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05th May 2017

Arsenal have the advantage over Manchester United in this combined fantasy football XI

Who makes the cut?

JOE

Ever wondered which Manchester United and Arsenal players would feature in a combined XI, based purely on the Yahoo Daily Fantasy Team points they’ve accumulated during the season so far?

Of course you bloody well have. It’s been keeping you awake at night for weeks.

Fortunately for you, dear reader, we have such information, just in time for the meeting between the two clubs at the Emirates this weekend.

Adopting a 3-4-3 formation, our hypothetical XI has been carefully assembled on the basis of how many points they’ve registered so far this season. Here’s a look at who makes the cut:

GK – Petr Cech – 7 fantasy points per game (fppg) – £15 salary

A certain Spanish goalkeeper might have been pipped Petr Cech to the place between the sticks of the PFA team of the year before he finally seals his inevitable summer move to Real Madrid, but when it comes to this particular XI, the Arsenal man gets the nod.

RB – Antonio Valencia – 6.9 fppg – £15

Don’t even try argue against his inclusion ahead of Hector Bellerin.

CB – Shkodran Mustafi – 6.7 fppg – £14

Arsenal’s second best defender is the only centre-half in this team.

LB – Nacho Monreal – 7.1 fppg – £14

Solid player.

MF Paul Pogba – 10 fppg – £23

Pogba earns on average 10 fantasy football points. And to think, people said he isn’t worth a world record transfer fee.

MF Ander Herrera – 7.3 fppg – £17

Manchester United’s most consistent player this season.

MF Mesut Özil – 9.2 fppg – £21

Some say he flatters to deceive. We say he has earned over nine fantasy points per game.

MF – Henrikh Mkhitaryan – 8.2 fppg – £18

Classy player.

FW – Alexis Sanchez – 12.6 fppg – £27

He could leave Arsenal soon, he’ll improve any side he goes to.

FW Zlatan Ibrahimovic – 12.1 fppg – £25

We might not see Zlatan play in English football again, but he certainly made a mark during his brief spell in the Premier League.

FW – Theo Walcott – 10 fppg – £19

10 years at Arsenal. 10 fantasy football points per game.

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And here’s the XI in full: