Arsenal v Sheffield United – Preview

Arsenal’s deplorable performance when these teams last met, in a 1-0 home win for Sheffield United on 21 October 2019, was one of the showings that set Unai Emery’s transfer in train.

On this beautiful day in north London, Mike Dean made his 500th Premier League game.

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There was an early booking for Oliver Norwood after he cynically took down Lacazette. (4 mins).

There was a big chance for Sheffield United to open the scoring. Mousset meets a cross with a header, but he only directs it over the bar. (8 mins).

In the 45th minute, there was a major key event where Martinelli scored the first goal for Arsenal. It was Saka who played the ball in, and Martinelli converted it to give the home side the advantage.

Martinelli converts to give the home side the advantage
Martinelli converts to give the home side the advantage.

In the 69th minute, There was a huge penalty shout for Arsenal! Pepe was taken down by O’Connell and it looked a stonewall pen but Mike Dean waved it away, VAR took a look and decided no spot-kick. (That was a penalty for us).

Huge penalty shout for Arsenal! Pepe was taken down by O’Conne
Huge penalty shout for Arsenal! Pepe was taken down by O’Connell

Incase Sheffield United ended up getting something from this game. That penalty call will be a huge talking point. We can’t understand why it wasn’t given.

In the 83rd minute, Sheffield United’s Fleck was the man who brought them level with a strike from inside the box. (Goal..). This goal really stunned the Emirates with only 7 minutes remaining.

Here is everything you need to know about the match.


Referee:  Mike Dean


Arsenal v Sheffield United
Premier League
Emirates Stadium
Saturday, January 18, 18.30 pm GMT


Arsenal 1 : 0 Sheffield United

Sheffield United’s outstanding first season back in the Premier League continued as John Fleck hit a late equalizer at Arsenal. This has enabled them to keep the sixth-placed Blades four points clear of the Gunners.


Arsenal 1 : 1 Sheffield United

Below is the match Line Up
ArsenalSheffield United
1 Leno1 Henderson
15 Maitland-Niles2 Baldock
20 Mustafi6 Basham
23 Luiz12 Egan
77 Saka5 O'Connell
11 Torreira3 Stevens
34 Xhaka7 Lundstram
19 Pepe4 Fleck
10 Ozil16 Norwood
35 Martinelli9 McBurnie
9 Lacazette22 Mousset
2 Bellerin10 Sharp
8 Ceballos11 Robinson
16 Holding15 Jagielka
26 Martinez18 Freeman
28 Willock21 Verrips
29 Guendouzi23 Osborn
30 Nketiah27 Besic
Mikel Arteta Chris Wilder

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