Arsenal vs Sheffield United Match Analysis and Prediction

With the battle for top four intensifying with each match, Arsenal will be looking to return to English top tier as they host Sheffield at the Emirates Stadium. The match is scheduled for 18th January, with kickoff at 18:00 GMT.

Arsenal seemed to gain new momentum in the New Year with the victory over Manchester United giving new coach first win. The game seemed to go well with the first half against Crystal Palace. Tides changed with the equalising strike from Ayew landing the 1-1 draw.

Coach Arteta was handed a significant blow during the clash with Crystal Palace with talisman Aubemeyang receiving a red card following a risky tackle. With the Gabonese International contributing to over 73% of total goals scored by the club in this season.

Coach Chris Wilder had enjoyed a return to the top of the league, with the side currently 6th on the table with 32 points. However, there have been mixed results, especially with the past six matches with only two wins.

Referee Mike Dean has been selected as the official for the game. Arsenal has had a lousy share of bad refereeing decisions which has seen the side lose out on nine points. Sheffield, on the other hand, has had their fair share of wins and losses.

Arsenal vs Sheffield United Head to Head

The two sides have met five times with Arsenal taking home three wins with Sheffield United contended with two wins. Here is a look at their past matches:

Sheffield 1-0 Arsenal

Arsenal 6-0 Sheffield

Sheffield 0-3 Arsenal

Sheffield 1-0 Arsenal

Arsenal 3-0 Sheffield

Arsenal Team News

Top scorer Aubemeyang will be on the sidelines after picking up a red card. In addition, to fill the gap is energetic youth Martinelli is yet to start this year but featured as a substitute. Youngstar Reiss Nelson is also in contention after coming on for Nicolas Pepe in the dying minutes of the game.

Left-back Kieran Tierney continues to recover from a shoulder injury. Recovering from an injury is Hector Bellerin and Ceballos who are to be assessed ahead of the Saturday clash. Midfielder Torreira who featured in the first half of the game is a doubt with injury concerns.

Sheffield United Team News

Five players are under the risk of yellow card suspension including right-back George Baldock, John Lundstram, Chris Basham, Oliver Norwood and left-back Enda Stevens. Talisman Lys Mousset will be the main man with five goals and three assists this season.

Prediction and Odds

Both sides have been misfiring over the past matches; regardless, it will be a high-intensity game with many chances.

Arsenal Win

Correct Score: Arsenal 1-0 Sheffield United

Goals Under 2.5

Double Chance


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