Injuries dampen Arteta delight after fine Arsenal win

Arsenal’s win against Sheffield United pleased boss Mikel Arteta but his joy was tempered by injury concerns over Bukayo Saka and Gabriel Martinelli. Both players had to be withdrawn during the 3-0 victory at Bramall Lane, where Arteta was already without Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang, Martin Odegaard and Emile Smith Rowe. Saka went to ground holding his…

Lacazette ensures Aubameyang is hardly missed

All encouraging Arsenal performances come with many, many caveats – they turn corner after corner yet still haven’t arrived anywhere decisive – and any wins over this sadly limp and lifeless Sheffield United side come with even more, but this win was badly needed. It barely matters that the resistance from the Blades was almost…

Sheffield United 0-3 Arsenal: Alexandre the great

Arsenal kept alive their hopes of European qualification with victory at Bramall Lane as Sheffield United’s inevitable relegation from the Premier League edged ever nearer. A wonderful team goal scored by Alexandre Lacazette gave the visitors the half-time lead before Gabriel Martinelli marked his recall to the team with a goal. Lacazette struck again late…