North London giants Arsenal are on a poor run ahead of their trip to face bottom club Sheffield United in the Premier League. The Gunners would be seeking to end a run of four games without a win in all competitions when they face the Blades at Bramall Lane on Sunday night.
After the Spurs game, Arsenal have played Greek Super League giants Olympiacos, London team West Ham United, Premier League holders Liverpool and Czech team Sparta Prague without ending on the winning side.
The Gunners were beaten 1-0 at home by Olympiacos in their round of 16 second leg clash in the Europa League but still managed to seal a round of eight spot after winning the first leg 3-1 away from home. Arsenal sealed a last eight place with a 3-2 aggregate victory. The North Londoners then played out a thrilling 3-3 draw away to West Ham United having trailed 3-0 in the first half hour. The Olympiacosand Hammers games were before the recent international break.
Since the March international break ended, the Gunners have lost to Liverpool and also drawn with Sparta Prague. The two games were played at the home of the Gunners.
Arsenal produced a meek display as they were beaten comprehensively by Liverpool. The Premier League champions ran out 3-0 winners through the goals from substitute Diogo Jota (2) and Mohamed Salah.
The Gunners then conceded a last gasp header to Sparta Prague defender Tomas Doles as they were forced to a 1-1 draw by the Czechs. Arsenal were favouritesto pick up a first leg Europa League round of eight lead according to the various soccer betting sites but they were not able to live up to that status. The same situation happened in the home leg of the last round against Olympiacos. The Gunners were favourites to win the game according to the soccer betting odds from the various soccer betting sites but they ended the game as losers as pointed out earlier.
Arsenal are in the same favourites position for the league trip to face the Blades according to the several major soccer betting sites. A win over their hosts will end the present run of four games without a win and also breathe life into their chase for an European spot via the league.