FPL Gameweek 28: The 3 best Arsenal players to pick

  • Arsenal are at home against Brentford and will expect to score plenty
  • Gunners can go top of the Premier League with a win
  • They have an in-form forward who is in only 2.6% of FPL teams
Arsenal are trying to reach the top of the Premier League
Arsenal are trying to reach the top of the Premier League / Chris Brunskill/Fantasista/GettyImages

With Arsenal scoring at will in the Premier League recently, you'd have to be a bit silly not to have some of their players in your Fantasy Premier League team.

Arsenal are the highest scorers in England's top flight so far this season with 68 goals and their last outing was a 6-0 demolition of Sheffield United, blitzing their way to a 5-0 lead by half-time.

The Gunners are right in the thick of the title race and can move to the top of the table by beating Brentford on Saturday evening before rivals Liverpool and Manchester City face each other on Sunday.

The Bees have conceded the fourth-most amount of goals this season, so there's every reason to pack your FPL team with Arsenal attackers.

Martin Odegaard

Martin Odegaard
Odegaard is playing well / Chris Brunskill/Fantasista/GettyImages

Martin Odegaard has been in exceptional form recently and is a shoo-in to start this match at the Emirates on Saturday evening. It was the Norwegian who opened the scoring against Sheffield United and he was at the centre of so much of their attacking play.

At home against Brentford, it will be a big surprise if he does not add to his six goals and six assists in the league this season. Jorginho and Declan Rice playing means Odegaard has even more license to get forward and his numbers should improve as the season progresses.

He's created 13 big chances this season and averages 5.2 points per match, which puts him 13th overall.

Bukayo Saka

Bukayo Saka
Saka is always amongst the goals for Arsenal / Chris Brunskill/Fantasista/GettyImages

The simple pick if you want to add an Arsenal player to the team, Bukayo Saka leads the way for the Gunners when it comes to goals and assists this season. He has 13 goals and eight assists in the Premier League and, despite a minor fitness concern, is expected to start the game on the right wing as usual.

Regardless of his team, Saka is the second-best player in the whole league when it comes to average points per game, bagging FPL managers 6.8 per match. He has 32 points over the past three matches and is sure to add to that considerably against Brentford.

Kai Havertz

Kai Havertz
Kai Havertz is finding some form / Chris Brunskill/Fantasista/GettyImages

Kai Havertz would be the riskier pick in the sense he has certainly not been prolific for Arsenal this season, but he is in very good form and many FPL players have not been using him. The Germany international is only in 2.6% of teams, whereas Saka can be found in 66.4% of sides.

That gap makes Havertz an excellent differential option, especially considering he has earned 40 points across the last three games for Arsenal.

By bringing him in now, FPL managers can get ahead of the curve. Gabriel Jesus is not expected to start as he is being eased back from injury, so Havertz should get the nod as the main striker.