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Zaha misses out as Palace face attacking Arsenal XI: FPL Gameweek 8 team news

In the final match of Gameweek 8, Arsenal host Crystal Palace at the Emirates Stadium.

Kick-off is at 20:00 BST.

Mikel Arteta makes just one change from Gameweek 7, as Nicolas Pepe (£7.1m) replaces Albert Sambi Lakonga (£4.9m) in an attack-minded starting XI.

He joins Martin Odegaard (£5.5m), Emile Smith Rowe (£5.4m), Bukayo Saka (£6.4m) and Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang (£9.9m) in the forward positions.

Gabriel Martinelli (£5.2m), who was a doubt heading into the game, is named as a substitute, with Granit Xhaka (£4.9m) a long-term absentee with knee ligament damage.

As for Palace, Wilfried Zaha (£7.0m) misses out completely, with Christian Benteke (£6.3m) taking his place alongside Odsonne Edouard (£6.5m) in attack.

Conor Gallagher (£5.7m) – who is owned by 7.8% of FPL managers – features in midfield, ahead of Joel Ward (£4.5m), Joachim Andersen (£4.5m), Marc Guehi (£4.5m) and Tyrick Mitchell (£4.5m) at the back. 


GAMEWEEK 8 LINE-UPS

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

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

C Palace XI: Guaita, Ward, Guehi, Andersen, Mitchell, Milivojevic, McArthur, Gallagher, Ayew, Edouard, Benteke

Subs: Butland, Tomkins, Olise, Kouyate, Hughes, Mateta, Schlupp, Clyne, Kelly


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  1. F4L
    • 7 Years
    3 months, 1 day ago

    The big winner of this Arsenal set up is Pepe. Be interesting to see if he can take his chance, could become a solid option.

    1. Bertonian
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      3 months, 1 day ago

      He has a great left peg & can finish but his interplay let’s him down. On his day he is unplayable, let’s see tonight!

  2. Ross Geller
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 12 Years
    3 months, 1 day ago

    Lets go Ramsdale and ESR! I need points!

  3. BOZ
    • 3 Years
    3 months, 1 day ago

    LMS safety score is what please

    1. Dynamic Duos
      • 8 Years
      3 months, 1 day ago

      46

  4. jonnybhoy
    • 9 Years
    3 months, 1 day ago

    Rudiger/Sarr/Ronaldo > TAA, Raph + Lukaku for -4pts?

  5. Maximus Bonimus Pointimus
    • 11 Years
    3 months, 1 day ago

    Saka, White, Ramsdale

    Let’s smash some shiz up boyz

    1. Dynamic Duos
      • 8 Years
      3 months, 1 day ago

      Tierney the man

  6. Forza Papac
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 6 Years
    3 months, 1 day ago

    White and Gallagher for me. One return will do.

  7. Konstaapeli
    • 5 Years
    3 months, 1 day ago

    Come on Rambosdale and Smithzenegger-Rowe!

  8. Dynamic Duos
    • 8 Years
    3 months, 1 day ago

    Tierney and Mendy v Apzi and Ramsdale? Discuss

    1. Water_Pink
      • 11 Years
      3 months, 1 day ago

      Azzi to outscore tierney
      Both good fixtures though .

  9. Forza Papac
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 6 Years
    3 months, 1 day ago

    Arsenal fans singing Viera's name. That would irk me if I was Arteta.

    1. Dammit_182
        3 months, 1 day ago

        It’s a mark of respect. We use to do it with every returning manager we had at Swansea and frankly viera is a legend.

        (Arteta maybe we’ll be annoyed though)

    2. Joey Tribbiani
      • 1 Year
      3 months, 1 day ago

      Arsenal with that Leeds like formation

    3. BeWater
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 1 Year
      3 months, 1 day ago

      Just looked up Ben White's goalscoring record. I'll take a 6 pointer.

      1. Mbeumo's Post: 7✅
        • 10 Years
        3 months, 1 day ago

        Lol

      2. Camzy
        • 11 Years
        3 months, 1 day ago

        He's good usually for one a season.

      3. Danno - Emre Canada
        • 6 Years
        3 months, 1 day ago

        Never even scored for Brighton did he?

    4. AC/DC AFC
      • 6 Years
      3 months, 1 day ago

      With a win...

      Palace could move toward Arsenal in 12th or Arsenal can draw in touching distance with Man Utd, West Ham and Everton.

      1. Konstaapeli
        • 5 Years
        3 months, 1 day ago

        Could be ahead of United before they play next. Which is astonoshing really.

