" Arsenal v Sheffield United: match preview

 One of Arsenal's repeated failures last season was to sideline supposedly inferior opponents once they had their nose in front. Sheffield United's last visit to the Emirates in January was a case in point; John Fleck scored an almost deserved draw and the hosts' problems became great. They look better now, but Mikel Arteta believes Sunday's opponents have "deserved much more" than three defeats in a row. With both teams in a state of suspended animation before the transfer deadline, it could be a cautious afternoon. Nick ames

Sunday 2pm Sky Sports Premier League

Emirates Stadium

Last season Arsenal 1 Sheffield United 1

Referee Lee Mason

This season G1 Y3 R0 3 cards / set

Odds H 1-2 A 6-1 D 3-1


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Subs of Rúnarsson, Macey, Saliba, Gabriel, Soares, Papastathopoulos, Kolasinac, Torreira, Elneny, Guendouzi, Willock, Nelson, Pépé, Maitland-Niles, Özil, Nketiah

Doubtful papastathopoulos (calf)

Mustafi injured (thigh, October 17), Smith Rowe (shoulder, October 17), Marí (ankle, October 17), Martinelli (knee, January)

Discipline Y4 R0

WWL form

Top scorer Lacazette 3


Subs of Foderingham, Fleck, Bogle, Burke, Jagielka, Rodwell, Sharp, Lowe, Robinson, Osborn

Doubtful None

Injured Moore (toe, unknown), Mousset (toe, unknown), O'Connell (knee, unknown)

Discipline Y5 R1

Form LLL

Top scorer n / a

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