Sheffield United vs Arsenal
Bramall Lane, Sheffield
Monday, 21-10-2019 @10pm
Referee: Mike Dean
With Chelsea and Leicester City winning on Saturday, Arsenal will be hoping to return to third spot on Monday night when they travel away to Sheffield United.
The Gunners start the day in fith spot, two points off third and a win will see them climb back ahead of both Chelsea and Leicester City.
They will be high on confidence as they are unbeaten in any of their last 5 league games since losing 3-1 away to Liverpool.
For Sheffield, they are eying a return to winning ways after taking just a point from their last two games. They lost 1-0 at home to Liverpool before drawing 0-0 at Watford.
Their last victory in the league came in a 2-0 victory away to Everton on September 21st.
Sheffield United manager Chris Wilder will give John Fleck, Oli McBurnie and David McGoldrick every opportunity to prove their fitness. All three had to pull out of international duty because of injury.
Arsenal striker Alexandre Lacazette faces a fitness test on the ankle problem that has ruled him out since the start of September. Reiss Nelson, who has a knee ligament injury, will not return to training until November.
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.