Dugout Discussion

Tierney absent as Tavares, Saka and Lacazette start

Gameweek 9 gets underway in north London this evening as Arsenal play host to Aston Villa.

Kick-off is at 20:00 BST.

Mikel Arteta has made three changes from Gameweek 8, with Alexandre Lacazette (£8.3m), Albert Sambi Lokonga (£4.9m) and Nuno Tavares (£4.3m) replacing Nicolas Pepe (£7.1m), Martin Odegaard (£5.5m) and Kieran Tierney (£4.9m), who misses out due to a bruised ankle.

That means Bukayo Saka (£6.4m) is fit to start despite being taken off injured at half-time on Monday after a heavy challenge.

As for Aston Villa, they are unchanged from their 3-2 defeat by Wolverhampton Wanderers last weekend.

Matty Cash (£5.1m) has recovered from a dead leg he sustained during that match, while Leon Bailey (£6.4m) makes the bench after missing the last three Gameweeks with a thigh injury.


GAMEWEEK 9 LINE-UPS

Arsenal XI: Ramsdale, Tomiyasu, White, Gabriel, Tavares, Partey, Sambi Lokonga, Smith Rowe, Saka, Aubameyang, Lacazette

Subs: Leno, Odegaard, Maitland-Niles, Holding, Cedric, Pepe, Elneny, Kolasinac, Martinelli

Aston Villa XI: Martinez, Konsa, Tuanzebe, Mings, Cash, Luiz, McGinn, Targett, Buendia, Watkins, Ings

Subs: Steer, Sanson, Young, Nakamba, El Ghazi, Hause, Bailey, Archer, Ramsey


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996 Comments Post a Comment
  1. JBG
    • 3 Years
    1 month, 11 days ago

    Love how Targett is so shocked... He went straight through Lacazette.

    1. Rupert The Horse
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 8 Years
      1 month, 11 days ago

      Yep, tackle off targett

      1. JBG
        • 3 Years
        1 month, 11 days ago

        Hah.. I see what you did there.

    2. Freshy
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 11 Years
      1 month, 11 days ago

      Laca stepped in while Targett was swinging his foot at it. Still aPen

  2. Rupert The Horse
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 8 Years
    1 month, 11 days ago

    So who went Auba over Vardy?

    1. PLerix
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 5 Years
      1 month, 11 days ago

      Me. Not satisfied.

  3. g40steve
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 3 Years
    1 month, 11 days ago

    Auba G

  4. _Ninja_
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 11 Years
    1 month, 11 days ago

    Martinez save Auba scores rebound

  5. ClassiX
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 3 Years
    1 month, 11 days ago

    Not a pen, IMO. Can't believe VAR gave that.

    1. mynameisq
      • 8 Years
      1 month, 11 days ago

      It's one of those where you think it shouldn't be a pen but ultimately you have to settle on that's a stupid move from the defender and he can't really complain

  6. Zilla
    • 4 Years
    1 month, 11 days ago

    Better than nothing I guess lol

  7. BeaversWithAttitude
    • 3 Years
    1 month, 11 days ago

    Never a pen.

  8. TomSaints
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 4 Years
    1 month, 11 days ago

    As an Aubameyang (c).

    **** sake

    1. Rupert The Horse
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 8 Years
      1 month, 11 days ago

      2 point goal. Annoying.

    2. Zilla
      • 4 Years
      1 month, 11 days ago

      it is +2 right?

      1. TomSaints
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 4 Years
        1 month, 11 days ago

        2 better than none (or -2) but no bonus points and probably stops double digits for Aubameyang

    3. OptimusBlack
      • 8 Years
      1 month, 11 days ago

      Not Bad Dude

    4. BeaversWithAttitude
      • 3 Years
      1 month, 11 days ago

      Martinez cap is better.

  9. Super Saints
    • 5 Years
    1 month, 11 days ago

    FFSSSSSS

  10. Calculated Risks
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 6 Years
    1 month, 11 days ago

    Not a pen for me. Feel for Martinez, was a great save too

    1. Rupert The Horse
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 8 Years
      1 month, 11 days ago

      Must have himself and Targett in his team.

