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Sheffield United predicted team v Arsenal with Oli McBurnie dropped
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Sheffield United predicted team v Arsenal with Oli McBurnie dropped

After the international break, Sheffield United return to Premier League action tonight v Arsenal.

They have a few injury concerns heading into the match as they look to end a home losing streak in the league of three games.

Oli McBurnie withdrew from the Scotland squad for their Euro 2020 qualifiers with Russia and San Marino with a knee injury. John Fleck played the first of those and then pulled out with his own fitness issue.

Meanwhile, David McGoldrick is still struggling with a groin problem.

How Sheffield United could lineup v Arsenal

Dean Henderson received his first senior England call-up during the recent break. However, the goalkeeper was not involved against Czech Republic or Bulgaria and should have returned refreshed.


Henderson has, after all, played a key part in the joint best defence in the division. Only leaders Liverpool can match the Blades’ record of seven goals conceded – although they have played a match more.

Like Henderson, Chris Basham, John Egan and Jack O’Connell have also started every league game so far. Only Egan was involved on international duty with the Republic of Ireland, but all three should be fit to complete the back three against the Gunners.

Moving forwards, George Baldock and Enda Stevens should continue to provide the width from wing-back. Stevens was also in action for the Irish last week.

In midfield the form of John Lundstram has been one of the revelations for United this season. Alongside him in central midfield Ollie Norwood is the creative source in a deeplying role. Completing the three is Fleck, who should hopefully be fit to play.

Upfront is the final inclusion from the Ireland trio. Callum Robinson was also in action for his country but has come back to Bramall Lane without any issues.

Partnering Robinson we have gone for captain Billy Sharp. This is because McBurnie’s injury, coupled with his off-field issues, could well see him left out for this one. McGoldrick is also struggling and Lys Mousset and Robinson arguably operate in too similar a style to start together.

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