    5. AC/DC AFC
      • 6 Years
      3 months, 1 day ago

      Proper football kits on display in the north London lights.

      A little like Subbuteo of yesteryear.

    6. Ógie
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 9 Years
      3 months, 1 day ago

      PEA goal

      1. Ógie
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 9 Years
        3 months, 1 day ago

        Pepe should get the assist i think.

    7. Rainer
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 5 Years
      3 months, 1 day ago

      Auba g
      Pepe a

      1. AC/DC AFC
        • 6 Years
        3 months, 1 day ago

        Back of the net!

    8. g40steve
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      3 months, 1 day ago

      Auba looks red hot

    9. Kodap
      • 4 Years
      3 months, 1 day ago

      Smith Rowe masterclass needed

    10. Random Name
      • 6 Years
      3 months, 1 day ago

      Pepe needs to stop trying to dribble. He couldn't get past a green traffic light. He needs to focus on his interplay and creating good chances

    11. Rainer
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 5 Years
      3 months, 1 day ago

      Vardy & Auba double up calling...

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

        Vardy, Auba and DCL

    12. Norco
      • 7 Years
      3 months, 1 day ago

      Magnus Carlsen once against masterstroke

      1. Kodap
        • 4 Years
        3 months, 1 day ago

        What’s his team link?

      2. Ógie
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 9 Years
        3 months, 1 day ago

        What was the masterstroke?

        1. AC/DC AFC
          • 6 Years
          3 months, 1 day ago

          Aubameyang I think.

          1. Ógie
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 9 Years
            3 months, 1 day ago

            Great minds ehh...... 😎

      3. Riverside Red
        • 2 Years
        3 months, 1 day ago

        You mean the foresight in selecting Saka 0 pts..brilliant

    13. Dynamic Duos
      • 8 Years
      3 months, 1 day ago

      Fair play Aubameyang owners and (c)ers

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

        need a Saka assist to go with Auba goal 4 the dream 🙂
        Or Ramsdale assist lol

      2. Big_Bear
        • 7 Years
        3 months, 1 day ago

        Auba needs to outscore Salah to make it right (c) really. Fingers crossed he does!

    14. Duke Silver ☑
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 7 Years
      3 months, 1 day ago

      Not sure about this Tomiyasu chap. Could be the link that loses us our Arsenal clean sheet.

    15. LIARS POKER
      • 5 Years
      3 months, 1 day ago

      What to do here? 2m itb and also still have my WC

      Benrahama/Jota to Foden?

      Ramsdale 4.0
      TAA Cancelo Rudiger White Livramento
      Salah Raphinha Jota Benrahama Mbuemo
      Lukaku Antonio 4.0

      1. BeWater
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 1 Year
        3 months, 1 day ago

        Have you thought about rolling a transfer? Could play Livramento over Jota this week. Then next week maybe use 2FTs to downgrade Jota and get Toney.

    16. ABCDEFGHIJKLMNOPQRSTUVWXYZ
      • 7 Years
      3 months, 1 day ago

      I did say this but didn't trust my gut. Aubameyang and cheap striker will outscore Antonio and Jimenez

      1. Dammit_182
          3 months, 1 day ago

          Toney and Auba will.

      2. Baps hunter
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 4 Years
        3 months, 1 day ago

        I have Ramsdale and two attacking Arsenal assets in this game. 6 pts total I expect.

        1. Super Saints
          • 5 Years
          3 months, 1 day ago

          White ESR Gallagher here, I'll be amazed if I end up with more than the current 3 points

          1. Bertonian
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            3 months, 1 day ago

            Phew I have got Saka

      3. Riverside Red
        • 2 Years
        3 months, 1 day ago

        Benteke and Edouard to spoil the Gunners party. Come on Palace

        1. Dammit_182
            3 months, 1 day ago

            And Gallagher. Don’t forget Gallagher

            1. Riverside Red
              • 2 Years
              3 months, 1 day ago

              That'll do nicely

        2. Bookkeeper
          • 5 Years
          3 months, 1 day ago

          Arteta parks the bus at home against Crystal Palace. Fraud!

        3. Gunneryank
            3 months, 1 day ago

            Up the Gunners! Let's go lads!

            1. Bookkeeper
              • 5 Years
              3 months, 1 day ago

              Club going nowhere

            2. Konstaapeli
              • 5 Years
              3 months, 1 day ago

              C'mon!

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

            Come on palace, bust that CS ASAP

          • DavidBadWillie
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            3 months, 1 day ago

            Odegaard playing so deep. ESR probably the better pick