Arsenal have the opportunity to extend their eight-match unbeaten streak across all competitions when they face Sheffield United on the road this evening.
The Gunners have not possessed the best of away records under Unai Emery in the Premier League and they have a tricky test on their hands against Sheffield, who are presently preserving one of the league’s best defences.
The north London giants are currently behind fourth-placed Chelsea FC by a couple of points but they can propel to the third spot in the standings with a victory at Bramall Lane.
Bernd Leno has been the automatic choice when it comes to the goalkeeping position in the league. The German is expected to start ahead of Emiliano Martinez between the sticks.
In the defence, David Luiz and Sokratis are expected to maintain their places at the heart of the backline, particularly after their clean sheet in the last league outing.
At right-back, Calum Chambers should start ahead of Hector Bellerin after his tremendous display against Bournemouth, where he made two match-saving interceptions.
At left-back, Kieran Tierney could make his Premier League debut ahead of Sead Kolasinac. Kolasinac has been consistent without any major blunders in his position but Emery has hinted that he may be benched after just returning from international duty.
In the midfield, Granit Xhaka and Matteo Guendouzi are automatic choices under Emery and ahead of the pair, the Spaniard may prefer the creative head of Dani Ceballos in front of Lucas Torreira and Joe Willock.
In the frontline, Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang is set to start upfront while Bukayo Saka and Nicolas Pepe should continue to keep their places in the wide attacking positions.
Alexandre Lacazette may be restricted to a bench role after just returning to training following an ankle injury. Meanwhile, it remains unclear whether Mesut Ozil will return to the fray after being left out of the previous three matchday squads by Emery.
Predicted Arsenal XI vs Sheffield United