Arsenal host Sheffield United at the Emirates Stadium this afternoon in the Premier League, with a kick-off time of 15:00, and the referee is Tim Robinson.
The Gunners are currently 3rd and remain unbeaten so far in the Premier League, having picked up 21 points from a possible 27, with a draw at home versus Fulham on the opening day (2-2), a 2-2 draw at home versus Tottenham in September and a 2-2 draw away at Chelsea on October 21st. The visitors, however, sit bottom of the table with just 1 point from a possible 27 and a goal difference of -17, having only scored 7 and conceded 24. The only point The Blades have picked up so far this season came at Bramall Lane at the start of September versus Everton (2-2).
Both sets of teams will be published live below, so refresh the page at 14:00 to view both line-ups and benches.
Arsenal XI: Raya, White, Saliba, Kiwior, Zinchenko, Rice, Smith Rowe, Havertz, Martinelli, Saka (c), Nketiah.
Substitutes: Ramsdale, Gabriel, Tomiyasu, Elneny, Vieira, Jorginho, Trossard, Nelson.
Sheffield United XI: Foderingham, Trusty, Brewster, Hamer, Thomas, Norwood (c), Robinson, Bogle, Souza, Slimane, McAtee.
Substitutes: A. Davies, Baldock, Fleck, Archer, Traoré, Osborn, Oné, Larouci, Brooks.
Referee: Tim Robinson.
Assistant Referee: Edward Smart.
Assistant Referee: Nick Greenhalgh.
Fourth Official: John Busby.
Video Assistant Referee: Michael Salisbury.
Additional Video Assistant Referee: Nick Hopton.
Pre-match views from the forum:
RunTheTrap: “At home against a deep block relegation fodder?
I want Vieira and Havertz in this game to help break Sheffield down. Vieira is one of our best lockpickers and Havertz’s height can be an asset here. There’s no need for Jorginho or Partey for this game. Tomiyasu played well but I’m not sure if he’s durable enough to play two games in a week. This has to be a game where Ødegaard shows us something.”
Tom Mix: “I don’t see any credible narrative which leads to us dropping points here but whilst they are a fairly agricultural side, the West Ham blip apart, they’re not exactly being thrashed either. And this current Arsenal side is not the thrashing type. It takes us too long to dominate games, to create dangerous situations and to score. So I’m going 2-0, would love a 3-0 at least because under certain circumstances that would put us top of the league.
Clearly, they can’t match us for skill but they can try and match us for energy and they’ll all be behind the ball even if they go behind. So this is a game for fresh legs: ESR, Vieira and Nelson definitely. You’re going to see more of Nketiah anyway because Jesus won’t (shouldn’t) play. Trossard as well. I’d like to see Kiwior too, if he doesn’t get minutes in this fixture, when? We need him to be assimilated into our set-up, we don’t have many centre-half options on the bench. Hell, I’d like to see Elneny come on towards the end! Zinchenko should start this one. As should Ramsdale.
The likes of Ødegaard and Saka should start on the bench and only come on if needed as impact subs.”