Arsenal remains inconsistent in the English Premier League and suffered yet another stumble at home, this time, against Sheffield United.
The outcome of Saturday’s game was a 1-1 draw with a goal from Brazilian jewel Gabriel Martinelli for the Gunners as John Fleck did it for the visitors. The inconsistent performances of the Gunners may leave some questions in the supporters’ heads, just like… Was it really necessary to sack Unai Emery to go for another inexperienced manager such as Arteta?
And we can go even further… Was it worth it to sack legendary manager Arsene Wenger? I mean… At least under him, they were going to the UEFA Champions League constantly. Now, the Gunners struggle for a UEFA Europa League position.
Arsenal, as always, managed to make a good first half and dominate the actions against Sheffield United and had some good chances through Nicolas Pepe and Martinelli, but they were denied.
The Gunners opened the scoring on 45 mins, as Alexandre Lacazette passed it to Saka, whose deflected cross met Martinelli, who fired home from close-range. 1-0 Arsenal at the Emirates Stadium.
After the break, both sides came back at a slower pace, and chances were scarce. Arteta’s men took control of the game and took advantage of the opportunity to touch the ball, have possession and to attack a few times. The best attempts were in counterattack opportunities when Sheffield was most exposed to seeking the equalizer.
With some chances wasted for the hosts, all Sheffield United needed was one opportunity to get out of London with a precious point. On 83 mins, Robinson put on a delivery into the box, as Maitland-Niles’ attempt to clear it ended up serving as an assist to Fleck, who got the rebound and slotted home past Bernd Leno. 1-1.
Arsenal threw themselves at the visitors to try to get the winner and pressed until the end, but the game ended up in yet another frustrating draw for Arteta’s men.