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FPL experts: What to do with Saka?

29 Sep 2023
Bukayo Saka, Arsenal

Some of the world's top Fantasy managers on whether to buy, hold or sell the Arsenal star

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With Bukayo Saka (£8.7m) an injury doubt for Arsenal's trip to AFC Bournemouth in Double Gameweek 7, The Scout's panel of Fantasy Premier League experts discuss whether they plan to keep or sell the winger, and name their top targets if they do choose to transfer him out. 

What the FPL experts say
Lee Bonfield (@FPLFamily)

Mikel Arteta would be forgiven for not risking Saka given the tough schedule ahead, domestically and in Europe. However, it doesn't sound like a long-term issue, so I'll be trusting my bench and holding for now. Hold.

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Utkarsh Dalmia (@ZopharFPL)

With Manchester City, Chelsea and Newcastle United in three of Arsenal's four fixtures after Bournemouth, I think it makes sense to sell Saka. If you don't own a Spurs midfielder, James Maddison (£7.9m) and Son Heung-min (£9.2m) are the obvious replacements. If you already do, then I think West Ham's Jarrod Bowen (£7.1m) against Sheffield United is a great pick. Sell.

Ben Crabtree (@FC_CrabDogg)

I regrettably sold Saka on my Wildcard, so would advise not to sell if he's out for just one match. Strengthening a bench player is probably a better use of a transfer. Hold.

Nick Harris (@WGTA_Nick)

I still have my Wildcard and while I have resisted pulling the trigger this week, despite the injury news, I am tempted for a one-week punt on Bowen for a -4 to take advantage of his decent fixture. Sell.

Gianni Buttice (@GianniButtice)

I guess I am gambling on the fact I think Saka will play by holding him. The ceiling is too high if he plays - and there are very few stand-out midfielders that I don't own that I would be willing to sell him for. Hold.

Pras (@Pras_FPL)

Monitoring any training ground pictures closely today. As such, my planned transfer next week was Saka, who plays Man City, for James Maddison, who plays Luton. I may just bring that forward a week if Saka is looking out. Sell.

Harry Daniels (@FPL_Harry)

My plans for Saka depend on any late news on his availability, if he is playing I will keep him, if he is out I will likely buy Son - and if we get no news I will likely favour keeping him, given his minutes record. Hold.

Sam Bonfield (@FPLFamily)

I still have my Wildcard in play which means that I can potentially make some more risky moves and fix them on Wildcard if needed. I will be carefully checking training ground photos from Arsenal. If we can't see Saka then I really fancy swapping him for James Ward-Prowse (£6.3m) to target his set-piece threat against a Sheff Utd team who have conceded the most set-pieces so far this season. Hold.

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