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Arsenal v Newcastle team news: Odegaard in for Lacazette

Fantasy interest is mostly centred around the hosts as Arsenal entertain Newcastle United at the Emirates in the Gameweek 13 curtain-raiser.

Kick-off in north London is at 12:30 GMT.

Aaron Ramsdale and Emile Smith Rowe have ownerships of 64.6% and 32.3% among the top 10,000 Fantasy Premier League (FPL) managers, which is generally a more reliable gauge of popularity than the overall ‘selected by’ figures in FPL given that there’ll be plenty of inactive bosses further down the standings after three months of 2021/22.

There’s also a bit of interest in Bukayo Saka and Ben White, whose ‘effective ownerships’ range from 6-9% in the top 10k, with Callum Wilson – fielded by 4.3% of the leading 10,000 managers in Gameweek 13 – the most popular Magpie.

Wilson is a booking away from a one-match ban, having collected four cautions already this season.

As for the team news, Mikel Arteta makes just the one change from the 4-0 defeat at Liverpool. Martin Odegaard replaces the benched Alexandre Lacazette, so that means that Nuno Tavares again keeps his place over Kieran Tierney at left-back.

Eddie Howe has made three changes from the 3-3 draw at Brentford, meanwhile.

The fit-again Martin Dubravka makes his first Newcastle appearance of the season and replaces Karl Darlow between the posts, while Emil Krafth and Ryan Fraser come in for Ciaran Clark and Jacob Murphy.

It remains to be seen whether Howe is keeping faith with the same 3-4-3 set-up he used against Brentford or instead moving to the 4-4-1-1 formation he mostly preferred at Bournemouth.

A trio of former Cherries, Fraser, Wilson and Matt Ritchie, are reunited in the same side once again.

The Gunners have won 17 and lost just one of their last 18 matches against Newcastle and haven’t conceded a single goal in their previous six meetings with the Magpies.

GAMEWEEK 13 LINE-UPS

Arsenal XI: Ramsdale, Tomiyasu, White, Gabriel, Tavares, Lokonga, Saka, Partey, Smith Rowe, Odegaard, Aubameyang.

Subs: Leno, Tierney, Lacazette, Maitland-Niles, Holding, Pepe, Elneny, Nketiah, Martinelli.

Newcastle United XI: Dubravka, Schar, Lascelles, Krafth, Ritchie, Shelvey, Willock, Fraser, Saint-Maximin, Joelinton, Wilson.

Subs: Darlow, Clark, Lewis, Hayden, Hendrick, Manquillo, Murphy, Almiron, Longstaff.


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  1. THE SHEEP HUNTER
    • 4 Years
    1 month, 28 days ago

    I benched Martinez 'cause I just bought Zaha, hoping Foster can outscore him v the Foxes who look diseased lately.

    1. THE SHEEP HUNTER
      • 4 Years
      1 month, 28 days ago

      Top of the world Ma!

  2. Totalfootball
    • 5 Years
    1 month, 28 days ago

    Lol this game is stupid if that's not a 6th save, cross or not.

    1. Pumpy
      • 12 Years
      1 month, 28 days ago

      In what world was that a shot. It was a cross that went tragically wrong

      1. FantasyClub
        • 1 Year
        1 month, 28 days ago

        You’re assuming to know the intentions of the player. It was on target. Had Ramsdale not stopped it, it would be in the back of the net. It’s a save. Period.

        1. Pumpy
          • 12 Years
          1 month, 28 days ago

          😆 in that case you have no need to worry they will add it later if you are so confident. OPTA are the only ones that matter and cross shots have never been rewarded in FPL

          1. FantasyClub
            • 1 Year
            1 month, 28 days ago

            Lol you have a bit of a comprehension problem. We’re all arguing a point here. Not whether it will be awarded or not. Try not to make yourself look so silly lol

    2. No Need
      • 8 Years
      1 month, 28 days ago

      Think yourself lucky he even had enough to do to get some extra points

    3. Jafooli
      • 9 Years
      1 month, 28 days ago

      If it would of gone in if he hadn’t intervened, then it’s a save and FPL and the PL should be utterly ashamed of themselves…..

