Premier League

How Arsenal could line up versus Sheffield Utd

The Gunners progressed in the League Cup during the week, but will welcome back a number of first-teamers for league duty

 
11:00am on Saturday 3rd October 2020
By
Martin Macdonald

Despite implementing a number of expected changes during the week, Arsenal impressively defeated Liverpool on penalties to progress to the next round of the League Cup.

Star player Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang was rested for cup duty, while Alexandre Lacazette only featured for a few minutes, meaning they should be fighting fit to return to the starting XI versus Sheffield Utd.

Manager Mikel Arteta is starting to have options in certain areas which he didn't have previously.

Arsenal: Squad, FC Ratings, Matches, Formations

David Luiz played in the league last weekend, but new signing Gabriel featured in the Cup, so the Spaniard will have to choose between these two to partner Kieran Tierney and Rob Holding in the back three.

Pablo Mari and Emile Smith Rowe should return to full training by the end of the international break, but Shkodran Mustafi, Calum Chambers and Gabriel Martinelli remain on the long-term injury list.

Against Liverpool in the League Cup, Arteta changed to a 4-2-3-1 formation, but expect him to revert to his usual 3-4-3 now the Gunners are back to league duty.

Predicted Arsenal XI v Sheffield Utd

AFC - Football tactics and formations

Latest news

Champions League

Cristian Romero: The latest Atalanta gem who shut down Liverpool

The young Argentine, who was signed on loan from Juventus over the summer, recently silenced Mohamed Salah and Sadio Mane.

  • 10 minutes
Neymar

Neymar thinks 'change of attitude' saved PSG's Champions League dream

The Brazilian was in fine form for the Ligue 1 champions, scoring two against Manchester United at Old Trafford

  • 4 hours
Lionel Messi

Messi missing matches is a sign that his Barcelona career is over

The Argentine wants to play every minute. But now it seems as if he is conserving his energy for what comes next, post-Camp Nou

  • 5 hours
Champions League

Real Madrid: The results that will secure their Champions League knockout place

Champions League Group B will go down to the wire between Real Madrid, Borussia Monchengladbach, Inter and Shakhtar Donetsk

  • 5 hours
Team of the Week

Champions League Team of the Week: Dembele, Giroud and Neymar on fire

The front three were in sensational form and effectively decided the matches for their respective teams

  • 6 hours
Transfers

Neymar: Next year, I want to play with Messi

The Brazilian dropped a bombshell after his performance against Manchester United for PSG - but where will he team with the Argentine?

  • 13 hours

Most read