Arsenal boss expects “tough night” against Sheffield United

Sheffield United host an in-form Arsenal side vying for the Premier League title on Monday night.

The Blades have conceded five goals in their last three home matches in all competitions. Meanwhile, the Gunners have been on fire scoring 15 goals in their last three league matches, while conceding just once. 11 of those goals have come away from home – Sheffield United supporters may be fearing the worst for Monday’s game.

Mikel Arteta provided insights, during his pre-match press conference, ahead of Arsenal’s upcoming Monday night clash at Bramall Lane against Sheffield United.

“They’re a really difficult team to beat. 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.”

Many are anticipating a blow-out and who can blame them based on the evidence. However, it was at the business end last term (February and beyond) where Arteta’s men let vital points slip away – losing twice (Everton away, Nottingham Forest away) and drawing once (Southampton at home) against teams in the bottom five. They went on to avenge the Everton loss while narrowly scraping past Leicester away from home.