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Pepe can be Arsenal's No 1 in FPL

31 Aug 2019

Expert David Munday explains why winger is like Salah and can be more popular than Aubameyang and Lacazette

Two players have dominated Arsenal's Fantasy Premier League picks over the past two seasons, but Nicolas Pepe (£9.4m) could soon eclipse them both. 

Expert David Munday says the winger's underlying stats suggest he can outscore Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang (£11.0m) and Alexandre Lacazette (£9.5m), and even likens him to Mohamed Salah (£12.5m), the top points scorer of the past two campaigns.

"What we have with Pepe is a lot of potential, he could be at the end of the season the No 1 Arsenal asset," says Munday on the FPL Show.

"His minutes per [shot], he's having one every 30.8 minutes, which is very close to Aubameyang's one every 30. And his minutes per chance [created] is every 51 minutes, compared with Aubameyang's 90.

"It's because he's a bit like Salah. He's one of these attacking midfield players, a wide man who can score goals and create goals. And, of course, because he is a midfielder he gets more points for those goals as well.

"He can save you £1.6m on Aubameyang, and he's £0.1m cheaper than Lacazette, so it does present a fantastic opportunity if you're looking for a bit of a punt at this stage of the season."

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