  11. Maximus Bonimus Pointimus
    • 11 Years
    1 month, 11 days ago

    There's a loving in your eyes all the way
    If I listen to your lies, would you say
    I'm a man (a man) without conviction
    I'm a man (a man) who doesn't know
    How to sell (to sell) a contradiction
    You come and go, you come and go

    Auba, Auba, Auba, Auba, Auba, Aubameyang
    You come and go, you come and go
    Loving would be easy if your colors were like my dreams
    Red, gold, and green, red, gold, and green

    Didn't hear your wicked words every day
    And you used to be so sweet I heard you say
    That my love (my love) was an addiction
    When we cling (we cling), our love is strong
    When you go (you go), you're gone forever
    You string along, you string along

    Auba, Auba, Auba, Auba, Auba, Aubameyang
    You come and go, you come and go
    Loving would be easy if your colors were like my dreams
    Red, gold, and green, red, gold, and green

    Every day is like survival (survival)
    You're my lover (my lover), not my rival
    Every day is like survival (survival)
    You're my lover (my lover), not my rival
    I'm a man (a man) without conviction
    I'm a man (a man) who doesn't know
    How to sell (to sell) a contradiction
    You come and go, you come and go

    Auba, Auba, Auba, Auba, Auba, Aubameyang
    You come and go, you come and go
    Loving would be easy if your colors were like my dreams
    Red, gold, and green, red, gold, and green

    Auba, Auba, Auba, Auba, Auba, Aubameyang
    You come and go, you come and go
    Loving would be easy if your colors were like my dreams
    Red, gold, and green, red, gold, and green

    Auba, Auba, Auba, Auba, Auba, Aubameyang
    You come and go, you come and go
    Loving would be easy if your colors were like my dreams
    Red, gold, and green, red, gold, and green

    Auba, Auba, Auba, Auba, Auba, Aubameyang

    1. BeaversWithAttitude
      • 3 Years
      1 month, 11 days ago

      Lmao.

    2. Wild Rover
      • 11 Years
      1 month, 11 days ago

      Ban

      1. Sim Simma 🤷 🔑 🚘
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 11 Years
        1 month, 11 days ago

        ter

        1. Wild Rover
          • 11 Years
          1 month, 11 days ago

          rible

    3. unclesbasement
      • 1 Year
      1 month, 11 days ago

      never knew you were a gooner GOYG

    4. Riverside Red
      • 2 Years
      1 month, 11 days ago

      Haven't you got anything useful to say...

    5. FOO FIGHTER
      • 2 Years
      1 month, 11 days ago

      2 points for that goal.

      1. Zilla
        • 4 Years
        1 month, 11 days ago

        Imagine what he gonna do for the next!

      2. Rupert The Horse
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 8 Years
        1 month, 11 days ago

        I very much doubt that this wonderful serenade is FPL inspired.

    6. ClassiX
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      1 month, 11 days ago

      President of the Gunners Culture Club

    7. circusmonkey
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 11 Years
      1 month, 11 days ago

      Massive man crush.

  12. HonestBlatter
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 10 Years
    1 month, 11 days ago

    That was not a PENO. Targett hit the ball first.

    1. Scholes Out For Summer
      • 8 Years
      1 month, 11 days ago

      pretty clear laca dived, he paused, then went down when he realized targett tackled him

    2. Deulofail
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 5 Years
      1 month, 11 days ago

      First! 😀

  13. Scholes Out For Summer
    • 8 Years
    1 month, 11 days ago

    Martinez is such a goat

  14. Amartey Partey
    • 2 Years
    1 month, 11 days ago

    Eh, Targett got the ball there.

  15. Mbeumo's Post: 7✅
    • 10 Years
    1 month, 11 days ago

    Smih rowe still on 3 bonus

    1. MIGHTY JOE
      • 2 Years
      1 month, 11 days ago

      Waving from the bench

  16. MIGHTY JOE
    • 2 Years
    1 month, 11 days ago

    I’ll take it. A bit hurt, but ok.

  17. DaniCT
    • 8 Years
    1 month, 11 days ago

    Martinez should play in a top team

    1. Riverside Red
      • 2 Years
      1 month, 11 days ago

      Like Arsenal?

    2. Scholes Out For Summer
      • 8 Years
      1 month, 11 days ago

      Should go to Leicester and replace Scheimechel soon

  18. F4L
    • 6 Years
    1 month, 11 days ago

    Auba with the luckiest 4 points I've seen for a while

    1. ClassiX
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      1 month, 11 days ago

      2 points

      1. F4L
        • 6 Years
        1 month, 11 days ago

        he's got 4 (after 60), should have 3 at best with a yellow, 0 if he didn't get lucky for the ball rebounding.

    2. MIGHTY JOE
      • 2 Years
      1 month, 11 days ago

      My friend. So bitter.

