25/09/2020

How will Mikel Artetas Arsenal side cope against Sheffield United?
The Gunners come into this game after a 1-1 draw away against Crystal Palace last time out, a game in which Aubameyang opened the scoring only to get sent off less than ten minutes after Jordan Ayew pulled Palace back into the game.
Aubameyang was shown a red card against Crystal Palace
Sheffield United manager Chris Wilder conceded his side were not great in the 1-0 victory over West Ham in their last league game and he will want to see an improvement at the Emirates.
A win for Arsenal could see the Gunners climb to eighth and above north London rivals Tottenham whereas another three points for Sheffield United could see them leapfrog Manchester United into fifth.
talkSPORTs GameDay will bring you all the action from this huge game and heres how you can tune in to it all.
Arsenal vs Sheffield United: How to listen
The Premier League clash will get under way at 15:00pm on Saturday, January 18.
Full commentary from the Emirates will be live on talkSPORT 2, with our coverage starting at 14:45pm.
talkSPORT 2 will bring you all the build-up before switching to a live and exclusive commentary.
To tune in, just click here for the live stream or click the radio player below.
You can also listen through the talkSPORT App, on DAB Digital Radio or on MW 1053 or 1089.
For more information about how to listen LIVE on talkSPORT click here.
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Arsenal vs Sheffield United: Head-to-head
Sheffield United have taken the three points on the previous two occasions these sides met in the Premier League.
The first came in the 2006/07 season where the Blades played the last 30 minutes with Phil Jagielka between the sticks after goalkeeper Paddy Kenny left the field injured and all three subs had been used.
The second came earlier this season and almost 13 years after the last league meeting between the two when Lys Moussets 30th minute effort was enough to separate the sides at Bramall Lane.
Due to Sheffield Uniteds stint outside of the Premier League the only other meetings between the two sides in recent years were in the League Cup which Arsenal won comfortably both times with respective score lines of 3-0 and 6-0.
Lys Mousset scored the only goal of the game the last time these two sides met
Arsenal vs Sheffield United: The facts

  • This is the first Premier League meeting between Arsenal and Sheffield United at the Emirates Stadium since September 2006, a 3-0 win for the Gunners.
  • In the top-flight, Sheffield United are winless in their last nine away matches against Arsenal (D1 L8) since a 1-0 win in August 1971 with a goal from Stewart Scullion.
  • Sheffield United are looking for their first league double over Arsenal since the 1946/47 season, having won 1-0 against the Gunners at Bramall Lane in October.
  • Sheffield United could become the first newly-promoted team to complete a league double over Arsenal since Blackburn Rovers in the 1992/93 season.
  • Arsenal have won just one of their last seven home league games (D3 L3), though it was last time out against Manchester United. The Gunners have already lost three home league games this season, last losing more at the Emirates in a single campaign in 2010/11 (4).
  • Having been unbeaten in their first nine away league games this season, Sheffield United have lost each of their last two on the road. The Yorkshire side are also winless in their last 18 top-flight games in London (D7 L11) since winning 2-1 at Chelsea in October 1992.
  • Arsenal havent lost any of their last 21 Premier League games at 3pm on a Saturday (W18 D3), since losing 1-2 at West Brom in November 2015. At home, their last such defeat was in August 2013 (1-3 vs Aston Villa), winning 20 and drawing four since.
  • No side has had fewer shots on target than Sheffield United in the Premier League this season (71). However, only Liverpool (55), Chelsea (69) and Manchester City (74) have faced fewer shots on target than the Blades this term (75).
  • Arsenal will be without Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang in this match. The striker has scored 48% of the Gunners Premier League goals this season (14/29), only Danny Ings has scored a higher share of his sides goals this term (52 per cent).
  • Sheffield Uniteds John Fleck has been involved in the most Premier League goals this season without a single goal or assist coming away from home (6 4 goals, 2 assists all at Bramall Lane).

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Arsenal vs Sheffield United: Team news
Arsenal will be without Callum Chambers and Kieran Tierney ahead of the visit of Sheffield United with both players suffering long-term injuries.
However, Sead Kolasinac and Hector Bellerin have a chance of playing while Lucas Torreira has a very high chance of playing.
Arsenal will also be without top scoring Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang after the club captain saw his red card appeal rejected after a VAR decision changed the card from yellow to red in the draw against Palace.
Sheffield United only have two injury concerns ahead of the trip to the Emirates in Simon Moore and Michael Verrips, both of whom could still feature in the game.