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Successive shutouts brings Bellerin to the fore

The Scout 2 Jan 2017
Arsenal v Crystal Palace, 010117, Hector Bellerin

Arsenal’s raiding right-back can flourish over promising schedule, according to The Scout

The Bonus Points

A second goal of the season for Arsenal’s Alex Iwobi (£5.8m) was enough to earn the midfielder maximum Fantasy Premier League bonus points in the 2-0 win over Crystal Palace.

Iwobi scored 37 in the Bonus Points System as he completed 89% of his 58 passes, with five of those providing opportunities for team-mates.

That tally edged out Hector Bellerin (£6.5m) and Olivier Giroud (£8.5m), who were both awarded 36 in the BPS and two bonus points.

Bellerin completed 91% of his 62 passes, made 14 recoveries and won two tackles as Arsenal claimed a sixth clean sheet of the season.

Arsenal v Crystal Palace, Alex Iwobi
Alex Iwobi has started in the last three for Arsenal and claimed a second goal in his last six Gameweeks

Giroud scored a miraculous opening goal for Arsenal but was edged out by Iwobi for the maximum bonus, having committed two fouls and been caught offside once.

The Scout Notes

With back-to-back shutouts, the Arsenal defence is back on the radar as a source of FPL points.

However, with Shkodran Mustafi (£5.8m) returning to the bench, Gabriel's (£4.8m) starting role is now under threat, despite contributing to the recent successes.

Bellerin looks to be the most vialbe candiate on offer.

Arsenal v West Bromwich Albion, Mesut Ozil
Mesut Ozil missed the Gameweek 19 victory through illness

The Spaniard has claimed bonus points in three of the last four Gameweeks ahead of a favourable schedule.

Arsene Wenger's side face an away trip to struggling Swansea City in Gameweek 21, followed by home encounters with Burnley and Watford.

In attack, Alexis Sanchez (£11.9m) failed to score for the third successive Gameweek, while Mesut Ozil (£9.6m) missed out through illness.

However, given Arsenal's forthcoming fixtures, they are likely to remain key FPL assets for early 2017.

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