In-Form Gunners to Lead FPL Revolution?

By on September 30, 2021

It’s a funny old game, isn’t it? Football can be as fickle as it is beautiful. Mere weeks ago, the wolves were at the door for Mikel Arteta. But now, the former Gunners star – who spent five years at the club under Arsene Wenger – is back in the good books of many Arsenal fans after a three-game win streak in the Premier League. It’s actually four consecutive wins when you include the victory over AFC Wimbledon in the Carabao Cup.

The game that will have helped Arteta and his side most, however, was last weekend’s fantastic 3-1 win over Spurs in the north London derby. The Emirates was rocking that day, and rightly so!

Was it a sign of things to come? Can Arteta’s youthful squad transition into a strong unit in the coming months and years?

One of the best ways to learn more about players and what to expect is by getting involved in fantasy football. The official Fantasy Premier League (FPL) game has over seven million entrants this season. We hope you’re one of them!

Knowing the Arsenal Lineup for Each Game

Every week, whether you’re a fantasy football nut or not, you would probably benefit from an informed view on what Arsenal’s potential starting eleven could be. Just find yourself some reliable FPL predicted lineups pages and you’ll be able to return to the one that works for you regularly throughout the season.

Not only will you see Arsenal’s possible starting lineup but there will also be some fixture analysis that is well worth a few minutes of your time. You can see the difficulty rating for Arsenal’s upcoming fixtures as well as the probability of each player scoring, the likelihood of keeping a clean sheet, and the odds on The Gunners picking up all three points.

What Arsenal Player to Choose in FPL 

When deciding on your FPL selection, do you lead with your head or your heart? It’s tough not to crumble to sentiment every week.

One player who has surprised many FPL players is goalkeeper Aaron Ramsdale. Ramsdale replaced Bernd Leno after The Gunners’ 5-0 loss at Manchester City in round three. The clubs went on their first international break of the season and when Arsenal returned to action, Arteta had a new goalkeeper.

Ramsdale has earned 18 FPL points in just three games – an average of six points per round. Leno had a total of four points earned after he was between the sticks for Arsenal’s opening three games, all which were defeats. Some people scoffed when Arteta gave the green light to sign Ramsdale from Sheffield United on a permanent deal. He has certainly started well in London though. Currently, Ramsdale costs 4.5 million and is selected by 2.6% of FPL managers.

Bukayo Saka is the top-scoring Arsenal player in FPL so far. Saka has 26 points from six gameweeks. He is credited with one goal, two assists, two clean sheets, and three bonus points.

Next best is the excellent Emile Smith Rowe. He has played all six games for Arsenal. Smith Rowe started all of them except the victory over Norwich in round four. He has one goal, one assist, and two bonus points. His FPL total is 22 points at the moment.

One name on our list that won’t surprise anyone is that of Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang. The former Borussia Dortmund striker was on his way back from injury early on in the season. He seems to be hitting some form now with two goals in his last three matches. Aubameyang has 20 FPL points coming from two goals, two clean sheets, and four bonus points overall.

Regarding injuries, it’s always worth keeping tabs on who’s fit and who’s not. There are some very trustworthy sites that provide accurate and up-to-the-minute information.

The Naughty List in Fantasy Football

As well as injuries, have a quick look at the official FPL site ahead of the gameweek deadline to view any suspensions picked up by every club. Yellow cards can accumulate and lead to players missing a game. Red cards automatically lead to suspension, of course. Players can also miss more than one or two games if found guilty of violent conduct.

So, Gunners fans… it’s looking like we could have plenty to cheer for if Arteta’s men keep improving as they have been. Why not enjoy some FPL competitiveness along the way?!