Fantasy Premier League is back! The Premier League kicks off on Friday 11th August and the following day Arsenal host Nottingham Forest in the early kick-off.
Arsenal have a very strong set of opening fixtures from a Fantasy Premier League perspective and only being allowed to select 3 of their players is hard.
Luckily, we’re here with some FPL Tips to help you decide which Arsenal players you should select for your team.
The 5 Best Arsenal Players For FPL 2023-24
As part of our Guide To FPL 2023-24, here are our top 5 Arsenal player picks for Fantasy Premier League.
Aaron Ramsdale (£5.0)
At just 5.0, he seems to be underpriced when you consider the likes of José Sá cost just as much as him, despite Arsenal being the best defence in the league in terms of xGA.
However, you might be better off with their outfield players as his ceiling is comparatively much lower, averaging just 2.47 saves/90.
That said, if you are looking for a route into the Arsenal defence then Ramsdale is a simple and rotation-proof route, unlike their defenders who may be prone to rotation now that Arsenal have signed Jurrien Timber.
Many were surprised to see him priced at 5.0 for good reason. Last season, no defender racked up as much as his 5.03 xG, with only Fabian Schär coming anywhere close.
A menace from set pieces, he tops Zinchenko in both xG/90 with his 0.14 to Zinchenko’s 0.06, and should be more nailed as both Jakub Kiwior and Jurrien Timber look to take over Zinchenko’s inverted wing back role.
He provides good defensive coverage as Arsenal have a sublime run of early fixtures, facing five of last seven’s weakest attacks in terms of xG over their opening seven and is arguably the best 5.0 defender in the game.
Gabriel Jesus (£8.0)
At 8.0, he is yet another seemingly underpriced Arsenal asset when you look closer at his data. With 0.76 npxGI/90, he had the fourth highest npxGI/90 among regularly starting forwards which is certainly strong at his price tag.
Whilst he now faces completion from Havertz, Nketiah, Balogun and Trossard at striker, he should still be the starting striker for Arsenal and if he can avoid injury he’ll once again be a great pick, being a somewhat more obvious forward option for gameweek one when there aren’t too many stand out forwards this season.
Gabriel Martinelli (£8.0)
Perhaps slightly overlooked being the least owned of the starting Arsenal attackers, Martinelli comes in at £8.0m which is cheaper than the likes of Martin Ødegaard despite having slightly better data with 0.59 npxGI/90 compared to Ødegaard’s 0.53 npxGI/90.
Whilst he may not be as hot on expected minutes with the likes of Leandro Trossard fresh on the bench, he is the starting left winger nonetheless and should play 80+ minutes a game of not the full 90.
Scoring the most non-penalty goals of all the Arsenal attackers, at a modest 15% ownership he could prove to be a safer option for managers looking for an edge over other FPL managers.
Bukayo Saka (£8.5)
Surprisingly, his data is the worst of all the Arsenal attackers at 0.50 npxGI/90. However, this doesn’t mean he was somewhat obviously underpriced at £8.5m.
He is the likeliest for starts and 90 minutes among all Arsenal attackers, facing competition from just Reiss Nelson and potentially Kai Havertz, and is also the designated penalty taker for Arsenal allowing for more potential goals and more potential hauls.
At his price and considering Arsenal’s run of fixtures, he is simply the best Arsenal asset all things considered and he is probably already in your team.
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