    4. Rainer
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 5 Years
      1 month, 28 days ago

      It's actually one thing that FPL/Opta are very consistent with.

      If Dubravka took a long goal kick and it went through to Ramsdale who stops it before rolling into the net, would you want that to count as a save? Just wondering.

      1. FantasyClub
        • 1 Year
        1 month, 28 days ago

        Yep. It’s a save.

        1. Rainer
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 5 Years
          1 month, 28 days ago

          😆

          1. FantasyClub
            • 1 Year
            1 month, 28 days ago

            How do you know what’s in Dubravkas heart? What his intentions were? You don’t lol.

            1. have you seen cyan
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 2 Years
              1 month, 28 days ago

              Opta have a stat

      2. No Need
        • 8 Years
        1 month, 28 days ago

        You lost me at FPL and consistent

        1. Rainer
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 5 Years
          1 month, 28 days ago

          Very rare, I know 😛

      3. TheTinman
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 6 Years
        1 month, 28 days ago

        Definitely wasn't a save. (Ramsdale owner)

      4. Skonto Rigga
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • Has Moderation Rights
        • 4 Years
        1 month, 28 days ago

        Don't forget all those goalbound backpasses, too! Opta frauds.

  3. Make United Great Again
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 9 Years
    1 month, 28 days ago

    Need a Jota hatrick

    1. Pukki Party
      • 4 Years
      1 month, 28 days ago

      I'd take a brace and an assist tbf

    2. mynameisq
      • 8 Years
      1 month, 28 days ago

      Be happy with your 1 return, no bonus, and subbed at 65

  4. KAPTAIN KANE
    • 5 Years
    1 month, 28 days ago

    With 0.3ITB and 2FTs is Sanchez to Ramsdale the easiest move of the season?

    1. Ligdon
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 6 Years
      1 month, 28 days ago

      I dod Mccarthy to Ram this week, dont regret it so far

  5. My heart goes Salalalalah
    • 5 Years
    1 month, 28 days ago

    Who wins?
    A) Jansson (EVE H) +6
    B) Kane + King

    1. Pukki Party
      • 4 Years
      1 month, 28 days ago

      B will score a combined 30 points

    2. Rainer
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 5 Years
      1 month, 28 days ago

      The two English strikers.

      1. Pukki Party
        • 4 Years
        1 month, 28 days ago

        Lol King is swedish

        1. Pork Pie Sausage Roll
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 11 Years
          1 month, 28 days ago

          Er

  6. DannyDrinkVodka
    • 2 Years
    1 month, 28 days ago

    Hiding behind my Jota sofa…..

    1. have you seen cyan
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 2 Years
      1 month, 28 days ago

      I wouldnt worry, a hobbit would hit his head on Jotas ceiling

    2. G B
      • 10 Years
      1 month, 28 days ago

      Snuggled up in my Jota comfort blanket 😎

    3. Rainer
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 5 Years
      1 month, 28 days ago

      He miss his two sitters today, no need to worry.

    4. gooberman
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 10 Years
      1 month, 28 days ago

      No need for the sofa. He is only 16% owned!

      1. Rainer
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 5 Years
        1 month, 28 days ago

        Around your rank, he'll be owned by 40-60%...

        Overall %s don't matter now.

      2. DannyDrinkVodka
        • 2 Years
        1 month, 28 days ago

        Over 60 percent in the top 10k!

    5. No Need
      • 8 Years
      1 month, 28 days ago

      Just making my Mbuembo sofa, going through a lot of wood

  7. gooberman
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 10 Years
    1 month, 28 days ago

    That feeling when Saturday arrives and your excited for FPL only to look at the Saturday fixtures to see that you only have a few players playing.

    1. THE SHEEP HUNTER
      • 4 Years
      1 month, 28 days ago

      Like pulling on a Saturday and you left your Viagra in the fridge.

