In what looks set to be another year of transition for Arsenal fans, will you find some solace in the world of FPL? Over seven million players are signed up for this season’s iteration of the greatest fantasy football game on earth!
The Gunners’ form has taken a slight upturn in recent weeks so will you be sticking any of our stars in your FPL team? Or will you steer clear of ‘matters of the heart’ and keep your selections completely devoid of sentimentality?
Maybe we’ve got some players who should be in your FPL side regardless of any Arsenal connection, however. Players like Martin Ødegaard and Bukayo Saka could be about to have fantastic seasons. Here’s hoping anyway!
Gunners to Watch for in the FPL
Arsenal face a challenging season in 2021/22. At the time of writing, Mikel Arteta’s side has just bounced back with two consecutive wins following the first international break.
Goalkeeper Aaron Ramsdale has enjoyed two clean sheets in those victories and comes in with 15 points over the last two rounds. Ramsdale replaced German stopper Bernd Leno who was dropped by Arteta after conceding nine goals in their opening three fixtures.
The last two results reflect very well on Ramsdale who came into the team, kept two clean sheets, and oversaw two wins for his new team. The former Bournemouth goalkeeper currently costs 4.5 million on the official FPL site and is selected by 1.2% of FPL managers.
Another one to watch for Arsenal is, of course, Ødegaard who was signed on a permanent deal during the summer. He spent the second half of last season on loan at the Emirates Stadium and seems to have adjusted well to life in London. Ødegaard’s recent free-kick goal against Burnley is hopefully a sign of things to come for the Norway international.
Who can forget Bukayo Saka either? Saka returned from a character-building European tournament performance during the summer. It’s hard to believe that the wide-midfielder is still only 20. He is yet to find his feet this season but if Arsenal is to taste any kind of success in the coming months, Saka is sure to be involved.
Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang has managed just one goal so far. He did bag a hat-trick against West Brom in the Carabao Cup but has just one to his name in the league so far. Aubameyang maybe 32 now but he still has the ability to have some nice ‘goal involvement’ stats this season. Unfortunately, his potential for a good point haul in FPL is reflected in his price tag of 9.9 million.
At left-back, Kieran Tierney is a solid budget option. He is selected by 6.2% of FPL managers and has 15 points from Arsenal’s first five games. If he can avoid injury, Tierney is always safely within Arteta’s starting lineup too.
Predicting Arsenal’s FPL Lineups
Week after week, FPL managers all over the world spend hours (yes, it happens!) trying to get in the minds of the coaches. Knowing what starting eleven each club will be putting out is a huge advantage in the FPL world. While official teams are not announced until one hour before kick off, as per the rules of the Premier League, some sites make good attempts at guessing the teams. We say ‘guessing’ but, really, there is quite a lot of work going on behind the scenes at these sites based on historic team selections, injuries, suspensions, and plenty of other data.
You must find some football websites that are reliable with the information they provide. They will have pages advertising the predicted lineups for the FPL ahead of each gameweek deadline.
Many of you may be able to take a good stab at predicting Arsenal’s starting lineup each week. But what about the other 19 clubs in the English top flight? Always be sure to check the FPL’s predicted lineups before making any changes to your selections. Your transfers, starting eleven, captain, vice captain, and the order of your substitutes may all be influenced by a dependable predicted lineups article.
Knowing Your Players Are Fit and Available
In the FPL world, keeping tabs on all the latest injury news is another vital part of forging a successful fantasy football ‘career’. Try to avoid any nasty surprises by keeping yourself informed about injuries, suspensions, and anything else that could influence team selection.
Again, this is all probably second nature to many of you with regards to knowing what’s going on at Arsenal. But now it’s time to figure out a bit more about the other clubs in the Premier League. It’s all part of making you the complete package in terms of the FPL.