Sky Sports pundit predicts Sheffield United vs Arsenal

Sheffield United find themselves at the bottom of the table heading into Monday night’s game with Arsenal, and this week, with Everton’s points deduction reduced to just six, the challenge for United in terms of survival has become even tougher.

For Arsenal, the situation stands in stark contrast to United’s struggles. Mikel Arteta’s team have been in scintillating form, netting 19 goals in their last four matches alone. They dismantled West Ham with six goals, followed by five against Burnley, and then clinched a commanding victory over Newcastle last weekend, where they could have easily scored more than four.

Sheffield United vs Arsenal: Pundit prediction

The Blades are fully aware that they face a daunting challenge under the floodlights, and former Gunner Paul Merson has forecasted a familiar narrative for them.

In his column for Sportskeeda, ex-Arsenal man Merson leaves no doubt about who he believes will emerge victorious this weekend.

While Merson has shown some generosity toward United by predicting a 3-0 scoreline in their favour, he acknowledged that the score line could vary significantly.

“They’ve been absolutely magnificent since the turn of the year and are scoring goals for fun! Again, I’ll stop at three, but I think it could be any score line here.”

Earlier this season, United suffered a resounding 5-0 defeat at The Emirates when Paul Heckingbottom was at the helm.

However, under Chris Wilder’s leadership in the 2019/2020 season, United managed to secure a victory against Arsenal at Bramall Lane, with Lys Mousset scoring the winning goal. Nevertheless, Arsenal have dominated in their five encounters since then. Sheffield United fans will likely view anything other than a heavy defeat on Monday as a relative success.

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