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FPL experts: Is it time to bring in Jesus?

4 Apr 2023
Jesus, Arsenal

The Scout's panel debate the return of the Arsenal star after he scored a brace in DGW29

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The Scout's panel of experts discuss what to do with Gabriel Jesus (£7.9m) in Fantasy Premier League following his return from injury and brace in the 4-1 win over Leeds United last weekend.

Lee Bonfield (@FPLFamily)

Any suspicions that Jesus might take time to get back up to speed in the Arsenal first XI were put firmly to bed last weekend. He showed again why he's first choice, and having removed Gabriel Martinelli (£6.6m) for Double Gameweek 29, I now have an Arsenal slot to fill and I'm keen to do so with Jesus.

Utkarsh Dalmia (@Zophar666)

Jesus' return to fitness makes Arsenal even better, but it could also mean points being spread more. Bukayo Saka (£8.6m) is the still the main man, though. His benching against Leeds was down to illness, and not rotation, so managers should keep the faith.

Gianni Buttice (@GianniButtice)

Big chances have always fallen Jesus' way, which is why he's always been a good option in FPL, even when his finishing has been below par. However, the Arsenal midfielders provide exceptional value so I can't see myself owning Jesus, when Martin Odegaard (£6.8m) and Martinelli are considerably cheaper.

Nick Harris (@WGTA_Nick)

Jesus is certainly another option. As a Saka and Martinelli owner, I do worry that the latter could be the victim of more rotation and might be the one to drop out of the side.

Ben Crabtree (@FC_CrabDogg)

Jesus is one to monitor ahead of a couple of tricky away matches. Fully fit, he's great to own, but even if I didn't have any other fires to put out, I'd rather roll a transfer this week than get him in just yet.

Pranil Sheith (@lateriser12)

The presence of Jesus makes Arsenal a much better team and he could be a handy differential in Blank Gameweek 32. I'm not too worried about it affecting Saka's minutes, as he plays when fit.

Sam Bonfield (@FPLFamily)

I was really impressed by Jesus in DGW29. His performance was one of a man fully fit and not one just returning from injury. 

Jamie Pigott (@Futbolislifefpl)

Jesus back into the fold is interesting, but I don't expect it to be impactful to our FPL teams. Arsenal's upcoming fixtures are difficult except for BGW32, when a lot of Fantasy managers plan to Free Hit.

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