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Dream Arsenal XI for Sheffield Utd as Partey returns and Ramsdale starts

Dream Arsenal XI for Sheffield Utd as Partey returns and Ramsdale starts

Arsenal is set to make a return to the Premier League, with a fixture against a recently promoted team, similar to what Tottenham has been experiencing frequently. 

Sheffield United marks the first of three Championship teams that Arsenal will face this season.

Following a somewhat disappointing performance in the previous match in west London, where they managed to secure a point through a spirited comeback to maintain their unbeaten streak, Arsenal bounced back in their midweek fixture against Seville. 

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They secured a hard-fought 2-1 victory and climbed to the top of their Champions League group. Mikel Arteta is optimistic that a successful weekend could see his team leading another table if the results favor them.

The Blades have struggled in their first nine games, having drawn one and lost eight, making them an ideal opponent for Arsenal to regain their form in the league. 

Arteta is counting on fielding his ideal starting lineup, as discussed by ArsenalBrief, to achieve this. 

Following a series of questionable performances, David Raya is being replaced by Aaron Ramsdale. Recent events in Spain emphasized that Ramsdale deserves another opportunity to showcase his skills and demonstrate to his manager that his place in the squad is far from being secure.

Ben White, William Saliba, and Gabriel Magalhaes will continue in the defensive lineup. 

Additionally, Takehiro Tomiyasu, who performed excellently in Spain, is set to retain the left-back position, putting pressure on Oleksandr Zinchenko.

Moving into the midfield, Arsenal hopes that Thomas Partey, who missed the Seville game due to a minor muscle injury as reported by the club, will recover in time for this match. 

Partey’s absence has been suggested as a possible reason for Martin Odegaard’s recent drop in form, and it’s possible that with the presence of Declan Rice, this issue will be addressed on Saturday.

Certainly, the forward line has been in need of consistency due to injuries affecting the squad this season. However, after facing Chelsea and Sevilla, Arteta might be able to field the same front three, which many consider as the club’s best front trio, for the third consecutive game.

Gabriel Jesus and Gabriel Martinelli both found the net in European competitions, with the Brazilian striker extending his impressive streak to three goals in as many UEFA matches. 

If this level of performance can be replicated in the Premier League, it would provide a significant boost to the club’s title aspirations.

Bukayo Saka has faced some criticism for his recent displays, but facing a less formidable opponent could be the perfect remedy to rejuvenate the English international. A strong showing and a flurry of goals are what I hope for and what Arsenal may well require.

Dream Arsenal XI vs Sheffield United: Ramsdale; White, Saliba, Gabriel, Tomiyasu; Partey, Rice, Odegaard; Saka, Jesus, Martinelli

Dream Arsenal XI for Sheffield Utd as Partey returns and Ramsdale starts

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