Arsenal in Tough Test at Bramall Lane

    Sheffield United vs Arsenal Preview 21/10/2019

    21 Oct 2019 | Premier League | Preview
    Arsenal in Tough Test at Bramall Lane

    The final match of the weekend in the Premier League is between Sheffield United and Arsenal. The game will be played on Monday night at Bramall Lane in what is sure to be a cracking atmosphere.

    The hosts will be aiming to build on what has been a decent start to the season while Arsenal will be hoping a win will take them to 2nd place in the league.

    Sheffield United start the weekend in 13th place with 9 points from 8 games played. They have won two of their 8 matches, with the wins coming at home to Crystal Palace and away against Everton. Prior to the international break Sheffield United were held to a 0-0 draw with Watford in a game they were hoping to win.

    The Blades have won only one of their last 6 Premier League matches and just one of their 4 home league games this season.  They have lost each of their last 3 Premier League home games against Leicester City, Southampton and Liverpool. Sheffield United failed to score a goal in their last 2 home matches against Southampton and Liverpool.

    Sheffield United have kept just one clean sheet at home in the Premier League this season and have conceded goals in each of their last 3 home games. However, only once have they seen over 2.5 goals in their 4 home league matches.

    Arsenal travel north sitting in 3rd place in the league, one point behind 2nd place Manchester City. With 15 points to their name and 3 teams behind them on 14 points, Arsenal could also drop to 6th place if they lose and other results go against them.

    The Gunners are on a good run heading into this game having remained undefeated in the last 8 matches in all competitions. However, they have won only 2 of their last 5 Premier League games, drawing the other 3 matches. The wins have come at home against Aston Villa and Bournemouth while the draws have been at home against Tottenham Hotspur and away to Watford and Manchester United.

    Trends show Arsenal have failed to win their last 3 away Premier League games including the two draws highlighted above and a 2-1 defeat at Liverpool. Arsenal have kept a clean sheet in 4 of their last 6 matches in all competitions but have failed to keep a clean sheet in their last 3 away league games.

    Team news and Sheffield United could be without two players for this game. David McGoldrick and Oliver McBurnie are hoping to recover in time for Monday night.

    Arsenal have Alexandre Lacazette back in training and the French striker will be hoping to play a part in the match. Reiss Nelson Is the only player unavailable due to a knee injury.

    Sheffield United have the ability to make life tough for Arsenal in this game. However, their recent lack of goals at home he is a concern and Arsenal could win the game and keep a clean sheet.

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