    2. TheTinman
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 6 Years
      1 month, 28 days ago

      If you were very excited for FPL you wouldn't have needed to look at the fixtures on Saturday, you should know them by now

  8. Ze_Austin
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 3 Years
    1 month, 28 days ago

    I have the option of switching McCarthy to Ramsdale for free in GW14, or delaying it until GW15

    Ramsdale vs Man U
    McCarthy vs Leicester

    I see a McCarthy CS vs this limping Leicester attack, but Ramsdale is pulling saves out of everywhere possible, like Martinez

    A reluctant wait, I guess. Just feels somewhat annoying to go without

    1. TheTinman
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 6 Years
      1 month, 28 days ago

      Arsenal probably beat Manure 1-0

      1. Ze_Austin
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 3 Years
        1 month, 28 days ago

        I know, I know

        I want the reason to sell one player to match the reason to buy the other one

        Leicester has 0 creativity atm, and Arsenal still concedes enough shots for Ramsdale to make so many saves, so they're not exactly like City et al, as a defence

        With Man U's finishing talent, one or two of these can go in, like what happened at Liverpool

        I don't think Arsenal's defence is better than Man U's attack atm. Maybe equal... But Leicester's current attack is a level below Southampton's defence, or maybe equal

        That's what makes the switch difficult for me now. I can do it for free in GW15, against the struggling Everton team lacking bodies...

    2. Ligdon
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 6 Years
      1 month, 28 days ago

      If you didn’t do it for GW13, then id hold off to GW15

      1. Ze_Austin
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 3 Years
        1 month, 28 days ago

        Yup. Would have been a -8 for GW13, and I knew Newcastle would get some shots on target in, which they did

        So I guess I'll hold for GW15

        1. Ligdon
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 6 Years
          1 month, 28 days ago

          I think you made the right call, who are you playing this week ?

    3. Werner Brothers
      • 7 Years
      1 month, 28 days ago

      Delay, ManU has rangnick on gw14

  9. FOO FIGHTER
    • 2 Years
    1 month, 28 days ago

    Been playing FPL since 2011/12 and after this long it has become so boring.

    1. No Need
      • 8 Years
      1 month, 28 days ago

      Yet here you are on an FPL website

      1. FOO FIGHTER
        • 2 Years
        1 month, 28 days ago

        Have not been very active on here for a while

        1. The Mentaculus
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          1 month, 28 days ago

          4 days is a long time for you?

    2. EVILFUK
      • 11 Years
      1 month, 28 days ago

      I've been playing since 2006, played the Yahoo game before that.

  10. 1justlookin
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 10 Years
    1 month, 28 days ago

    Interested to see how Gallagher plays today.... with Elise playing & Eze on his way back he might end up playing a little deeper??

    1. Ze_Austin
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      1 month, 28 days ago

      Nope. Keeps his box-to-box role, most likely

      These are all wingers and CAMs. It's like everybody vs Doucoure at Everton. He's the engine room, the glue, and the late arrival in the box

  11. TheTinman
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 6 Years
    1 month, 28 days ago

    Looking breezy at Anfield

  12. GreennRed
    • 10 Years
    1 month, 28 days ago

    Did Odergaard blunt Smith Rowe's attacking intent today?

    1. HaveYassineChikhaoui
      • 1 Year
      1 month, 28 days ago

      Wouldn't say so, ESR still got into goal scoring positions, and should've ended up with an assist had Auba taken his chances.

  13. GreennRed
    • 10 Years
    1 month, 28 days ago

    Jota

  14. Shark
    • 2 Years
    1 month, 28 days ago

    Currently on 35 ponts but my gameweek rank is showing 8m?

    1. No Need
      • 8 Years
      1 month, 28 days ago

      You were likely on 0 or -4 after first game

    2. Kun Tozser
      • 6 Years
      1 month, 28 days ago

      42 is 702K if that helps
      Livefpl.net

  15. CrouchDown
    • 9 Years
    1 month, 22 days ago

    Play Livra or Mbeumo?