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Arsenal v Sheffield United: everything points to a draw


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By Bulldog Drummond

As we have said so many times before, what has salvaged Arsenal’s season in the last few years has been an excellent home form counteracting a poor away form.  Unfortunately this season our home form has diminished along with the ability to get results away.

Here’s the current league table based on home games only…

Team P W D L F A GD Pts
1 Liverpool 11 11 0 0 29 9 20 33
2 Manchester City 11 8 1 2 29 10 19 25
3 Leicester City 11 7 2 2 20 11 9 23
4 Manchester United 11 6 4 1 24 10 14 22
5 Tottenham Hotspur 11 6 2 3 21 11 10 20
6 Everton 11 6 2 3 13 11 2 20
7 Chelsea 11 5 2 4 14 10 4 17
8 Sheffield United 11 5 2 4 13 10 3 17
9 Wolverhampton Wanderers 11 4 5 2 17 15 2 17
10 Brighton and Hove Albion 11 4 4 3 15 12 3 16
11 Arsenal 11 4 4 3 17 17 0 16

As can be seen, we are now to be measured against the likes of Brighton and Hove Albion in terms of our home form, and this is the form that must improve if we are to stand any chance of creeping back into the European places.

Meanwhile Sheffield United’s away form takes them into the top six when measured on that attribute alone.

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Team P W D L F A GD Pts
1 Liverpool 10 9 1 0 21 5 16 28
2 Manchester City 11 7 1 3 33 15 18 22
3 Leicester City 11 7 1 3 27 10 17 22
4 Chelsea 11 7 1 3 25 19 6 22
5 Southampton 11 5 2 4 16 14 2 17
6 Sheffield United 11 3 6 2 11 11 0 15

Interestingly both Arsenal at home and Sheffield United away have a goal difference of zero, which suggests a draw as the result of this match.  However Arsenal have scored 17 at home to Sheffield United’s 11 (and of course conceded likewise) which suggests either team could edge the victory by one goal.  On these figures the best we can hope for is 2-1 to Arsenal, the worst a 1-2 defeat.

Looking at the last ten games Arsenal’s form is uninspiring

Date Game Res Score Competition
05 Dec 2019 Arsenal v Brighton and Hove Albion L 1-2 Premier League
09 Dec 2019 West Ham United v Arsenal W 1-3 Premier League
12 Dec 2019 Standard Liège v Arsenal D 2-2 Europa League
15 Dec 2019 Arsenal v Manchester City L 0-3 Premier League
21 Dec 2019 Everton v Arsenal D 0-0 Premier League
26 Dec 2019 AFC Bournemouth v Arsenal D 1-1 Premier League
29 Dec 2019 Arsenal v Chelsea L 1-2 Premier League
01 Jan 2020 Arsenal v Manchester United W 2-0 Premier League
06 Jan 2020 Arsenal v Leeds United W 1-0 FA Cup
11 Jan 2020 Crystal Palace v Arsenal D 1-1 Premier League

Three wins, three defeats and four draws again emphasising the suggestion of a draw in this game.  But we are unbeaten in the last three.

Sheffield United’s results in the last ten give them five wins, three defeats and two draws, however their victories have all been at home except for a win against relegation threatened Norwich City.

Date Game Res Score Competition
01 Dec 2019 Wolverhampton Wanderers v Sheffield United D 1-1 Premier League
05 Dec 2019 Sheffield United v Newcastle United L 0-2 Premier League
08 Dec 2019 Norwich City v Sheffield United W 1-2 Premier League
14 Dec 2019 Sheffield United v Aston Villa W 2-0 Premier League
21 Dec 2019 Brighton and Hove Albion v Sheffield United W 0-1 Premier League
26 Dec 2019 Sheffield United v Watford D 1-1 Premier League
29 Dec 2019 Manchester City v Sheffield United L 2-0 Premier League
02 Jan 2020 Liverpool v Sheffield United L 2-0 Premier League
05 Jan 2020 Sheffield United v AFC Fylde W 2-1 FA Cup
10 Jan 2020 Sheffield United v West Ham United W 1-0 Premier League

Finally the head to head – the one set of statistics that can give Arsenal some real reason to be positive at this time, especially with the current line up problems.

Date Game Res Score Competition
17 Jan 1996 Sheffield United v Arsenal L 1-0 FA Cup
23 Feb 1999 Arsenal v Sheffield United W 2-1 FA Cup
13 Apr 2003 Arsenal v Sheffield United W 1-0 FA Cup
19 Feb 2005 Arsenal v Sheffield United D 1-1 FA Cup
01 Mar 2005 Sheffield United v Arsenal W 0-0 FA Cup
23 Sep 2006 Arsenal v Sheffield United W 3-0 Premier League
30 Dec 2006 Sheffield United v Arsenal L 1-0 Premier League
31 Oct 2007 Sheffield United v Arsenal W 0-3 League Cup
23 Sep 2008 Arsenal v Sheffield United W 6-0 League Cup
21 Oct 2019 Sheffield United v Arsenal L 1-0 Premier League

Sheffield United have not won at Arsenal in this run of games.  In fact the last time they won at Arsenal’s home was a 0-1 victory on 24 August 1971, when Arsenal had just become double winners.

More on the match and the team picks, tomorrow

6 comments to Arsenal v Sheffield United: everything points to a draw

  • Neil Fitt

    I hope nobody has told Martinelli that this is supposed to be a draw!
    I expect him to grab his chance with both feet and head!

  • Gord

    The U23 are in action (Premier League International Cup) against Leicester. Unlike the senior team, they got a penalty and currently lead 1-0 (courtesy to Fo.Lo).

    COYYG!

  • Gord

    Congratulations to the U23, winning their game 3-0 (2 goals in second half).

  • Gord

    OT: Handball

    From: League Managers Association

    To: IFAB

    Subject: Handball

    We would like to point out that we do not like how the handball rule is working out.

    What we propose, is that if the ball accidentally hits the hand of a player and subsequently goes into the net; that a goal be credited unless the player in question is from Arsenal (and then it is a free kick to the opposing team from that spot).

    As you might expect, Arsenal is the only team who voted against this interpretation of the laws.

    However, since so many other interpretations of the game by Mike Riley and PGMO have an Arsenal version and a rest of league version; we thought this would work wonderfully.

  • Gord

    I hope all the fans, in unison, tell the dishonest prick to get off our pitch.

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