Sheffield United vs Arsenal preview: Prediction, team news & lineups

  • Arsenal travel to Bramall Lane on Monday night
  • Gunners have won six straight in the Premier League
  • Mikel Arteta could welcome several back from injury

Can Arsenal make it seven straight on Monday night?
Can Arsenal make it seven straight on Monday night? / Justin Setterfield/GettyImages
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Arsenal make their Monday night bow this season as they travel to a struggling Sheffield United side.

After overcoming a fairly woeful run of form to end 2023, the Gunners have emerged as the league's hottest side in 2024. Mikel Arteta's men have won six straight domestic fixtures by an aggregate score of 26-3. They were imperious again last weekend as they thrashed Newcastle 4-1 in the wake of their Champions League defeat to FC Porto.

Arsenal are back on the road this weekend as they visit Bramall Lane. Eddie Nketiah was the hero in the reverse fixture as he scored his maiden Premier League hat-trick in a 5-0 win.

The Blades have endured a wretched return to the top flight, with Chris Wilder returning as manager in December. The newly promoted side are bound for the drop and have been battered 5-0 in their two previous home fixtures.


Sheffield United vs Arsenal preview

Eddie Nketiah
Eddie Nketiah scored his first Premier league hat-trick in the reverse fixture / Marc Atkins/GettyImages

Here's our preview of Arsenal's Monday night fixture.


How to watch Sheffield United vs Arsenal on TV

  • When is kick-off? Monday 4 March
  • What time is kick-off? 20:00 (GMT)
  • Where is it played? Bramall Lane
  • TV channel/live stream? Sky Ultra HD, SKY GO Extra, Sky Sports Main Event, Sky Sports Premier League (UK) / nbcsports.com, NBC Sports App, UNIVERSO NOW, Telemundo Deportes En Vivo, USA Network, UNIVERSO (US) / fuboTV (Canada)
  • Referee? Sam Barrott

Sheffield United team news

Wilder has received a double injury boost ahead of Monday's game. Ben Brereton Diaz and George Baldock are both set to return to the matchday squad, with the latter being absent since the end of December.

Oli McBurnie has recovered from a calf injury, and the boss will hope that Cameron Archer, who's been dealing with a muscle issue, will be fit enough to feature.

Mason Holgate is suspended after his horror tackle on Brighton's Kaoru Mitoma two weeks ago.


Arsenal team news

Jurrien Timber
Jurrien Timber is back in Arsenal training / Visionhaus/GettyImages

The Gunners have also received their fair share of injury boosts heading into this fixture. Gabriel Jesus was back on the bench last weekend and is in contention for a start on Monday, as is Thomas Partey, who is finally set to return to the matchday squad for the first time since April.

Arteta is also hopeful about the statuses of Oleksandr Zinchenko and Takehiro Tomiyasu.

Jurrien Timber is back in training, but his return is still some way away yet.


Sheffield United vs Arsenal predicted lineups

Sheffield United: Grbic; Ahmedhodzic, Trusty, Robinson; Bogle, Norwood, Sousa, Hamer, Larouci; McAtee, McBurnie.

Arsenal: Raya; White, Saliba, Gabriel, Kiwior; Rice, Jorginho, Odegaard; Saka, Havertz, Martinelli.


Sheffield United's recent form

Date

Result

Competition

25/02/24

Wolves 1-0 Sheffield United

Premier League

18/02/24

Sheffield United 0-5 Brighton

Premier League

10/02/24

Luton Town 1-3 Sheffield United

Premier League

03/02/24

Sheffield United 0-5 Aston Villa

Premier League

30/01/24

Crystal Palace 3-2 Sheffield United

Premier League


Arsenal's recent form

Date

Result

Competition

24/02/24

Arsenal 4-1 Newcastle

Premier League

21/02/24

FC Porto 1-0 Arsenal

Champions League

17/02/24

Burnley 0-5 Arsenal

Premier League

11/02/24

West Ham 0-6 Arsenal

Premier League

04/02/24

Arsenal 3-1 Liverpool

Premier League


Sheffield United vs Arsenal score prediction

Arsenal will be expected to cruise on Monday night against a Sheffield United side that will merely aim to contain and counter-attack.

However, the Gunners have been dealing with such threats all season, and although they offered a spark at Molineux last weekend, it's hard to envisage the hosts giving David Ryaa much to think about. Their moments will be limited.

But, you never know, A hint of complacency could creep into Arsenal's game, but they should secure a comfortable win nonetheless.

Prediction: Sheffield United 1-3 Arsenal


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