FANTASY PREMIER LEAGUE fans were left gobsmacked by the news that Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang is now listed as a midfielder on the game.
The popular competition has today relaunched for the 2020-21 campaign, with a number of notable positional shuffles.
And the most infamous to date is definitely that of the Gunners talisman, who will now be listed in the same category as his team-mate Granit Xhaka… despite having scored 22 Premier League goals last season.
Upon the FPL’s announcement, some fans took to social media to voice their displeasure.
One wrote: “The Aubameyang move is plain baffling. Yes he sometimes plays wide of a front 3 (key word – front) but also plays down the middle as an out and out striker.”
While another added: “Games now full of midfielders and no strikers”.
A third said: “Aubameyang is literally a forward though”.
And a fourth asked: “What a joke. In what world are Aubameyang and Greenwood midfielders?”.
Position changes 👇
𝔽𝕠𝕣𝕨𝕒𝕣𝕕 𝕥𝕠 𝕄𝕚𝕕𝕗𝕚𝕖𝕝𝕕𝕖𝕣
• P-E Aubameyang (ARS)
• Gabriel Martinelli (ARS)
• Anthony Gordon (EVE)
• Mason Greenwood (MUN)
• Marcus Rashford (MUN)
• Diogo Jota (WOL)#FPL pic.twitter.com/7klVxrMwMf
United youngster Mason Greenwood is another to have had his position controversially altered.
The teenager, as well as Marcus Rashford, Gabriel Martinelli and Diogo Jota will all now be listed as midfielders father than forwards.
And the likes of Sadio Mane and Raheem Sterling also remain “midfielders” in the eyes of fantasy football boffins.