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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. BrockLanders
    • 6 Years
    1 month, 28 days ago

    Wilson has been a terrible buy for me. 3 blanks on the bounce. Shocking

    1. Camzy
      • 11 Years
      1 month, 28 days ago

      Matching Vardy/Kane for 3m less isn't too shabby!

      1. jason_ni
        • 6 Years
        1 month, 28 days ago

        Glass half full kind of person?

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

      I got one goal out of him, an overhead kick, but he's definitely been disappointing.

      Hopefully he can do something against Norwich. He's a proven asset, so happy to be patient with.

    3. F4L
      • 7 Years
      1 month, 28 days ago

      denied a clear pen smh

    4. Dogs Of War
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      1 month, 28 days ago

      Two more games and then get rid.

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

    Sure, let's allow shoulder blasts to the head

    1. Pariße
      • 6 Years
      1 month, 28 days ago

      Desperate challenge.

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

    Ramsdale has been incredible since WC but these clean sheets are going to dry up soon.

    1. Steve The Spud
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 1 Year
      1 month, 28 days ago

      They don’t even look good at the back imo

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

      I dunno, I rate Arsenal defensively when Gabriel and Partey are fit.

      If you exclude the first 3 games where those two weren't available, and the Liverpool game, then their numbers are strong.

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

        4 goals conceded in 9 games.

        Perhaps I shouldn't be excluding Liverpool, but Arsenal don't face any team close to Liverpool's level in the next 7.

  4. diesel001
    • 5 Years
    1 month, 28 days ago

    That should count as a Ramsdale 6th save

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

      Was it even on target? Nevermind being a cross.

      1. diesel001
        • 5 Years
        1 month, 28 days ago

        It was on target. It was a cross-shot.

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

      I hope so. Would guarantee a bonus point too I think.

  5. Thomas Magnum
    • 6 Years
    1 month, 28 days ago

    Great week to sell Tomiyasu!

  6. Pariße
    • 6 Years
    1 month, 28 days ago

    Foul any day of the week. Defender focused only on the body of the opponent and hits him in the face. Significant differenence between that, and the shoulder on shoulder challenge on the other side before.

  7. rozzo
    • 8 Years
    1 month, 28 days ago

    In an alternative universe somewhere we all have Auba captain for his hat trick today.

    Instead we all want an 8 2 0 formation

  8. Steve The Spud
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 1 Year
    1 month, 28 days ago

    Not ideal as a non owner in this game but at least esr didn’t haul again

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

      They’ll keep coming in the future though, been very unlucky today

      1. Steve The Spud
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 1 Year
        1 month, 28 days ago

        Yeah, a lucky escape today really, he likes a shot, definitely a good player to own.

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

    Cross, not a save...

    1. Hy liverpool
      • 8 Years
      1 month, 28 days ago

      Boooooo

    2. diesel001
      • 5 Years
      1 month, 28 days ago

      On target again. Should give it as a save.

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

      Ramsdale non-owner located

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

        Nope, just handy to know the rules of the game.

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

          And if this was a goal would it count as goal or assist coz he didnt intend to shot?

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

            I don't make the rules. Opta deem it a cross, that's the way it is in FPL.

  10. mcginnntonic
    • 2 Years
    1 month, 28 days ago

    Really starting to regret sanchez over ramsdale all them weeks ago ffs

  11. jason_ni
    • 6 Years
    1 month, 28 days ago

    This ref is determined to blow my dbl cs isn't he.

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

    Ramsdale might have pushed Saka out of the BAPS at the end there...

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

    Ramsdale 6th save!

    1. Eh, just one more thing ...
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 10 Years
      1 month, 28 days ago

      Love it.

  14. Super Saints
    • 5 Years
    1 month, 28 days ago

    ESR and Wilson blanks, usual start to my game week, another red arrow confirmed already

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

      You must be the unluckiest player in this game

    2. Little Red Lacazette
      • 5 Years
      1 month, 28 days ago

      Same

    3. dlrowssoB
      • 3 Years
      1 month, 28 days ago

      Have a season off, you'll feel better for it

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

    Is that not considered a save for Ramsdale?

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

      It's deemed a cross by Opta.

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

        How can they know the intentions of the player? It was on target and Ransdale had to save, should be a save

      2. JONALDINHO
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 4 Years
        1 month, 28 days ago

        But if Ramsdale didn’t touch it then it’s a goal. That’s a shot not a cross

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

        That makes no sense. If he hadnt saved it, the ball would have been in the net. That's kinda the definition of a save...

        1. jason_ni
          • 6 Years
          1 month, 28 days ago

          Its a tricky one, like a long through ball that trickles to the keepers feet, on target, is that a save?

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

            Yes of course it should be a save. If a keeper stops a ball coming in from the opposition into the net, it’s a save. Period.

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

      Wondering the same

  16. BeWater
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 1 Year
    1 month, 28 days ago

    Ramsdale is becoming a nightmare for non owners. Save points and BPS for fun.

