Regardless of which camp one belongs to with #WengerOUT and moaning about Arsenal, there is not one player on that team that can be trusted in fantasy at the moment. Before the back-to-back hidings by City, Arsenal had recently lost to Ostersunds, Swansea, Bournemouth, Forest, and drawn with West Brom. We can count on Arsenal to casually dispatch Brighton or Watford or Stoke in at least one of their upcoming fixtures, but the obvious question is, “Which one?” I still have to rank them, without bias, while my intuition screams at me that things will get worse for the Little Wenger Urban Underachievers before they get better.

Let’s get started.

  • Postscript for GW28: In the 2-1 loss to United, Willian had another outstanding performance (23.5 points), providing Chelsea with their only goal along with 8 successful dribbles. Arsenal defenders, on the other hand, combined for -3.75 points. But hey, only Bellerin had a score of more than…zero.
  • Studs: He may not even start, but I’m going to rank him anyway because since late November, Jesse Lingard has been scoring goals for fun (8 of them to be precise). He’s even scoring the odd poacher’s goal, like the winner against Chelsea last Sunday where he took advantage of a befuddled Andreas Christensen to head home a beautifully placed cross from Lukaku. GW29 should also mark the return of the Burnley back four that kept 8 clean sheets together, including Tarkowski back from injury and a fit Stephen Ward. In a favorable matchup against the pitiful Everton, whose away record is rated the worst in the EPL according to Whoscored (just 9 goals scored outside of Goodison Park), it’ll be difficult to find a safer set of defenders to choose from.
  • Duds: Everton. Yep, all of ’em. The Toffees were already nearly bereft of a genuinely fantasy-relevant player, but given their terrible away form, I don’t recommend starting any of them unless you have no other alternatives. Big Sam has apparently called it quits, too, taking every opportunity to slate his players while showing zero accountability for his ability to correct the ship. And before you say, “But Gylfi…” NO. JUST STOP IT!
1Nick PopeBen DaviesKevin De BruyneHarry Kane
2David De GeaAndrew RobertsonChristian EriksenMohamed Salah
3Hugo LlorisAntonio ValenciaSadio ManeSergio Aguero
4Lukasz FabianskiHarry MaguireEden HazardRoberto Firmino
5Petr CechJan VertonghenRiyad MahrezRomelu Lukaku
6Kasper SchmeichelVirgil Van DijkWillianAlexis Sanchez
7Orestis KarnezisKyle WalkerLeroy SaneP.E. Aubameyang
8Jack ButlandJames MilnerMesut OzilMarko Arnautovic
9AdrianSerge AurierXherdan ShaqiriJamie Vardy
10Loris KariusT. Alexander-ArnoldHeung-Min SonAlvaro Morata
11EdersonEric BaillyPaul PogbaTroy Deeney
12Jordan PickfordSead KolasinacAaron RamseyCallum Wilson
13Alex McCarthyAaron CresswellManuel LanziniGlenn Murray
14Thibaut CourtoisStephen WardJesse LingardJordan Ayew
15Jonas LosslHector BellerinDele AlliAnthony Martial
16Mat RyanDavinson SanchezHenrikh MkhitaryanChristian Benteke
17Wayne HennesseyNicolas OtamendiJ. Berg GudmundssonChicharito
18Martin DubravkaChris SmallingJames Ward-ProwseAshley Barnes
19Ben FosterJames TarkowskiMarc AlbrightonGuido Carrillo
20Asmir BegovicBen MeeAbdoulaye DoucoureJoshua King
21Marcos AlonsoJunior StanislasRicharlison
22Shkodran MustafiMichail AntonioSteve Mounie
23Joel MatipEmre CanOumar Niasse
24Cesar AzpilicuetaPascal GrossJosé Izquierdo
25Kurt ZoumaBernardo SilvaMame Diouf
26Matthew LowtonAndros Townsend
27Jose HolebasNathan Redmond
28Jamaal LascellesN'Golo Kante
29Moritz BauerMohamed Diame
30Laurent KoscielnyJoao Mario
31Victor MosesChoupo-Moting
32Alfie MawsonGylfi Sigurdsson
33Daryl JanmaatDusan Tadic
34Jack StephensRyan Fraser
35Nathan AkeMario Lemina
36Cuco MartinaKi Sung-yueng
37Ben ChilwellWilfried Ndidi
38Kyle NaughtonMatt Ritchie
39Ryan BertrandRoberto Pereyra
40Angelo OgbonnaGranit Xhaka

This season, our weekly fantasy Premier League ranks are a one-man affair, with Benji Wade taking over the mantle. You can find him on Twitter: .