But for FPL managers looking for an early differential captain, there are a number of in-form rivals who can challenge the Liverpool winger.
Sunday's match at Emirates Stadium features two of them.
The City striker is now the fourth-most popular forward in the game and is owned by over 26 per cent of managers.
Aguero and Aubameyang were the top two forwards for points per match (ppm) in 2017/18, with 6.8 and 6.7 respectively.
The Chilean has played a part in three of his side's last four goals over the summer, scoring twice and supplying an assist.
Sanchez has also scored four goals in six meetings with Friday's visitors Leicester City.
He will resume domestic action in fine form after claiming the Golden Boot in the 2018 FIFA World Cup, with six goals.
England's progress to the semi-finals has meant a late return to training but he is still to be found in 31.8 per cent of FPL squads.
Joshua King (£6.5m) could offer a cut-price solution to the armband dilemma.