Tierney and Pepe start, Predicted Arsenal lineup (4-2-3-1) to face Sheffield United

Arsenal will be aiming to return to the top four in the Premier League standings when they face Sheffield United on the road on Monday night.

The north London side have remained unbeaten across all competitions since the end of August and manager Unai Emery has a nearly full strength squad to choose from with Reiss Nelson being the only one on the sidelines.

Formation: 4-2-3-1

Predicted Lineup:

Bernd Leno remains the undisputed choice for the goalkeeping duties in the Premier League and the German is expected to start against the Blades at Bramall Lane.

In the defence, Kieran Tierney appears set to make his league debut and manager Unai Emery has already hinted that the left-back may get the nod over Sead Kolasinac, who has just returned from international duty.

On the opposite end, however, Calum Chambers may continue to command a starting role ahead of Hector Bellerin after his sublime man of the match performance against Bournemouth, where he made a couple of crucial blocks.

David Luiz and Sokratis kept a rare clean sheet during the 1-0 triumph over the Cherries. That should be sufficient for them to feature at the heart of the defence ahead of Rob Holding, judging by Emery’s selection policy.

In the midfield, there are no doubts regarding the involvement of Granit Xhaka and Matteo Guendouzi. A number of fans have urged Emery to pick Lucas Torreira over Xhaka but Emery has been reluctant to change things around and has preferred to stick with the club-captain.

Emery talked about the importance of Mesut Ozil earlier this week but the chances of the German starting in an away game appear slim. Dani Ceballos should most probably slot into the number 10 position.

Elsewhere, Bukayo Saka and Nicolas Pepe should once more feature in the wide attacking positions with Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang leading the line ahead of Alexandre Lacazette.

Lacazette has returned to training following a nagging ankle problem but the striker could be introduced off the bench as he may be lacking match sharpness after a six-week lay-off.

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