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FPL prices: Saka rises after career-best campaign

The Scout 1 Jul 2022
Bukayo Saka, Arsenal

Winger given his highest-ever price in Fantasy as cost of Arsenal players is revealed

The Scout assesses player prices in 2022/23 Fantasy Premier League and their implications.


Bukayo Saka will now cost £8.0m after recording his best-ever campaign in 2021/22 Fantasy.

The winger was the Gunners’ top-scoring player last term, amassing 179 points thanks to 11 goals and nine assists.

Saka has risen £1.5m in price from the start of last season and is currently the most expensive Arsenal player.

His fellow attacking midfielders Martin Odegaard and Gabriel Martinelli could prove strong value alternatives at just £6.5m and £6.0m respectively.

Playmaker Odegaard scored seven goals and supplied four assists in his first full Fantasy campaign last term.

Martinelli, meanwhile, combined six goals with seven assists in 2021/22. When selected, he was involved in 38 per cent of Arsenal’s goals, identical to Saka.

At the back, centre-back Gabriel offers major all-round potential at a cost of just £5.0m.

The Brazilian scored five goals last season, joint-top among defenders in Fantasy, as well as claiming 13 clean sheets.


Aaron Ramsdale also costs £5.0m, up just £0.5m from the previous campaign. The goalkeeper averaged 4.0 points per match last term.

Arsenal’s opening schedule suggests their players could immediately provide managers with value.

Arsenal's opening Gameweeks
GW Opp GW Opp
1 CRY (A) 5 AVL (H)
2 LEI (H) 6 MUN (A)
3 BOU (A) 7 EVE (H)
4 FUL (H) 8 BRE (A)

The north London side have an extended run of kind fixtures at the outset of the season, facing just one of last term's top-six sides in the first eight Gameweeks.

See: All 2022/23 player price reveals

Also in this series

Part 2: Haaland cheaper than De Bruyne
Part 3: Brentford offer early value
Part 4: Salah rises in price, Jota now a forward 
Part 5: Big drops for Ronaldo and Fernandes
Part 6: Wolves wing-backs can be budget favourites
Part 7: Havertz now a forward, Bowen climbs in cost
Part 8: Guimaraes can be a budget gem
Part 9: Son costs more than Kane, Perisic a defender
Part 10: Vardy drops in cost, Maddison rises

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