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Matchday review: Gunned down

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It's safe to say that Arsenal fans aren't the only ones rueing West Brom's surprise victory at the Emirates on Saturday.

Almost a quarter of players in the game - including The Fantasist - eyed defender Laurent Koscielny as nailed-on for a clean sheet, but instead the Frenchman posted minus three points as the Gunners lost 3-2, with team-mate Sebastien Squillaci faring little better.

Marouane Chamakh was picked by nearly 50 per cent of teams, but his first failure to score at home for Arsenal was reflected in his dismal 2.5-point haul.

So thank goodness for Samir Nasri (29.00), whose scored a well-taken brace as his efforts to drag his side back from the dead to salvage a point almost bore fruit, while Andrei Arshavin also managed to post a handy 18 points.

In fact, nothing really came off last weekend. Chelsea's Florent Malouda and Didier Drogba scoring less than 10 points between them in the defeat to Manchester City (though protecting those investments just about justifies that hit), and Newcastle keeper Tim Krul's minus eight against Stoke weren't even offset by Jermaine Pennant, who didn't play for the Potters on Tyneside.

How The Fantasist's team shaped up in Week 6:

GK: Tim Krul (Newcastle United) - -8.00 points

DF: Sebastien Squillaci (Arsenal) - 2.50

DF: John O'Shea (Manchester United) - 3.00

DF: Laurent Koscielny (Arsenal) - -3.00

MF: Florent Malouda (Chelsea) - 3.00

MF: Andrei Arshavin (Arsenal) - 18.00

MF: Samir Nasri (Arsenal) - 29.00

MF: Jermaine Pennant (Stoke City) - 0.00

FW: Didier Drogba (Chelsea) - 6.50

FW: Andy Carroll (Newcastle United) - 3.00

FW: Marouane Chamakh (Arsenal) - 2.50

Week 6 points: 56.50

Total points: 551.00

Combined Fantasist Superleagues leaderboard after Week 6:

1. Boss FC [AM.BLOG] - 669.00

2. Puss In Boots - 650.00

3. A Man Moth ? - 642.00

4. 2 the top champions - 638.50

5. Parenzo FC - 637.50

6. Svaitan Merah V4.0 - 632.00

7. Los Onces Guevones [AM.Blog] - 625.00

8=. 10 Tentera Berkuda - 624.00

8=. Mat Aji - 624.00

9. LinhTocDai [RedDevil] - 621.00

10. Paul Sotong Goreng Tepung (AM) - 620.50

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