- Bramall Lane
- BT Sport 1
- Arsenal were unable to kept a clean sheet in any of their last 14 matches.
- Sheffield United have lost seven of their last eight league fixtures.
- Both teams have scored in five of Arsenal’s last six Premier League away games.
- Arsenal beat Sheffield United 2-1 in each of the clubs’ last two meetings.
Arsenal to bounce back against Blades?
Sheffield United are a massive 15 points from safety with just 24 points left to play for, and the Blades slow match towards what has long felt like an inevitable relegation should continue on Sunday when Arsenal visit Bramall Lane.
United have rarely made life easy for any team visiting Sheffield this season despite their dismal results however, and the hosts could cause a problem or two for a Gunners side lacking confidence.
Arsenal have won only twice in their last seven fixtures, and Mikel Arteta’s troops were left deflated on Thursday evening when they were denied a Europa League quarter-final first-leg win against Slavia Prague at the death when they switched off at the back in injury time.
Indeed, lax defending has become synonymous with the Gunners’ performances, and Arsenal haven’t kept a clean sheet in any of their last 14 assignments in all competitions.
That record suggests Sheffield United can make their mark at Bramall Lane on Sunday, however, with several key defenders still absent, the Blades will struggle to keep Arsenal out at the other end.
With that considered, bettors are advised to back the Arsenal win and both teams to score combination this weekend, while our correct score prediction tips the Gunners to beat Sheffield United 2-1 for the third time in a row.
Sheffield United injuries and team news
George Baldock, Jayden Bogle, Jack O’Connell, Jack Robinson, Jack Rodwell, Billy Sharp and Sander Berge are all out for Sheffield United on Sunday, while Chris Basham is rated as doubtful.
Arsenal injuries and team news
David Luiz and Kieran Tierney are both in the treatment room for Arsenal, while Martin Odegaard is also a doubt after he picked up an injury during the international break.