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Fantasy football tips: Alexandre Lacazette is the Arsenal striker who you should be picking in the Premier League game

Think you’ve got your fantasy football team all sorted for the latest Premier League season? Well think again.

We hate to be the bearer of bad news, however he can’t help but let you know that over 30% of you could be about to make one of the biggest mistakes of the season.

Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang whetted the appetites of Arsenal fans last season with what he showed after his January transfer from Borussia Dortmund.

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The Gabon striker is being tipped for the Golden Boot this season and is so far one of the most selected players in Dream Team.

What if we told you however that his teammate, Alexandre Lacazette is actually the striker who you should all be picking.

Strike partners at Arsenal, enemies on fantasy football

Strike partners at Arsenal, enemies on fantasy football

Unai Emery has turned to both strikers so far during his first pre-season as Arsenal manager, starting the superstars together in his starting lineups.

Lacazette is the one who has found himself starting as the central striker for the Gunners, whereas Aubameyang has been shifted off to the left-wing to stretch the pitch.

The tactical decision of Emery about how he will deploy the two players could prove crucial to your fantasy football team.

The Spaniard holds your fantasy football future in his hands

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The Spaniard holds your fantasy football future in his hands

Aubameyang has netted three goals in pre-season so far, after he scored a hat-trick in Arsenal’s 8-0 thumping of Boreham wood.

So far, 32% of you have seen enough to pick the Gabon international for your team.

This is a stark contrast to Lacazette, who has also impressed during the friendly matches, scoring four goals and looking full of confidence.

The Frenchman has so far only been selected by 7% of Dream Team managers so far, despite his new lease of life under Emery.

Both are expected to be ice-cold in front of goal next season

Both are expected to be ice-cold in front of goal next season

He is certain to be a starter for the Gunners and will also feature heavily in his natural centre-forward role.

The Frenchman will only set Dream Team managers back £4m in this year’s game – a relative steal considering the points he could pick up.

The former Lyon man could terrorise defences this season

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The former Lyon man could terrorise defences this season

Aubameyang might have to sacrifice his goalscoring antics and turn provider instead for his teammate this season.

The Gabon striker could find himself starved of clear-cut goalscoring chances this season if he is deployed out wide by Emery.

The 29-year-old is also a more expensive option than Lacazette, with his price-tag set at £5.5m in this year’s game.

Our gut feeling is telling us that Lacazette is the striker who everyone should be snapping up this season.

How does Premier League fantasy football work?

Every single season the Premier League gets more intriguing – and playing Dream Team really is the perfect way to enhance your experience of it.

You’ll be assigned a total budget of £50m for each side you pick and you’ll be able pick a maximum of 10 free teams.

The Game Weeks run from Friday to Thursday, effectively meaning the new Game Week starts after the last Europa League games are completed.

Unai Emery was appointed as Arsenal's new manager yesterday and immediately thrust into his first press conference

Emery and Arsenal will tackle the Europa League this season

You get three transfers a month on the first Friday of every month so using them wisely is essential.

Every player on the game will be assigned a price at the start of the season which will then vary and fluctuate on a weekly basis dependent on their performances.

For example, last season we valued Mo Salah at £4m at the start of the season but the Egyptian King rocketed to over £11m by the end after his stunning goalscoring form.

Make sure to check out our website or app to see how our simplistic points system works.

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