SCOUT: Arsenal FPL team analysis for 2020-21

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Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang is one of our top Arsenal FPL picks for the 2020-21 season
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Consider which Arsenal players could be suitable for your FPL team this season.

As well as budget choices, our scout is investigating all possible selections from each squad in the 2020-21 Fantasy Premier League.

Arsenal FPL players

Let’s delve a little deeper into Arsenal’s FPL team and make some recommendations.

🥅 Goalkeepers

If Emiliano Martínez starts the season as Arsenal’s number 1 then he’s the best of the £4.5m ‘keepers, because he looked excellent in an improving defence towards the end of last season.

However, £5.0m Bernd Leno had been consistently been one of their better performers prior to that, so it wouldn’t be a surprise to see him come back into the team.

If it looks likely that Leno’s injury will keep him out of the opening weeks, Martínez will begin to look very tempting.

But keep a free transfer rolling over just in case, because deputy goalkeepers tend to be straight out again after one mistake.

👬 Defenders

£5.5m Kieran Tierney looks the outstanding choice here, impressing greatly thus far as an attacking left-back, but if 19-year-old centre-back William Saliba gets a run in the side he could be a bargain at £4.5m.

🏃 Midfielders

One of the major FPL developments is that Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang is now categorised as a midfielder.

At £12.0m he is the joint most expensive player in the game, but a ‘midfielder’ who pretty much guarantees twenty goals is priceless.

He could be a perfect ‘set and forget’ captain choice, and for that reason we think he’s worth finding room for.

It may feel counter-intuitive to go without Liverpool duo Sadio Mané and Mohamed Salah, but there are enough premium midfield options to make this a viable strategy.

With the reigning champions boasting three defenders who could conceivably score 200 points this season, there’s a strong argument to focus your picks there.

And alternatives don’t come much stronger than Aubameyang, who scored more goals than either of them despite playing in a weaker team.

£8.0m Willian will tempt many following his relatively high points tally from the last campaign, but he’s unlikely to be on penalty duty so probably won’t match those heights.

Nicolas Pépé hasn’t shown enough yet to justify his similar price, but young Bukayo Saka is interesting.

He’s just £5.5m and seems to have a steady supply of assists in him, however he’s not a guaranteed starter so you should look elsewhere for your low-priced midfielders.

Someone like Southampton’s Stuart Armstrong or Newcastle’s Allan Saint-Maximin offer better value for that kind of money.

🥳 Forwards

Aubameyang looks likely to lead the Gunners’ line more often than not, so it’s probably not worth considering any of their FPL-listed strikers.

Arsenal FPL team verdict: top 3 picks

⓷ Emiliano Martínez – with caveats!

⓶ Kieran Tierney

⓵ Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang