Match: Arsenal vs Sheffield United
League: English Premier League
Date: Saturday, 18 January 2020
Kick-off at 15:00 UK/ 16:00 CET
Venue: Emirates Stadium (London)
Arsenal vs Sheffield United: Under Mikel Arteta, the Gunners seem once again afraid. They have the advantage of leaning at home this weekend, but the arrival of Sheffield, defensively superior, could cause problems for Arsenal attackers.
The last time the two met, Sheffield won 1-0.
Arsenal have won six of the previous eight victories.
The last six consecutive games have failed to score goals for both teams.
On this site, regardless of a single draw in 2005, the Gunners have a 100% win record.
After the mediocre race under Unai Emery, Arsenal management finally moved and appointed Arteta as manager. The decision seems to be gratifying since the player started with a zero victory over Manchester United, and is still on an undefeated streak.
This feeling of conviction and momentum was essential for loyal fans, and they really hope the race continues.
This weekend, however, the arrival of the Blades could put them to the test. Sheffield has made a name for itself with phenomenal defensive exhibits, and viewers at Emirates Stadium are eager to see how Arsenal will face this challenge.
Arsenal was on tour the last day of the game and still managed to take the lead. However, the red card given to Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang retained them, and the Gunners had a 1-1 draw.
Meanwhile, Sheffield returned to what he does best, as the team recorded a 1-0 home victory against West Ham, with a score of 1-0.
Regarding the result of this Saturday, you must first know that this is a new Arsenal look. They are hungry again and are desperate to regain their status in England.
Since the arrival of Arteta, they have remained undefeated in all their matches and have won all their games at home.
On the same note, the home advantage will also be beneficial on game day. And on top of that, understand that Sheffield is a new addition to this superior flight, and that they lack considerable experience and exposure.
In addition, over the years, Arsenal has largely dominated this opponent. In fact, the Gunners have lost only twice against this opponent since 1999, and recorded a record of 100% home victories without allowing a 1-1 draw in 2005.
Also keep in mind that Sheffield has only had three road wins this season and has lost its last two road trips.
Given all these factors, it was decided that Arsenal should do enough on the field to win.
Anyway, consider the absence of Aubameyang, who has been the top scorer of the Gunners this season. In this mix, he also considers the defensive skill of the Blades.
In fact, only Liverpool conceded fewer goals than this team, and along the way, only Liverpool and Leicester conceded fewer goals than Sheffield.
By combining these factors, it seems that the match will be weak. Supporting the Objectives Under 2.5 option seems very promising this Saturday.