Fri. Jun 25th, 2021

Arsenal vs Sheffield United

Arsenal are set to welcome Sheffield United to the Emirates on Sunday afternoon.

The Gunners will no doubt head into the tie brimming with confidence after a solid start to 2020/21 under Mikel Arteta.

The north Londoners secured their spot in the League Cup quarter-finals earlier this week, seeing off Liverpool in the process.

Arsenal have also been in top form in the league, with their only blemish on an otherwise perfect record a 3-1 loss away at Anfield.

Sheffield United, on the other hand, are winless in their first three league ties of 2020/21 and are actually yet to register a single goal in the English top-flight this season.

Arteta on transfers

Ahead of the clash with the Blades, Mikel Arteta has recently spoken to the media.

During his pre-Sheffield United presser a number of topics were discussed, one of which surrounded transfers.

Arsenal have already done some solid business this term brining in Gabriel, Willian and Dani Ceballos, the latter of which re-joined on loan.

But the north Londoners do not seem to be done on the transfer front just yet, with links to Lyon standout Housman Aouar continuing to persist.

However, with the window set to slam shut on October 5th, the Gunners are running out of time to land the Frenchman.

But should Arsenal indeed fail to land anyone else in the next few days, Arteta does seem quite happy with the club’s current business and their approach to transfers.

When asked whether he would be happy with the squad if nobody else was signed, Arteta stated:

“I am very happy because the way we are acting and the way we are approaching and doing the processes around the market, around the squad and the communication link that we have at the moment between myself, Edu, the board and the ownership is really good and I’m really satisfied.

“And I know that we are all trying our best to improve the team and try to take the direction to achieve the goals that we want.

“After, to achieve it or not, sometimes in a deal a lot of things are happening and you have three or four parties that have to be involved in it, but we are trying our best and I am really happy with the way this link and communication is flowing at the moment.”

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