  19. PLerix
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 5 Years
    1 month, 11 days ago

    Two points.. Thanks

    1. F4L
      • 6 Years
      1 month, 11 days ago

      take it and run, lucky the rebound fell straight to him and he should've been booked twice in that half

      1. Neevesy
        • 5 Years
        1 month, 11 days ago

        You OK Hun?

        1. F4L
          • 6 Years
          1 month, 11 days ago

          bored of the randomness

  20. Podge
    • 10 Years
    1 month, 11 days ago

    well that couldnt have gone much worse

  21. Riverside Red
    • 2 Years
    1 month, 11 days ago

    We need a Villa goal in the 2nd half

    1. HonestBlatter
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 10 Years
      1 month, 11 days ago

      Yes we need but AV is so poor. 0 chances created

      1. Riverside Red
        • 2 Years
        1 month, 11 days ago

        Yes a few shots on goal would be an improvement

        1. have you seen cyan
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 2 Years
          1 month, 11 days ago

          Won’t happen, Villa are happy to play for a loss

  22. Eastman
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 4 Years
    1 month, 11 days ago

    Not a penalty. Bit of a joke that. Laca just shoved his lev at a funny angle in front of Targett hoping to be kicked then dived. It’s football I suppose and cheats prosper

    1. F4L
      • 6 Years
      1 month, 11 days ago

      it's not a decision that should've been overturned that's for sure

    2. JONALDINHO
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      1 month, 11 days ago

      It’s not cheating if it’s in the rules…

    3. Scholes Out For Summer
      • 8 Years
      1 month, 11 days ago

      it looked so janky on the replay. Laca legit had a full second after targett got the second to go down.

    4. Deulofail
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 5 Years
      1 month, 11 days ago

      That is not cheating. Jesus

      1. Pat Bonner
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 10 Years
        1 month, 11 days ago

        Maybe not cheating but var encourages this type of thing. Playing for penalties is part of the game but var shouldn’t actually be encouraging it!

      2. Riverside Red
        • 2 Years
        1 month, 11 days ago

        True but not a clear and obvious error by the referee for the original decision in my view.

  23. Paul Psychic Octopus
    • 10 Years
    1 month, 11 days ago

    Yay Auba, my Kaku replacement. Took the armband off him at the last moment to revert back to Salah, but hey-ho.

    1. Paul Psychic Octopus
      • 10 Years
      1 month, 11 days ago

      Bugger. Not watching the game, just following updates. Thought he had scored the pen.

      Auba > Lukaku anyone?

  24. Joey Tribbiani
    • 1 Year
    1 month, 11 days ago

    Arsenal been amazing!

    1. Joey Tribbiani
      • 1 Year
      1 month, 11 days ago

      but nothing for Saka 🙁

  25. Cok3y5murf
    • 5 Years
    1 month, 11 days ago

    VAR replay was from the wrong angle. If you look at it from behind Lacazette, you can see Targett got the ball

    1. Milkman Bruno
        1 month, 11 days ago

        Not sure that was the problem. He got the ball but went through the player to get it according to bbc

        1. Cok3y5murf
          • 5 Years
          1 month, 11 days ago

          It looked like he went in between Lacazette's legs to kick the ball away, not through him. I do wanna see it one more time though

          1. Milkman Bruno
              1 month, 11 days ago

              I’ve not seen it back myself just going off the live text

            • Eastman
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 4 Years
              1 month, 11 days ago

              He didn’t go through him. Laca was to the side and behind him and just shoved his leg in front to try and get it kicked.

        2. Deulofail
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 5 Years
          1 month, 11 days ago

          VAR replays are a joke.

          Based on other replays, I think it's a pen.

        3. BeaversWithAttitude
          • 3 Years
          1 month, 11 days ago

          Soft as sh*te pen.

      • Rassi
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 7 Years
        1 month, 11 days ago

        Aston Lolla

      • Gunneryank
          1 month, 11 days ago

          A fine half. The Arse look up for it. Villa starting to get chippy. Can see a red in the 2nd half.

        • Steve The Spud
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 1 Year
          1 month, 11 days ago

          Hopefully villa goal that isn’t Ings in the 2nd half

        • have you seen cyan
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 2 Years
          1 month, 11 days ago

          Is it just me or has there hardly been any pens so far this season?
          This time last season there was probably 20 already

          1. ClassiX
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 3 Years
            1 month, 11 days ago

            Not just you - handball rules and contact rules changed, so there are fewer pens this season.

        • Pat Bonner
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 10 Years
          1 month, 11 days ago

          Football is a shambles now but I guess that is actually a pen in the rules. Just encourages players to play for it tho. Ignore the ball just put your leg in front of a player as they clear it, fall to the ground and you get a pen