class=”article_teaser__2t5do”>With the hosts looking watertight at the back under Arteta, Al Hain-Cole can't see the goal-shy Blades getting any joy in attack at the Emirates
Arsenal will be hoping to bounce back from defeat when they welcome Sheffield United to the Emirates Stadium in Sunday’s Premier League clash.
The Gunners saw their winning start to the season ended by a 3-1 defeat at Liverpool last time out, although did exact some revenge with a penalty shootout Carabao Cup victory over the same opposition in midweek.
Arsenal vs Sheffield United Latest Odds
Having won eight and lost none of their last 10 league matches on home turf, Arsenal are 4/7 (1.57) favourites with bet365 to return to form with another victory.
Chris Wilder’s men are yet to collect a single point from their three opening league matches but can be backed at 5/1 (6.00) to get off the mark with a shock win here.
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The last meeting between this pair at this ground resulted in a 1-1 draw, and you can get odds of 3/1 (4.00) on them cancelling each other out once again.
Arsenal vs Sheffield United Team News
Shkrodan Mustafi, Pablo Mari, Calum Chambers and Emile Smith-Rowe are all injured for the hosts, while Sokratis failed a late fitness test.
Jack O’Connell and Lys Mousset are both sidelined through injury, although John Egan is available once again following suspension.
Arsenal XI: Leno; Bellerin, Gabriel, David Luiz, Tierney; Ceballos, Elneny; Saka, Willian, Nketiah; Aubameyang
Sheffield United XI: Ramsdale; Basham, Egan, Robinson; Baldock, Lundstram, Berge, Osborn, Stevens; McGoldrick, Burke
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Although both sides fielded much changed lineups, Thursday’s 0-0 Carabao Cup draw with Liverpool offered a good example of the defensive transformation Mikel Arteta has brought to the team.
Having kept three clean sheets in their last five matches in all competitions, they will back themselves to keep quiet a Blades side that is yet to find the net in the league this campaign.
In fact, Sheffield United’s lacklustre scoring run extends back into last season and translates to a return of just one goal in six league matches.
Arsenal vs Sheffield United Tips and Predictions
With this in mind, odds of 6/4 (2.50) seem generous on Arsenal extending their strong home record by coming out on top without conceding a goal.
All odds correct at time of writing. Please gamble responsibly.