With Arsenal back to winning ways, now seems a good time to add some Arsenal players to your portfolio. As an Arsenal fan myself I try to avoid the emotional connection when choosing who to buy next, but there’s very good reason these players are good value now.
Firstly, the Gunners have an easier run of games. The losses to Chelsea and Manchester City resulted in some drops, but these players are likely to reach new heights after a run of more winnable fixtures. As well as this, the team will be playing on smaller match days as they begin to compete in the Europa League. Sunday and Monday fixtures are scheduled, as well as potential high scoring match days against the likes of Vorskla at home on the 20th of September in the Europa League.
On or off the pitch, Ozil is a Media magnet. Whilst not quite at the obsession levels of Paul Pogba, he’s a lot cheaper and whether he plays good or bad in the coming months, you can expect him to rack up some Media points. He’s also capable of hitting high Match Day scores, with a peak score of 238 last season.
We saw the Media points Ozil and Alexis racked up last season with their contract situations. Ramsey is likely to be next and that could see his price rise dramatically. Aged 27, Ramsey is moving into the prime of his career and whether he extends or moves elsewhere, £3.34 is good value for a player who is more than capable of hitting over 200. Having racked up more than 10% of his current value (36p) in Match Day Dividends to date, combined with his Media potential, I can see Ramsey heading towards the £5 mark by the end of the season.
Not a regular in the first 11, but Unai Emery appears to be a fan of the Nigerian and his performance against Chelsea was encouraging. Iwobi managed a score of 200 last season and aged just 22 with a new contract, the only way should be up him – currently trading at just £1.29.
Less of a Match Day threat, but Lacazette could pick up some serious Media Dividends this season after his man of the match performance against Cardiff surely has earnt him a place in the starting eleven moving forward. Lacazette is just £3.33 compared to Aubameyang’s £5.14 – which really helps represent his value, especially when you consider that Lacazette tends to be more involved in the build-up play.
Xhaka divides opinion but he’s a pass master and racks up very good Match Day scores because of that (174 against Cardiff without a goal). Aged just 25 and £1 cheaper than Matteo Guendouzi (who passes less and scores goals less often based on career statistics), Xhaka appears very undervalued, especially when you consider Arsenal are likely to reach the latter rounds of the Europa League, and Emery appears to be a big fan of the Switzerland vice-captain. He’s already won 20p in Match Day Dividends over the last year – 13.2% of his £1.51 price – which, compared to Chelsea’s pass master Jorginho at £3.69, is a bargain. Should he move into the top 200 you could also expect some Media coverage from Granit.
At £1.54, Maitland-Niles looks a snip next to other young English players in the game. He’s currently injured but will return before Christmas and you can expect his value to rise on his return. Niles is very versatile and racked up some decent Match Day scores last season – aged just 21, he looks a good option for people with long-term strategies.
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