Arsenal will be looking to get back to winning ways against Sheffield United, who are currently sitting very low in the Premier League table. After salvaging their unbeaten start to the season with two late goals from Declan Rice and Leandro Trossard to earn a 2-2 draw against Chelsea at Stamford Bridge last weekend, Arsenal will be hoping to resume their winning ways. After their 1-0 victory over Man City prior to the international break, the Gunners enter the weekend’s games in third place, level on points with Man City in second. They are hoping to secure back-to-back league clean sheets for the first time since December 2021.
Sheffield United, on the other hand, is currently bottom of the table with just one point after a miserable first season in the Premier League. The Blades, who are now on a five-game losing streak that includes that embarrassing 8-0 loss at home to Newcastle United, are now the only teams standing without a victory, along with Bournemouth. This weekend doesn’t get any easier for them as they go to Arsenal, who have won their past 18 home games against the Blades (W13 D5) and their last 36 Premier League home games against promoted teams (W31 D5).
The data that informs our forecasts for Arsenal vs. Sheffield United:
Arsenal has the most clean sheets (43) of any side in the Premier League this year.
Sheffield United has scored seven goals this season, with the exception of Bournemouth (6).
Arsenal has won all 36 of their home Premier League meetings against teams who have been promoted (W31 D5).
In addition, the Gunners have won all 18 of their previous encounters with the Blades at home (W13 D5).
In his three career games against Sheffield United, Gabriel Martinelli has netted twice.
Arsenal vs Sheffield United team news
Jurrien Timber will not play for Arsenal in this game, and Thomas Partey (who was sidelined due to a muscle injury) and Gabriel Jesus (who was substituted against Sevilla in the middle of the week) are also questionable. With seven straight league games to go, Bukayo Saka hopes to become the first Englishman to do it since Ian Wright in November 1994.
Due to the long-term absence of Chris Basham following a leg break sustained against Fulham, as well as the injuries to John Egan and Anel Ahmedhodzic, Paul Heckingbottom faces difficulties in his defense. Despite spending a season in North London, Auston Trusty will make his Premier League debut against his old team at the Emirates.
Sheffield United vs. Arsenal head-to-head statistics
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