Arsenal will be looking to bounce back from last weekend’s defeat at Liverpool when they host pointless Sheffield United on Sunday.
The Gunners started the new season in good form but were well beaten at Anfield.
They will be confident of hitting back when they host a Blades side who are yet to claim a point this term.
Chris Wilder and co have lost to Wolves, Aston Villa and Leeds and must start finding some form.
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Arsenal v Sheffield United: Date and kick-off time
This match will be held at the Emirates on Sunday, October 4 and will kick-off at 2pm.
This fixture ended in a 1-1 draw last season after Gabriel Martinelli’s opener was cancelled out by John Fleck.
The Blades have not won away to Arsenal since a 1-0 victory in August 1971.
Arsenal v Sheffield United: TV channel and live stream
The game is being broadcast on Sky Sports Main Event and Sky Sports Premier League from 1pm.
Sky Sports customers can live stream this via the app using their mobile, tablet or computer devices.
If not, you can purchase a Sky Sports Day Pass from NowTV for £8.99.
Arsenal v Sheffield United: Team news
Arsenal have no fresh injury concerns to deal with and Sokratis Papastathopoulos is fit again following a calf problem.
Cedric Soares is also fit again but fellow defenders Shkodran Mustafi, Pablo Mari and Calum Chambers remain out.
Simon Moore, Jack O’Connell and Lys Mousset are still out for Sheffield United.
The Blades will welcome back John Egan who has completed a one-game ban.
Arsenal v Sheffield United: Match stats and facts
- Arsenal’s last victory over Sheffield United in the Premier League was back in September 2006 (3-0) – they are winless in their three meetings in the competition since (D1 L2), with their only goal in this run coming in the 1-1 draw at the Emirates last season.
- Sheffield United are looking to go four consecutive top-flight games without defeat against Arsenal for the first time since March 1965 (five games – W2 D3).
- At home, Arsenal are unbeaten in their last 10 league meetings with Sheffield United (W8 D2) since a 0-1 loss in August 1971.
- Sheffield United are unbeaten in their last nine league games in London (W4 D5), the Blades’ longest ever run without defeat in the capital.
- After losing all three of their home league games in December 2019, Arsenal are now unbeaten in their last 10 at the Emirates (W8 D2). Arsenal have only failed to score in three of their last 72 home league games, with all of those coming against Man City.
- Sheffield United have only lost each of their first four games to a league season twice before, in 1995-96 (second tier) and 1966-67 (top-flight). They’ve never previously failed to score in each of their opening four league games in a single campaign before.
- Sheffield United have lost each of their last six Premier League games – only once in their history have they lost more consecutive league games, losing seven in a row between August-September 1975 in the top-flight.
- Arsenal are unbeaten in their last 40 Premier League home games against sides starting the day in the relegation zone (W38 D2) since a 0-1 loss against West Ham in April 2007. Arsenal’s current streak is the longest ever such unbeaten run in the competition.
- Alexandre Lacazette has scored in each of Arsenal’s three league games this season – the last player to score in the Gunners’ first four games in a league season was Olivier Giroud in 2013-14.
- Sheffield United are the only top-flight English side Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang has faced with Arsenal and not scored against in all competitions.