A enticing match will take place on Monday evening. Arsenal have started the season steadily but along with some scary moments from their defence. Sheffield on other hand have been terrific and surprised many people including me.
Start of the season for Arsenal has been up and down. They have lost only one match and sensationally are one point below Man city but also only one above Palace. Aubameyang has been terrific whereas Pepe has underwhelmed. Defence on the other hand has been horrific but surprisingly conceded 11 goals in 8 matches. On scoring front they have bagged 13 from which 7 have been scored from Aubameyang. Willock has been another revelation this season for Arsenal. Ozil has been the biggest casualty of Emery’s reign at arsenal and now he doesn’t even get a look in Europa League matches. Biggest grunt of Arsenal fans on Emery has been lack of use of Torreira as dm instead of Xhaka. With Tierney and Bellerin slowly coming back, attackingly Arsenal will get better but concern for them is defence.
On the other hand Sheffield have stunned all of us. They have been amazing with their performances. Performances against Liverpool and Chelsea has shown the ability of Chris Wilder as a manager. Sheffield have conceded merely 7 goals this season. Problem for them has been lack of goals. They have lost the last three matches at Bramall Lane. They usually prefer 3-5-2 formation with overlapping center back. This threat was observed against Chelsea where they used weakness of Azpilicuetta to dominate the left side.
Sheffield have suffered a setback after Mcburnie withdrew from international duty. It is not sure whether he will play this match or not. ( Sheffield United News ).
Unai Emery might have to go in this match without Ceballos due to a hamstring problem. Lacazette will still remain out for Arsenal. Tierney and Bellerin might be involved. ( Express ).
Sheffield: Henderson Basham Egan O’Connell Baldock Lundstram Norwood Fleck Stevens Robinson Sharp.
Arsenal: Leno Chambers Luiz Sokratis Tierney Xhaka Guendouzi Willock Pepe Saka Aubameyang.
Sheffield United 1-1 Arsenal
Sheffield defensively will not allow Arsenal any space. Arsenal on the other hand always have mistakes in them and they will concede a goal. Luckily for Emery he has good attacking talent and Arsenal will earn a draw at Bramall Lane. It is a hard ground to come and Sheffield will earn another draw against a top team from London.
This was my Sheffield United vs Arsenal Preview. Hope you like it and leave your comments below.