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. g40steve
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 3 Years
    1 month, 8 days ago

    ESR G
    Auba A

  2. Hryszko
    • 4 Years
    1 month, 8 days ago

    Smith ROWEEEEEEEE

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

    Feeling a bit better with Aubameyang (c) now

  4. Mr. O'Connell
    • 9 Years
    1 month, 8 days ago

    Mings OG. ESR assist.

  5. OptimusBlack
    • 8 Years
    1 month, 8 days ago

    Auba Assist ?

  6. Zilla
    • 4 Years
    1 month, 8 days ago

    Count it as Auba assist please

  7. Neevesy
    • 5 Years
    1 month, 8 days ago

    Get in there Auba

  8. Mbeumo's Post: 7✅
    • 10 Years
    1 month, 8 days ago

    Smitj rowe

  9. Calculated Risks
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 6 Years
    1 month, 8 days ago

    Mings og ESR assist

  10. Murder on Zidane's Flo…
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 10 Years
    1 month, 8 days ago

    ESR. What a bloody legend

  11. DavidBadWillie
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    1 month, 8 days ago

    Smith roweeee

  12. pundit of punts
    • 8 Years
    1 month, 8 days ago

    Love you

    ESRRRRRRRRRRR

    WHAT A GEM!!!!!!!

    1. Utopsis
      • 1 Year
      1 month, 8 days ago

      Jizz

  13. Twisted Saltergater
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 12 Years
    1 month, 8 days ago

    Should’ve captained Smith-Rowe over Havertz 🙂

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

      I shouldn’t have put him last on my bench. 😆

      1. Twisted Saltergater
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 12 Years
        1 month, 8 days ago

        Oh no, you didn’t!

    2. Brehmeren
      • 11 Years
      1 month, 8 days ago

      Got Havertz in for a hit and benched.. Smith-Rowe.

      1. Twisted Saltergater
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 12 Years
        1 month, 8 days ago

        yikes… everything crossed for tomorrow, mate

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

          Cheers, mate. I brought it on myself tbh. Arsenal just didn't look that lively against CPL. Havertz to score his first PL hattrick!

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

    This is hilarious now.

    1. Revival
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 9 Years
      1 month, 8 days ago

      10/10 bench

  15. tbos83
    • 1 Year
    1 month, 8 days ago

    ESR - has to be best value player in the game

  16. Rednev1983
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    1 month, 8 days ago

    Mings OG

  17. have you seen cyan
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 2 Years
    1 month, 8 days ago

    Good to see Villa came out with a game plan for this second half

  18. Brehmeren
    • 11 Years
    1 month, 8 days ago

    Benching ESR seems quite stupid now.

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

      Idiot

      1. Mbeumo's Post: 7✅
        • 10 Years
        1 month, 8 days ago

        Lol

      2. Brehmeren
        • 11 Years
        1 month, 8 days ago

        Haha, yes we are.

  19. DavidBadWillie
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    1 month, 8 days ago

    Shot was on target will be ESR goal

  20. Mbeumo's Post: 7✅
    • 10 Years
    1 month, 8 days ago

    Rowe goal confirmed

  21. Zilla
    • 4 Years
    1 month, 8 days ago

    AUBAAAA
    ESR still on the bench tho 🙁

    1. Salah’s Sonnet
      • 10 Years
      1 month, 8 days ago

      Subs missed a pen

  22. Mr. O'Connell
    • 9 Years
    1 month, 8 days ago

    ESR hauling. Whatever next? Even Reece James might get more than 1 point this week at this rate.

  23. MIGHTY JOE
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 2 Years
    1 month, 8 days ago

    Gutted. Gutted. Gutted.

    ESR 1.st on bench. Pray Alonso doesnt play tomorrow.

    1. mcginnntonic
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 2 Years
      1 month, 8 days ago

      i’m praying cancelo doesn’t play now! need esr off bench

      1. Salah’s Sonnet
        • 10 Years
        1 month, 8 days ago

        No need to bench Cancelo, he’ll start

  24. Sun Jihai
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 9 Years
    1 month, 8 days ago

    Perfect start to the GW. 5.4m!

  25. EmreCan Hustle
    • 9 Years
    1 month, 8 days ago

    In a way I am glad I don't have ESR. Seeing him on my bench would have been more painful.

    1. Salarrivederci
      • 5 Years
      1 month, 8 days ago

      Sold him. Can't hit anything this year.

  26. Mbeumo's Post: 7✅
    • 10 Years
    1 month, 8 days ago

    Smith Rowe more double digits this season than bruno

  27. Maximus Bonimus Pointimus
    • 11 Years
    1 month, 8 days ago

    Where it began,
    I can't begin to knowing,
    But then I know it's growing strong,

    Was in the spring,
    Then spring became the summer,
    Who'd have believed you'd come along?

    Goals…
    Assists and goals…
    Reaching out…
    Touching me…
    Touching you…

    Aubameyang - Wow, oh, oh
    Good times never seemed so good
    I've been inclined
    To believe they never would…but…now…I…

    Look at tonight,
    And it don't seem so lonely
    We filled it up with only two

    And when I hurt
    Hurting runs off my shoulders
    How can I hurt when holding you

    Goals…
    Assists and goals…
    Reaching out…
    Touching me…
    Touching you…

    Aubameyang - Wow, oh, oh,
    Good times never seemed so good

    I've been inclined - Wow, oh, oh,
    To believe they never would…

    Aubameyang - Wow, oh, oh,
    Good times never seemed so good

    Aubameyang - Wow, oh, oh,
    Good times never seemed so good

    1. BeaversWithAttitude
      • 3 Years
      1 month, 8 days ago

      Lolz! I'll sing this one in the shower, later.

  28. Scholes Out For Summer
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 8 Years
    1 month, 8 days ago

    Esr assist

    1. Mbeumo's Post: 7✅
      • 10 Years
      1 month, 8 days ago

      Lol

  29. Jässi
    • 4 Years
    1 month, 8 days ago

    ESR 2nd on bench. Cancelo and Azpilicueta no-show possible?

  30. Steve The Spud
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 1 Year
    1 month, 8 days ago

    Arsenal CS and esr hauling

    This really couldn’t be going any worse for non owners of this game

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

      I own both White and ESR. 😎