Going into this match, the Blades sit rock bottom of the Premier League with a goal difference of -44, following an away loss to Wolves on the previous weekend.

Arsenal will be coming into this game on a six-game winning run, scoring over double the goals in comparison to Sheffield United.

Chris Wilder was wary of how United will have to set up against the Gunners for the game. He said: “It can’t be just one way, we talked about that when we first walked in, the Liverpool game was a key one.

“We have to get that balance right, we can’t just sit back for 95 minutes. We might get pushed back in at times and have to accept that, but we want to be a threat the other way and want to put attacking players on the pitch as well.”

A defeat for Sheffield United could take them 10 points adrift of safety, if Luton were to beat Aston Villa on the weekend.

Wilder praised Arsenal’s recent form and the quality of their team ahead of the game.

Wilder said: “It doesn’t need much explaining the form that they are in, the players that they’ve got, what they’re doing and what they have done over a number of years.”

In the reverse fixture, Arsenal were comfortable 5-0 winners, starring an Eddie Nketiah hattrick.

“To put themselves in the position that they are in is no fluke, there’s a lot of hard work off the pitch that goes into that. A lot of talented people involved off the pitch that also give that team the opportunity of producing those performances.”

Although they’ve been hit with injuries, Blades fans will be hoping they can help lead their team to a positive result at Bramall Lane.