The 4-2-1-3 Formation That Will Suit Arsenal Against Sheffield United

Arsenal host Sheffield United at the Emirates Stadium this Saturday. It will be Mikel Arteta’s sixth math in charge and his third at home. Below, we look at how the Gunners could line up.


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Bernd Leno starts in goal as he has in every other Premier League match this season. At right-back, Ainsley Maitland Niles has done nothing to lose his spot and that was affirmed when he kept Wilfred Zaha silent last time out.

Bukayo Saka should come in to replace the injured Kolasinac while David Luiz and Sokratis continue with their improving partnership at center back.


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Lucas Torreira came off at half time against crystal Palace but Mikel Arteta revealed that he trained this week which means he is fit enough to start as the Defensive midfielder.

Torreira enjoys a very good double pivot alongside Granit Xhaka who will partner him with Xhaka licensed to roam forward when Arsenal is attacking.

Meanwhile, despite scoring no goals so far this season, Mesut Ozil should start in the attacking midfield position.


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Pierre Emerick Aubameyang is suspended for the clash so Gabriele Martinelli takes his spot on the right-wing. The Young Brazilian has started two league matches this and has one goal and an assist in the competition.

Nicholas Pepe has been hot and cold so far this season but showed great signs of improvements in the past few weeks, he retains his right-wing position.

Alexandre Lacazette will have his chance to end his woeful run of form with the French striker the automatic first choice in the number nine role.

Starting XI: Leno, Niles, Saka, Sokratis, David Luiz, Torreira, Xhaka, Ozil, Pepe, Martinelli, Lacazette.

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