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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

1,264 Comments Post a Comment
  1. Al Green Arrows
    • 5 Years
    10 months, 25 days ago

    Saka and Sá making my day 🙂

    68 points and counting

    164k -> 24k

  2. Ginkapo FPL
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 11 Years
    10 months, 25 days ago

    Not a foul. Thats a fact Neville

  3. Rainer
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 6 Years
    10 months, 25 days ago

    That's stonewall?!?!

    1. JBG
      • 4 Years
      10 months, 25 days ago

      What the f*** are refs doing lately?

    2. Ginkapo FPL
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 11 Years
      10 months, 25 days ago

      You talking about White getting the ball and Kane rolling around?

    3. Warby84
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 7 Years
      10 months, 25 days ago

      Was it? Outside box anyway..

  4. Duke Silver ☑
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 7 Years
    10 months, 25 days ago

    That looked like a pen

  5. Eh, just one more thing ...
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 10 Years
    10 months, 25 days ago

    With White routed to my bench, could really do with Arsenal’s CS being wiped … sorry.

    1. Eh, just one more thing ...
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 10 Years
      10 months, 25 days ago

      *rooted

    2. Werner Bros
      • 7 Years
      10 months, 25 days ago

      Thinking the same, 2nd on my bench

    3. FourLokoLeipzig
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      10 months, 25 days ago

      I dunno, I still prefer my defenders to get a CS when they’re on my bench, makes them a better asset. More than a 6-pointer is hard to take though!

  6. Bounce
    • 1 Year
    10 months, 25 days ago

    Pathetic and desperate dive from Kane.

    1. dark91
      • 6 Years
      10 months, 25 days ago

      Wouldn't call it a dive. The defender hit his foot instead of the ball

      1. Bounce
        • 1 Year
        10 months, 25 days ago

        And that caused him to flop head first on the grass?

        1. dark91
          • 6 Years
          10 months, 25 days ago

          It is not about how he fell. It's whether he fell with no contact (dove) or fell because of contact

    2. Warby84
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 7 Years
      10 months, 25 days ago

      Agree, he got the ball

  7. The Sociologist
    • 3 Years
    10 months, 25 days ago

    Bamford > Ings on the cards

    1. Hazz
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 5 Years
      10 months, 25 days ago

      If Bamford is fit for Watford, he's a keep.

  8. KAPTAIN KANE’S SON
    • 5 Years
    10 months, 25 days ago

    Not even getting a Kane penalty lol

  9. Karan14
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 6 Years
    10 months, 25 days ago

    ww.fantasyfootballscout.co.uk/2021/09/25/fpl-gameweek-6-round-up-saturday-review-injury-news-and-the-things-we-learned/?hc_page=3&hc_sort_by=comment_date#hc_comment_24185890

    Anyone tempted now?

  10. Inter Me Gran
    • 7 Years
    10 months, 25 days ago

    Any news on the DCL injury? Back this weekend?

  11. have you seen cyan
    • 3 Years
    10 months, 25 days ago

    the ref doesnt want to award a pen incase it influences the result

  12. sandman58
    • 3 Years
    10 months, 25 days ago

    Anybody else thinking Ramsdale is THE 4.5 keeper to own?

    1. mazzington☘
      • 8 Years
      10 months, 25 days ago

      yes

    2. Inter Me Gran
      • 7 Years
      10 months, 25 days ago

      Yes

    3. have you seen cyan
      • 3 Years
      10 months, 25 days ago

      yes, but I benched him for Foster

    4. Eh, just one more thing ...
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 10 Years
      10 months, 25 days ago

      Yes, have him on WC currently.

    5. sandman58
      • 3 Years
      10 months, 25 days ago

      Any Arsenal fans think Leno can displace him?

      1. Gunneryank
        • 1 Year
        10 months, 25 days ago

        On current form, it looks unlikely, admittedly. Need more games for me to feel comfortable.

        1. sandman58
          • 3 Years
          10 months, 25 days ago

          Cheers for imput

      2. mazzington☘
        • 8 Years
        10 months, 25 days ago

        Leno currently running down his contract and can't play out from the back. Arteta has moved on from him.

        1. sandman58
          • 3 Years
          10 months, 25 days ago

          Great advice

    6. Eat my goal!
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      10 months, 25 days ago

      Super Sa at 5.0!

    7. Gunneryank
      • 1 Year
      10 months, 25 days ago

      I say just solid option. Need a bit more sense on whether or not Arteta uses Leno anymore in the league or not.

    8. sandman58
      • 3 Years
      10 months, 25 days ago

      I have Duffy and Sanchez
      Thinking Ramsdale swap to cover Arsenal and Brighton

      1. keefyefc
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 4 Years
        10 months, 25 days ago

        Steele (if you have him) to Ramsdale gw9 to cover Sanchez Man City (h) & Liverpool (a) gw10

    9. BobbyDoesNotLook
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 5 Years
      10 months, 25 days ago

      I think there is still a risk of rotation. Plus my Ben White costs only 4.4 and he gets baps.

      1. sandman58
        • 3 Years
        10 months, 25 days ago

        Can't find the .4 needed unfortunately

    10. Fish up a tree
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 1 Year
      10 months, 25 days ago

      No brainer until next week

  13. Nightcrawler
    • 3 Years
    10 months, 25 days ago

    Thought ramsdale was the worst keeper in the league but been surprisingly decent for arsenal so far

    Yet to concede

  14. Fish up a tree
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 1 Year
    10 months, 25 days ago

    Guys strap those knees together!