    1. Steve The Spud
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 1 Year
      1 month, 28 days ago

      Bit of an exaggeration, Now not owning james, Trent, cancelo - that’s a nightmare

      1. BeWater
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 1 Year
        1 month, 28 days ago

        I own Trent, James and Cancelo. I don't own this goalkeeper with 54 points in 10 games.

        1. Steve The Spud
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 1 Year
          1 month, 28 days ago

          He’s only getting saves and baps because they are conceding shots and chances, just like Martinez he’ll dry up, just hopefully it’s not a whole season like emi lol

          1. BeWater
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 1 Year
            1 month, 28 days ago

            Hope so. He's actually not as highly owned as I thought.

  17. JONALDINHO
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 4 Years
    1 month, 28 days ago

    Thank you Ramsdale and White. Perfect start to the gameweek!

    1. stuck in a dream 🙂
        1 month, 28 days ago

        celebrating too early?

        1. jason_ni
          • 6 Years
          1 month, 28 days ago

          Games over pal, points are locked in.

    2. stuck in a dream 🙂
        1 month, 28 days ago

        thanks white for that cs, really needed it.

        1. Captain Vantastic™
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 9 Years
          1 month, 28 days ago

          That's racist.

          1. stuck in a dream 🙂
              1 month, 28 days ago

              do you really wanna go down that road mate?

        2. Jordan.
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 12 Years
          1 month, 28 days ago

          played wilson,benched white,forwards really are a big letdown this season..

          1. Little Red Lacazette
            • 5 Years
            1 month, 28 days ago

            I did the same, nothing we can do now.

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

          Sanchez to ramsdale?

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

          Ramsdale wont keep that bap 🙁

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

            He will, hopefully he pushes Saka out 😛

          2. Rains of Castamere
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 7 Years
            1 month, 28 days ago

            Think he will

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

            lets see, fingers crossed

        5. jason_ni
          • 6 Years
          1 month, 28 days ago

          29, Absolute mega haul.

          Ramsdale - Tomi - Saka I salute you.

          Had alot of ground to make up, but good rank jump from 290k to 135k

          1. Steve The Spud
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 1 Year
            1 month, 28 days ago

            When your lucks in it’s in mate

          2. NABIL - FPL otai
            • 9 Years
            1 month, 28 days ago

            Bravo

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

          Not even watching the game but that was clearly a 6th save from Ramshackle…

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

            9th if we're going for it!!!

            1. jason_ni
              • 6 Years
              1 month, 28 days ago

              12th in my book.

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

                *15th

          2. NABIL - FPL otai
            • 9 Years
            1 month, 28 days ago

            Clearly a PK save

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

            Exactly

        7. derdourily
          • 8 Years
          1 month, 28 days ago

          Noooo
          How the hell they didnt count the 6th save for ramsdale
          That was clear !

        8. Gandalf
          • 11 Years
          1 month, 28 days ago

          Ramsdale the new Martinez

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

            Ramsdale the new Mahrez

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

          30 minutes until we can start counting some Guaita saves

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

            *picking the ball out the back of the net

            1. NABIL - FPL otai
              • 9 Years
              1 month, 28 days ago

              Booo

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

              I'm just here to count the saves.

          2. NABIL - FPL otai
            • 9 Years
            1 month, 28 days ago

            Hope so. Still fuming not going with Ram when WC GW10

        10. OptimusBlack
          • 8 Years
          1 month, 28 days ago

          If y have Wilson would u keep him for Norwich ?

          1. Laurel and Vardy
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 6 Years
            1 month, 28 days ago

            100%

          2. Steve The Spud
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 1 Year
            1 month, 28 days ago

            Of course

          3. NABIL - FPL otai
            • 9 Years
            1 month, 28 days ago

            Reluctantly

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

          Not that windy at Anfield.

          Game should go ahead!

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

            How deeps the snow?

            1. jason_ni
              • 6 Years
              1 month, 28 days ago

              1st ten rows of seats are under it.

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

                😮

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

              10 inches, measured it myself.

              Drop back my measuring tape when you get the chance, thanks.

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

                😛 😉

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

            Hail stones the size of golf balls, could be doubtful.

        12. NABIL - FPL otai
          • 9 Years
          1 month, 28 days ago

          Can Tomiyasu cover Alonso?

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

            Tominosu

            1. NABIL - FPL otai
              • 9 Years
              1 month, 28 days ago

              Tominotsure..

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

          Sick and tired of Auba, time to move him on but I can't figure out the best replacement. Benteke/Toney/Wilson? Already have Vardy and Antonio.

          1. stuck in a dream 🙂
              1 month, 28 days ago

              amstrong

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

                Fixtures look a bit bleak, then again he might find himself on my bench most weeks.

            • Steve The Spud
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 1 Year
              1 month, 28 days ago

              Benteke imo

              Most on here will say ‘not nailed’ but he’s in form with great fixtures - obviously monitor this week

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

                Looking the most likely, the minutes worry is my only concern going into congested period.

            • NABIL - FPL otai
              • 9 Years
              1 month, 28 days ago

              Pukki. I'm serious

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

                In good form that's for sure - is he on pens?