Sheffield United vs Arsenal preview
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Last Updated: 21/10/19 8:50pm
Team news, key stats and predictions ahead of Sheffield United vs Arsenal in the Premier League.
Sheffield United manager Chris Wilder is waiting on the fitness of John Fleck, Oli McBurnie and David McGoldrick.
McGoldrick has missed the last four matches with a groin problem while McBurnie (knee) and Fleck both withdrew from the Scotland squad through injury.
Dean Henderson has already returned fit and well from England duty and Wilder will be hoping Republic of Ireland trio Enda Stevens, John Egan and Callum Robinson do likewise.
Alexandre Lacazette is back in full training with Arsenal, although a decision will be made ahead of Monday Night Football on his inclusion against Sheffield United. Emile Smith-Rowe is also available for selection.
Reiss Nelson (ligaments) remains sidelined and the Arsenal internationals will be assessed for Monday's game when they return to training on Friday.
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- Sheffield United are unbeaten in their last four top-flight home games against Arsenal (W1 D3) since a 0-2 loss in April 1991. However, this is their first such meeting since December 2006.
- Arsenal have played more Premier League games at Bramall Lane without victory than they have any other ground in the competition (3 - D2 L1).
- Sheffield United have lost their last three Premier League home games. They last lost four in a row at home in league competition in April 1965.
- Sheffield United have scored just one goal before half-time in the Premier League this season, fewer than any other side. All seven of their goals have also all been scored by different players, including benefitting from two own goals.
- Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang has scored 49 goals in 75 games for Arsenal in all competitions - a goal here would see him become the sixth fastest player to reach the 50 milestone for the Gunners.
It is a cracking test. I am a big fan of Chris Wilder. I like their energy and dynamic. They have very good variety going forward, while Arsenal defensively are vulnerable too. It is an awkward one.
Alexandre Lacazette will be on the bench which is a good sign. I would like to think Hector Bellerin and Kieran Tierney should start.
Arsenal should be targeting third place with how they have been. They are liable to the counter-attack and you cannot trust the defence, but I expect Arsenal to win.
Sheffield United do not have a lot of goals in them, but they will score. It will be a very exciting on Monday night.
CHARLIE PREDICTS: 2-3 (22/1 with Sky Bet