• Bukayo Saka 61'
  • Nicolas Pépé 64'
2
Regular Season
Finished
  • David McGoldrick 84'
1
ARS
SHU
KO
  • Not great from Berge. He lunges after the ball in midfield and catches Aubameyang's ankle. It is a booking for the Blades man.
    Sheffield United
    Yellow card
    SHU - Sander Berge
    38'
HT
  • The first change of the game sees Sheffield United replace one Scotland striker with another. Burke heads off as McBurnie is introduced.
    Sheffield United
    Sheffield United
    Substitution
    Substitution - Out14 - Oliver Burke
    Substitution - In9 - Oliver McBurnie
    56'
  • Arsenal respond with a substitution of their own. Pepe is introduced in place of Nketiah, presumably allowing Aubameyang to move central.
    Arsenal
    Arsenal
    Substitution
    Substitution - Out30 - Eddie Nketiah
    Substitution - In19 - Nicolas Pépé
    58'
  • GOOAAALLLL!!! SAKA! That's more like it! 1-0 Arsenal! Saka, called up to the England squad this week, is unmarked at the back post to nod into the top-left corner after a brilliant, flowing move down the Arsenal right. Arteta fistpumps as the Gunners finally get their breakthrough!
    Arsenal
    Goal
    ARS - Bukayo Saka
    61'
  • The Blades react to going behind with a midfield change. Fleck is on for Osborn.
    Sheffield United
    Sheffield United
    Substitution
    Substitution - Out23 - Ben Osborn
    Substitution - In4 - John Fleck
    63'
  • GOOAAALLLL!!! PEPE! Wonderful goal! 2-0 Arsenal! What a spell! Pepe, not long off the bench, trades passes with Bellerin down the right and drives towards the box before placing a fine low finish beyond Ramsdale, clipping the post on its way in.
    Arsenal
    Goal
    ARS - Nicolas Pépé
    64'
  • Sheffield United are going for it! Basham makes way for Sharp. The service to the forward must improve, though.
    Sheffield United
    Sheffield United
    Substitution
    Substitution - Out6 - Chris Basham
    Substitution - In10 - Billy Sharp
    76'
  • A strong Ceballos performance comes to an end as Xhaka is introduced.
    Arsenal
    Arsenal
    Substitution
    Substitution - Out8 - Dani Ceballos
    Substitution - In34 - Granit Xhaka
    81'
  • GOOAAALLLL!!! MCGOLDRICK! Sheffield United pull it back to 2-1! This is the Blades' first goal of the season and might just set up a dramatic finish... McGoldrick has the ball on the edge of the box and, with little else on, shapes a wonderful left-footed effort into the bottom-left corner.
    Sheffield United
    Goal
    SHU - David McGoldrick
    84'
  • Saka, the scorer of the opener, makes way for Maitland-Niles, his new England team-mate.
    Arsenal
    Arsenal
    Substitution
    Substitution - Out7 - Bukayo Saka
    Substitution - In15 - Ainsley Maitland-Niles
    87'
FT
Arsenal
Match stats
Sheffield United
65%
Possession
35%
6
Shots
6
5
Shots (On goal)
2
2
Corners
4
1
Saves
3
3
Fouls
9

Line-ups

1
Bernd Leno
2
Héctor Bellerín
23
David Luiz
6
Gabriel Magalhães
3
Kieran Tierney
25
Mohamed Elneny
8
Dani Ceballos
7
Bukayo Saka
12
Willian
30
Eddie Nketiah
14
Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang
Arsenal
4-3-3
1
Aaron Ramsdale
6
Chris Basham
12
John Egan
19
Jack Robinson
7
John Lundstram
8
Sander Berge
23
Ben Osborn
2
George Baldock
3
Enda Stevens
14
Oliver Burke
17
David McGoldrick
Sheffield United
3-5-2

Team stats

Arsenal

GoalkeepersGGCSAV
011
ForwardsGGASFCFW
00000
00211
Eddie Nketiah
58'
00100
MidfieldersGGASFCFW
00000
Bukayo Saka
87'
61'
10104
81'
00001
SubstitutesGGASFCFW
58'(Eddie Nketiah)
64'
10100
81'(Dani Ceballos)
00000
87'(Bukayo Saka)
00000
00000
Joe Willock
00000
00000
000--

Sheffield United

GoalkeepersGGCSAV
023
ForwardsGGASFCFW
84'
10212
56'
00010
MidfieldersGGASFCFW
01020
00000
00110
00010
63'
00000
DefendersGGASFCFW
00000
00020
76'
00011
SubstitutesGGASFCFW
56'(Oliver Burke)
00100
63'(Ben Osborn)
00000
76'(Chris Basham)
00000
00000
00000
00000
000--

Team Ranks

Arsenal
Match stats
Sheffield United
65%
Possession
35%
6
Shots
6
5
Shots (On goal)
2
2
Corners
4
1
Saves
3
3
Fouls
9