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FPL Team Spotlight | Gameweek 3 : Arsenal

Our FPL Team Spotlight for Gameweek 3 are the Gunners. Arsenal have not enjoyed the best of starts to the new Premier League campaign with back to back defeats in their opening two games for the first time since the 92/93 campaign. Unai Emery has replaced Arsene Wenger as the new Arsenal manager and it’s clear that the Gunners are undergoing a transitional period.

Arsenal have been beaten by Manchester City & Chelsea, in Gameweek 3 they host West Ham United at the Emirates and believe their fortunes in the league are about to change.

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UPCOMING FIXTURES

West Ham (H)

Cardiff (A)

Newcastle (A)

Everton (H)

Watford (H)

Fulham (A)

Arsenal would be gunning to pick up maximum points from these next 6 fixtures which also includes matches against 2 promoted sides. This match could further define Arsenal’s campaign with fans hoping to see a motivated home team in this match.

PLAYERS TO WATCH OUT FOR

Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang (£11.0m) – Forward

When Arsenal faced Chelsea, Aubameyang had a terrible time on the pitch. He missed a few chances that would’ve brought the Gunners back in the game but it wasn’t meant to be & they lost to Chelsea in a 5 goal thriller. The Gabonese striker is a prolific goal scorer & it’s only a matter of time that Aubameyang finds the back of the net on a consistent basis.

Henrikh Mkhitaryan (£7.1m) – Midfielder

 

The Armenian looks to be in good form as he scored once & chipped in with an assist against Chelsea. His performance against the Blues saw his FPL price increase to £7.1 from £7.0. The midfielder is bound to give attacking returns with FPL managers circling Mkhitaryan like a hawk.

PLAYERS TO AVOID

Granit Xhaka (£5.4m) – Midfielder

Xhaka has been really poor overall for the Gunners in the opening two matches, picking up only 1 point despite playing 69 minutes & 45 minutes respectively against City and Chelsea. The midfielder has disciplinary issues with the Swiss already picking up 2 yellow cards in as many games. Xhaka doesn’t offer any attacking threat as such hence it’s better to avoid him.

 

Bernd Leno (£4.9) – Goalkeeper

Ideally given the fixtures that Arsenal have one would think of getting a player from the Arsenal defence, but this isn’t the case with Leno. The goalkeeper arrived from Leverkusen in the summer transfer window but is yet to make his debut in the Premier League. With old guard Cech making some smart saves, Leno doesn’t appear to be starting in goal for Arsenal anytime soon.

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