FA: SUFC vs Gunners






Sheff Utd 13:00 Arsenal


The two teams are still scrambling to end a European-style finish in the Premier League and will face off in the FA Cup quarter-final as Sheffield United prepare to welcome Arsenal to Bramall Lane on Sunday. The clubs have faced off in South Yorkshire once during their tenure this season - with Sheffield United winning the match thanks to Lys Mousset's only goal in October.

For all the achievements that Sheffield United showed before the sports calendar was devastated by the coronavirus outbreak, Chris Wilder's team became a shadow of itself before the Premier League returned to action. The Blades have not had a win since the restart, with a relentless impasse at Aston Villa followed by a 3-0 defeat to Newcastle United and Manchester United. However, Wilder's side are still in a strong position for a European position when they are 8th with 44 points, but their attention now turns to the FA Cup when they first reach the semi-finals. since the 2013-2014 season. The Blades have lifted the FA Cup 4 times in their history, but their most recent success was 95 years before they beat Cardiff City 1-0 in the final of 1924-25. Since then, Sheffield United can only reach the final once, in which, ironically, Blade lost to Arsenal by a goal in the 1935-36 campaign. Wilder teachers and students defeated Flyde, Millwall and Reading to reach the quarterfinals - a huge improvement over the previous season, where they were eliminated by Barnet in the third round. Wilder hopes to get Jack O'Connell back. in Sunday's game, with the defender having not stood out since his restart due to an injury and John Egan and Dean Henderson also returning to the wooden frame after missing Man United through suspension and strikers Mousset was forced to leave the field early in the defeat at Old Trafford with an ankle injury.

Arsenal barely resumed the campaign in the better way, although the Gunners won 3 key points with a difficult 2-0 victory over Southampton on Thursday night. Mikel Arteta has returned after two consecutive defeats at Manchester City and Brighton & Hove Albion from the Premier League back, but the Gunners have kept their thin hopes of the Champions League after goals from Eddie Nketiah and Joe Willock defeated Southampton 2-0 at home. However, as the FA Cup was arguably Arteta's best chance of attending the European Cup and Arsenal are still on their way to winning the 14th record in the tournament, Arsene Wenger ended his nine-year drought. by winning the 2014 final in 2015 and 2017 before resigning. The North London club won against Leeds United. 


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