  15. JBG
    • 4 Years
    10 months, 25 days ago

    Oh look.. Kane remembered that he is a striker.

  16. Twisted Saltergater
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 13 Years
    10 months, 25 days ago

    Winning in the PL is such fine margins. So much rubbish written judging Arteta when he couldn’t field Gabriel, Partey, Odegaard and Aubameyang.

    1. Gunneryank
      • 1 Year
      10 months, 25 days ago

      True, but that does suggest Arsenal have a depth problem. Many 2nd teamers were awful when they had a chance.

      1. Twisted Saltergater
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 13 Years
        10 months, 25 days ago

        Nearly every team struggles if the lose the spine of their team.

  17. g40steve
    • 4 Years
    10 months, 25 days ago

    Was looking at Torres to Sarr but Saka’s fixtures look awesome?

  18. Sim Simma
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 11 Years
    10 months, 25 days ago

    Harry Kane sitter

  19. g40steve
    • 4 Years
    10 months, 25 days ago

    Kane sitter

  20. KAPTAIN KANE’S SON
    • 5 Years
    10 months, 25 days ago

    I’m doomed, this is just ridiculous now

    1. Hazz
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 5 Years
      10 months, 25 days ago

      Just sell him

      1. KAPTAIN KANE’S SON
        • 5 Years
        10 months, 25 days ago

        I am, you watch Lukaku go on a barren run and Kane starts hauling LOL

    2. Maximus Bonimus Pointimus
      • 12 Years
      10 months, 25 days ago

      I presume that's finally extinguished any notion of Kane or Son in your team mate?

      Wait till Nuno gets sacked (which should be before christmas) before going back near them

      1. KAPTAIN KANE’S SON
        • 5 Years
        10 months, 25 days ago

        Yup!

  21. Gunneryank
    • 1 Year
    10 months, 25 days ago

    Tomiyasu great defending lad!

  22. Eat my goal!
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 3 Years
    10 months, 25 days ago

    Kane punishing levy for keeping him!

  23. JONALDINHO
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 4 Years
    10 months, 25 days ago

    Salah • Raphinha • Saka • City Mid in a 343 is the way forward

    1. fusen
      • 10 Years
      10 months, 25 days ago

      Why Saka and not ESR? Nothing much to suggest either is better than the other. And which City mid? Feels a nightmare to get that right.

      1. JONALDINHO
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 4 Years
        10 months, 25 days ago

        Exactly. I’m really considering WC. Confident in the structure (343, Trent, Chelsea and City defender, Salah, Lukaku as 2 premiums). Problem is so many 50/50 decisions like the 3rd striker spot, GK, City mid

      2. Gunneryank
        • 1 Year
        10 months, 25 days ago

        Saka looks more explosive on current evidence, and may be more clinical. This is anecdotal i know, but just what I'm seeing. ESR is growing in stature every week though for sure.

        1. JONALDINHO
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 4 Years
          10 months, 25 days ago

          Saka does seem more direct than ESR who’s more of a linking player

    2. CMIUK (Catch Me If U Kane)
      • 4 Years
      10 months, 25 days ago

      Gallagher in contention too

    3. Maximus Bonimus Pointimus
      • 12 Years
      10 months, 25 days ago

      City mid 😆

  24. Bobby Digital
    • 5 Years
    10 months, 25 days ago

    Classy attempt

  25. JBG
    • 4 Years
    10 months, 25 days ago

    Kane missed that on purpose. Showed Levy what he will do if he doesn't get sold.

    1. Lindelol
      • 4 Years
      10 months, 25 days ago

      city are after Mbappe

  26. fusen
    • 10 Years
    10 months, 25 days ago

    Surely if Ramsdale is a great 4.5 keeper then White is basically the best < 4.5 defender, probably the best option if wanting to actually spend 4.5 also.

    1. Bobby Digital
      • 5 Years
      10 months, 25 days ago

      Might do Shaw ➡ White

    2. FPL Brains
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 11 Years
      10 months, 25 days ago

      Yup agree

    3. D.r.a.c.o
      • 4 Years
      10 months, 25 days ago

      I don't think Ramsdale is the best keeper. Hasn't been tested yet

    4. Stranger Mings
      • 1 Year
      10 months, 25 days ago

      Shaw to white tempting instead of tuchel roulette

  27. D.r.a.c.o
    • 4 Years
    10 months, 25 days ago

    Spurs will eventually score one here

  28. Rochdale_Cowboy
    • 4 Years
    10 months, 25 days ago

    Spurs are that bad, I feel embarrassed having Scarlett as my 4.5m 3rd sub bench fodder

    1. AndyLet'sNotTalkSocial
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 10 Years
      10 months, 25 days ago

      I expect him to start as soon as Sulky is dropped.

  29. Rochdale_Cowboy
    • 4 Years
    10 months, 25 days ago

    Not heard an atmosphere at the Emirates like this, since they used to dub the crowd sound over during covid!

  30. Benster
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 10 Years
    10 months, 25 days ago

    £6m to spend on a mid to compliment Salah / Benny / Saar.

    Was planning to choose from the Everton trio but with those fixtures now tempted by ESR. Can't quite stretch to Saka.

    Anyone watching the game? ESR looking good, or find the extra 0.2 for Saka?

    1. Benster
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 10 Years
      10 months, 25 days ago

      Could fund it by getting second Chelsea defender instead of Cancelo

    2. Kodap
      • 5 Years
      10 months, 25 days ago

      I’m gonna do Torres > ESR as long as he gets through the match unscathed.