BBC pundit Mark Lawrenson has predicted a negative result for the Gunners in their Premier League clash with Sheffield United at Emirates stadium this weekend.
The Gunners have been working on bouncing back from a terrible start to the season, which saw them sitting in the bottom half of the Premier League table at some point.
Even though Mikel Arteta has managed to inject some passion and dedication back into the team after his arrival in December, there is no question about the fact that some of the results could have been better.
Last week’s draw at Crystal Palace was one of those regrettable occasions where the Gunners had only themselves to blame for not securing all of the three points after leading at half-time.
Ahead of the clash with Sheffield United at the Emirates stadium, Arsenal will be looking for their second league win in a row at home, but the match is against one of the toughest defences in the league.
Thus, BBC pundit Mark Lawrenson is predicting the Blades to pull off a rare win in north London and inflict another bad result on the Gunners, whom they defeated back in October.
“Sheffield United got a good win over West Ham last week, while Arsenal drew at Crystal Palace.” Lawrenson said in BBC program
“The Gunners will be without suspended striker Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang on Saturday after his red card at Selhurst Park – and it was definitely a red – which is a big blow for them.
“We know how good Sheffield United are on the road, and they give everyone a game – full-stop.
“The Blades have lost their past two away games, against Manchester City and Liverpool, but they were unlucky to end up empty-handed.
“Chris Wilder’s side showed against the Hammers that they can get over the line without playing well, which is another reason I’m backing them to spring a bit of a surprise here.
“Lawro’s prediction: 1-2”