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Last updated : 22 September 2006 By Footymad Previewer
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History of the Arsenal v Sheffield United fixture

Sheff. Utd. face a trip to Arsenal at Emirates Stadium on Saturday afternoon, needing to turn around their fortunes at the ground. The The Blades will be hoping to improve upon a record which has seen them lose 32 and win only 10 of the 54 games.

The most recent encounter between these two sides was just last season, in February 2005, where the two sides shared the spoils courtesy of a 1 - 1 final scoreline in a F.A. Cup match.

For a detailed analysis of the head-to-head between the two sides, click here

Recent encounters between the teams:
2004/2005Tue 01 MarSheff. Utd.0 - 0ArsenalFAC
2004/2005Sat 19 FebArsenal1 - 1Sheff. Utd.FAC
2002/2003Sun 13 AprArsenal1 - 0Sheff. Utd.FAC
1998/1999Tue 23 FebArsenal2 - 1Sheff. Utd.FAC
1998/1999Sat 13 FebArsenal2 - 1Sheff. Utd.FAC
1995/1996Wed 17 JanSheff. Utd.1 - 0ArsenalFAC
1995/1996Sat 06 JanArsenal1 - 1Sheff. Utd.FAC

Recent respective form guides

Arsenal are unbeaten in their last six home games, but have drawn three of them. A total of 10 goals have been scored by the Gunners in those games, with 6 conceded.

Sheff. Utd. have an average recent record on the road, seeing them win just 1 and draw 2 of the last six. While the The Blades have hit 4 goals, 7 have hit the back of the wrong net.

Arsenal see themselves just below half way in the Barclays Premiership, showing a record of 5 points from their 4 games played so far, Sheff. Utd. find themselves stuck right at the bottom of the division. Their 5 games have yielded only 2 points.

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Current form guides:PWDLFAP
Sheff. Utd.6123365

FootyMad's prediction ...

FootyMad see this game edging towards a narrow win for the Gunners, as the The Blades have been none too clever on the road in recent matches. Home win

Sequence statistics:
Arsenal Unbeaten in the last 3 home games.
Unbeaten run of 3 matches.
Sheff. Utd. Lost each of the previous 2 away matches.
Not won in previous 3 away matches.