Sheffield United vs Arsenal LIVE commentary: Gunners can’t stop scoring with Blades on brink of horror record – kick-off time, team news and talkSPORT coverage

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Arsenal will travel to take on Sheffield United on Monday night, aiming to keep up their incredible form, live on talkSPORT.

The Gunners have won every game so far in 2024, scoring 25 goals in that time and remaining within two points of Premier League leaders Liverpool. 

Arsenal have been unstoppable this year

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Arsenal have been unstoppable this yearCredit: Getty

Mikel Arteta has his side flying and they now come up against bottom-of-the-table opposition as they look for another three points. 

The Blades are coming off the back of too embarrassing home defeats and will be concerned that another might be on its way. 

Sheffield United vs Arsenal: Bloodbath? 

Sheffield United have conceded 66 goals in total this season…

That is the most at this stage of a top-flight campaign since Ipswich in 1964. 

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Chris Wilder’s side have conceded eight goals more than any other team and their past few games haven’t helped. 

The Blades have lost their last three home games in all competitions 5-0, 5-0, 5-2, with no English side ever losing four home games in a row while conceding five goals. 

They’ll want to avoid setting that atrocious record but unfortunately, there is a real chance of it happening. 

Arsenal have won 6-0 and 5-0 in their last two away games and can become the first team in history to win three in a row by five or more goals with another battering. 

It's likely to be one-way traffic at Bramall Lane

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It’s likely to be one-way traffic at Bramall Lane
  • In all competitions, Arsenal have won three of their last four away games against Sheffield United (L1), as many as their previous 12 beforehand (D5 L4). Indeed, the Gunners could win three successive away games against the Blades for the very first time.
  • Sheffield United have lost each of their last three Premier League games against Arsenal by an aggregate score of 10-1. They had only lost two of their previous nine league games versus the Gunners before this (W2 D5).

Sheffield United vs Arsenal: Team news

Mason Holgate is suspended for United after his horror tackle against Brighton. 

But Ben Brereton Diaz and Cameron Archer could be back after both suffering issues in recent weeks. 

As for Arsenal, Thomas Partey is expected to be part of the squad after taking part in training for the last couple of weeks. 

Oleksandr Zinchenko and Takehiro Tomiyasu could both be fit to return too, depending on whether they complete sessions over the weekend, but Jurrien Timber remains unavailable.

On whether Gabriel Jesus is fit to start, Arteta added: “Well he’s fit enough, but knowing how long he will last is something different probably, but we didn’t want to take any risks after the result that we had against Newcastle. Obviously, we need him fit.

“He’s a massive player for us and we want to make sure that now we load the players in the right way.”

Partey is expected back in the squad on Monday

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Partey is expected back in the squad on MondayCredit: Getty
  • Arsenal’s Bukayo Saka has scored in each of his last five Premier League games, netting twice in each of his last two away from home (vs West Ham and Burnley). Only Dennis Bergkamp (September 1997) and Harry Kane (September 2017) have ever scored 2+ goals in three consecutive away appearances.
  • Oliver McBurnie has either scored (4) or assisted (1) in each of his last five home Premier League games, netting in each of his last four at Bramall Lane, although Sheffield United have failed to win any of those five matches (D2 L3).
  • Sheffield United defender Anel Ahmedhodzic has ended on the losing side in 16 of his 20 Premier League appearances so far (W2 D2). In Premier League history, only three players have lost more of their first 20 matches: Juninho Bacuna, Josip Drmic and Oliver Burke (all 17).

Sheffield United vs Arsenal: What has been said? 

Arteta has been speaking about Sheffield United and the threat they will pose despite their woeful record this season. 

“They’re a really difficult team to beat,” he told his pre-match press conference.  

“I’ve watched four or five games now with the City game, the way they started against Villa, and then obviously the game took a different route, but as you mentioned they are extremely well coached. 

“I know Chris really well and I admire his teams, a lot of things that he does with them. 

“It will be Monday night football and it’s going to be a tough night.”

Sheffield United have had a terrible season but Arteta doesn't think it will be easy

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Sheffield United have had a terrible season but Arteta doesn’t think it will be easyCredit: Getty

Sheffield United vs Arsenal: talkSPORT coverage 

This Premier League clash will take place on Monday, March 4. 

Kick-off at Bramall Lane is scheduled for 8pm. 

talkSPORT will have EXCLUSIVE live coverage of the game presented by Adrian Durham. 

Commentary will come from Sam Matterface and former England midfielder Danny Murphy. 

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