Thursday, April 25, 2024

Lacazette, Pepe start – no Guendouzi in the squad: Sheffield United v Arsenal team news

Arsenal take on Sheffield United at Bramall Lane in the FA Cup quarter-final, kick off 1pm.

Here are today’s official line-ups.

Sheffield United: Henderson, Robinson, Egan, Basham, Stevens,. Norwood, Baldock, Fleck, Lundstram, McBurnie, McGoldrick

Subs: Jagielka, Zivkovic, Mousset, Moore, Freeman, Freeman, Sharp, Osborne, Berge

Arsenal: Martinez, Mustafi, Luiz, Tierney, Maitland-Niles, Kolasinac, Xhaka, Willock, Saka, Pepe, Lacazette

Subs: Macey, Bellerin, Sokratis, Holding, Smith, Ceballos, Nelson, Nketiah, Aubameyang

Follow the game on the Arseblog live blog

Related articles


Notify of

newest most voted
Inline Feedbacks
View all comments

We look light in midfield if it’s going to be a back 5, idk how deep this Guendouzi situation is but it would’ve been nice to see him today.
Also, I wonder what Mesut has to do to make it in the squad atleast

Thierry Bergkamp (non negotiable)

With that personnel, it could be a back 4


With Tierney & Kolasinac I would have thought it is almost certainly a back 5 ?

Artetas Assistant

Or Back 3, AMN in DM, Kola in RWB. Numbers in midfield


Glad you are not really his assistant if you think Kola at RWB is a good idea ?

Artetas Assistant

My bad ?, I didn’t check my limbs before posting. What do you mean ‘not really’ ?


Has ozil not had a new baby and maybe social distancing?


What does Mesut need to do? Tackle, track and press.


Then playing like a defensive player while creating chances for his teammates and taking care of the offensive field… I still wonder how he is not able to replace Leno too.


Ozil just needs to not be shite anymore to get in the team


What’s up with the Arsenal now when it comes to Guendouzi and Ozil? Ask Arteta–I can’t see anything.


This team needs Pepe to shine today.


This could be ugly but it’s hard to even give a fuck with the mess we’re in.


AMN is back and that is a good thing. Kola and Tierney both on the pitch?


Too many games for Saka and what’s going on with Reiss Nelson?


Anyone knows what’s happening to Özil?
Is it because of the umbrella incident he is totally dropped? So sad


What was that incident?


Looked like other’s were under shelter too.


What was the umbrella incident?


Taking an u.umbrella against the sun in Southampton. Everybody did it starting with the Southampton players but it was apparently a problem that Özil did it too.


Just looked it up, ridiculous press coverage as usual


Nope. Nobody gives a shit about the umbrella.

Gunner up north

Luiz in front of the back 4 or a back 5?


would love to see him in a libero role!


I’d love to see him on a bus out of here

Stephen O Abifarin

Could it be that Luis will be playing defensive midfield? I always enjoy Niles at 2 than bellerin. Niles has more confidence going forward, more skillful and always play high risk ball which always result in our fluidity. Generally, I believe there is hope for the future at AFC


Not sure we have enough personnel in the middle to nullify their overlapping center backs. And I would have preferred having Holding around to deal with the aerial balls

Mark G

Where is Ozil. Is he leaving us and cannot be played ?

Wiltoooooooooord !!!

It has been said multiple times .. but highest earner , one of the young prospects are not even in the squad where they should be starting as a part of rotation.
What shitty mess we are in …

Artetas Assistant

Names ?


Don’t know about Ozil, which is ridiculous because, even if he isn’t in stellar form, we have NO ONE that brings creativity. And if by young prospect you mean Gabi, he is injured sadly, otherwise I’d be disapointed at him not playing cuz I really like him


Wow, not sure how this lineup is going to shape tbh. Whichever way looks very light in midfield. going to be interesting.

Horace Kateleka

I think it a back 5.Luiz,Mustafi and Tierney centre back,Niles and kola wing backs


Ozil would have played a vital part in today’s game,anyway this squad looks fragile?


This is shit
…put lacazette aubameayang and pepe as striking they got tatics…
Put bellerin
Wheres ozil????? @arteta

King Georges

I think he should have rested saka and bring in ozil and Nelson. Why is he risking all our lb in one game?


Not in the mood to get shit-faced from a loss today…COYG?


What does a decent Matteo Guendouzi have to do to get in the squad?! Let’s get this straight, Mikel Arteta–the Maupay incident WAS an incident. Fact. What all of us must remember is two things: 1: Guendouzi is still 21–still young and I don’t care if he’s got some bad press–you have to be patient with him. 2: Every player needs neck-winding in once in a while. I know you understand that, because in your FA Cup match vs Sheffield United, you benched him. And if HE doesn’t need neck-winding, I don’t know who does! Please take some time to… Read more »

Artetas Assistant

Lady, Play Matteo against one of the most organized teams ? Bad idea.

secondly Being patient doesn’t mean you take silly shit


Anyone else feel like BT Sports love trolling arsenal fans, why do we have to constantly listen to this traitor van persie. I feel sick every time I see him trying to speak about arsenal. I know for a fact a lot of the people high up in BT are Tottenham fans ( working in a pub around the corner from the BT tower) so may not be a coincidence


Try watching the games with the volume off, it’s strange to start with but I do it all the time now and I really enjoy it.

I don’t bother either with the pre/post match crapola or at half time.


Can’t say I’m impressed with the starting lineup. This is our last chance of silverware this season and we’ve got Mustafi, Luiz, Xhaka, MN and Willock all starting. This has got CUP EXIT stamped all over it. We all know that Mustafi is gonna Mustafi, so we have very little to off set that. Oh well. Another example of this club with it’s pants down. Pathetic.


Just FYR, Mesut missed training yesterday due to a back problem, which is why he is not in the matchday squad. Info posted on Arsenal’s Fb page.


Thank you for the update!!


Lee Dixon is SO right!

Liverpool have a leader, City have a leader, for heaven’s sake NORWICH have a leader, but Arsenal don’t have a leader! How do we explain AUBAMEYANG as a leader? HOW did he get his leader liscen even though he’s shown NO leadership qualities?!
What we need is a REAL LEADER–and his name is David Luiz Morena.
He has all the stuff a leader needs–experience, the ability to be listened to, humility–the list goes on and on and on.
But sheesh–even Guendouzi is a better leader and squad motivator than Aubameyang–and he’s 21!!!


We are the winners!
Sheff 1-Arsenal 2
Don’t dare sell anyone else. This is great ???????

Share article

Featured on NewsNow

Support Arseblog

Latest posts

Latest Arsecast

Would love your thoughts, please comment.x