FA Cup: Sheffield United Vs Arsenal Preview

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After gaining four points from the Gunners in the 2019-20 season of the English Premier League, Sheffield United will be hosting Arsenal in the quarter-finals of the FA Cup today.

After progressing to this stage of the competition, courtesy of 2-0 win over Portsmouth Arsenal will look to continue to build momentum in the against Sheffield United that has been struggling since the restart of action after the coronavirus break. The Blades played a goalless draw against Aston Villa before being mauled by Manchester United a3-0 at the Old Trafford.

Contrastingly, Arsenal recently bounced back from two successive defeats in the league against Manchester City and Brighton before defeating Southampton 2-0, which boosted their hope of European football. The FA Cup is also another avenue to secure passage into the second-tier club competition. So, expectedly, Arsenal will want to put all seriousness into the competition that could earn Mikel Arteta his first trophy.

So, Arsenal will be brewing with confidence as they travel to Bramall Lane for the match scheduled for 1 pm BST kick-off on Sunday, June 28, 2020.

Likely starting line up: Sheffield United Vs. Arsenal

Dean Henderson is expected to be back between the sticks for the side after he was dropped out of the team last time out, unable to play against parent club Manchester United.

Jack O’Connell, a vital component of Sheffield United’s defense this season, is expected to slot in after missing the last three games following the Premier League’s return, alongside John Egan, who has also finished serving a suspension.

Lacazette

Alexandre Lacazette getting ready for Sheffield

Arsenal, on the other hand, will have David Luiz back available after serving a two-match ban for being red-carded in the 3-0 defeat against Manchester City, while Bernd Leno, Calum Chambers, Gabriel Martinelli, and Pablo Mari all out injured.

The return of Lucas Torreira and Cedric Soares is a huge boost for Arteta. The Portugues who joined the club initially on loan may be in line to make his Arsenal debut.

Sheffield United possible starting lineup:

Henderson; Basham, Egan, O’Connell; Baldock, Freeman, Norwood, Besic, Osborn; McBurnie, Sharp

Arsenal possible starting lineup:

Martinez; Maitland-Niles, Sokratis, Holding, Saka; Xhaka, Guendouzi; Nelson, Willock, Aubameyang; Lacazette.

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