Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang starts the first of his three match ban as Arsenal take on Sheffield United at the Emirates.
The Blades are flying high under Chris Wilder in their first return to the top flight since 2006/07.
Not even a win for 10th place Arsenal will see Mikel Arteta’s side overtake Sheffield United who are four points ahead in 6th.
Arsneal have been in the market for a left-back and appear to be edging closer to a deal for PSG defender Layvin Kurzawa.
In the mean time, 18-year-old winger Bukayo Saka is likely to come in at full-back once again for today’s clash, replacing Sead Kolasinac who has a thigh problem.
Lucas Torreira and Hector Bellerin are also struggling for fitness
As for the visitors, Wilder has reported no fresh fitness concerns ahead of the match.
United beat Arsenal 1-0 in the reverse fixture earlier this season and are bidding for a double against Mikel Arteta’s side.