 Years
                  2 months, 9 days ago

                  Nuno paid Pep off.

                4. Thanos
                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                  2 months, 9 days ago

                  No Kane

                  He is worse for the team's morale.

              • Inazuma X1
                • 4 Years
                2 months, 9 days ago

                How is Son and Spurs looking like so far?

                1. Liberate HK - antichinazi
                  • 3 Years
                  2 months, 9 days ago

                  Good save by Ramsdale

                2. dshv
                  • 4 Years
                  2 months, 9 days ago

                  So so

                3. g40steve
                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                  • 3 Years
                  2 months, 9 days ago

                  Son lively, Spurs suck

                4. Tomerick
                  • 7 Years
                  2 months, 9 days ago

                  Like they’re losing to the worst Arsenal team in living memory.

                5. The Sociologist
                  • 2 Years
                  2 months, 9 days ago

                  Lethargic - like they have no idea what they’re doing

              • Hairy Potter
                • 6 Years
                2 months, 9 days ago

                Kane reminds me of the spell that Shearer had at Newcastle before Sir Bobby Robson came in. Shearer was all over the pitch, working hard, battling defenders, in the channels, but not scoring as many goals. SBR told him to concentrate on being on the half turn and being in the middle in front of the goal. Goals started to flow again.

                1. Ginkapo FPL
                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                  • 10 Years
                  2 months, 9 days ago

                  Kaneis not all over the pitch or working hard

                  1. Hairy Potter
                    • 6 Years
                    2 months, 9 days ago

                    Yeah, and he's not where he should be as the focal point of the attack.

                    1. mynameisq
                      • 8 Years
                      2 months, 9 days ago

                      No point being there when the team is so bad. I honestly don't get how people look at spurs and think kane is the problem

                      Could he work harder and do more? Probably but the play and service to him is non existent

                2. diesel001
                  • 5 Years
                  2 months, 9 days ago

                  Kane would not get the supply to justify that role in the Spurs team. Spurs were relying on Kane to be a creator last season and nothing has changed this season.

                  1. KAPTAIN KANE
                    • 4 Years
                    2 months, 9 days ago

                    I’m now sat here thinking who was supplying Shearer’s goals

                    1. Hairy Potter
                      • 6 Years
                      2 months, 9 days ago

                      Eventually under SBR it was Solano, Robert and Bellamy in attack, plus Dyer, Jenas and Speed.

                      1. KAPTAIN KANE
                        • 4 Years
                        2 months, 9 days ago

                        Who aren’t exactly prolific creators, makes you wonder why Spurs can’t create really

                        1. Hairy Potter
                          • 6 Years
                          2 months, 9 days ago

                          Robert and Solano were class.

                          Solano was a great crosser of the ball. Robert probably the best French winger Newcastle have had. IMO better than Ginola, Ben Arfa and ASM.

              • TheTinman
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 6 Years
                2 months, 9 days ago

                So maybe Mourinho is not such a bad manager after all...

                1. mynameisq
                  • 8 Years
                  2 months, 9 days ago

                  Won trophies with utd, sacked before a final at spurs

                2. Hairy Potter
                  • 6 Years
                  2 months, 9 days ago

                  #respectforjose

                3. Ginkapo FPL
                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                  • 10 Years
                  2 months, 9 days ago

                  Who do you think sold Kane the idea of putting his heart and soul into just one season at Spurs last year?

                4. GreennRed
                  • 10 Years
                  2 months, 9 days ago

                  Good coach.
                  Great whinger.
                  Managing a chipper now

              • Zilla
                • 4 Years
                2 months, 9 days ago

                Genuinely forgot Kane was playing

                1. Dthinger
                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                  • 4 Years
                  2 months, 9 days ago

                  I genuinely forgot he was in the league

              • mynameisq
                • 8 Years
                2 months, 9 days ago

                Alli is just totally spent as a premier league footballer, it's like spurs are playing with a man down every time he plays and unlike kane you can't even pin it on lack of service

                Surely lo celso or Gil have to play

              • Dthinger
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 4 Years
                2 months, 9 days ago

                Woo! Smith-Rowe and Jimenez finally deliver points!

                1. Twisted Saltergater
                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                  • 12 Years
                  2 months, 9 days ago

                  congrats!

              • Ógie
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 8 Years
                2 months, 9 days ago

                PEA scores

                1. Ógie
                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                  • 8 Years
                  2 months, 9 days ago

                  ESR assist

                  1. Debauchy
                    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                    • 8 Years
                    2 months, 9 days ago

                    Good one Ogie , you kept the faith mate !!

                    1. Ógie
                      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                      • 8 Years
                      2 months, 9 days ago

                      Singing the Bon Jovi song at the moment DB 🙂