Sheffield United vs Arsenal LIVE: Premier League result and final score as ruthless visitors embarrass hosts

Rampant Arsenal made history with a 6-0 win away to shambolic Sheffield United as Mikel Arteta’s side moved back to within two points of the Premier League summit.

Having seen title rivals Liverpool edge past Nottingham Forest and Manchester City defeat Manchester United, Mikel Arteta’s men knew they had to respond at the Championship-bound Blades.

Arsenal did so in style and could easily have struck more than the five first-half goals they managed at Bramall Lane, where the Monday evening mauling was completed by a Ben White thunderbolt.

This was the Gunners’ seventh straight Premier League win and saw them become the first English league side to win three consecutive away games by five or more goals.

By contrast, the Blades have now conceded five or more in four successive home games in all competitions.

Follow live updates from Arsenal vs Sheffield United in our match blog below and get the latest odds and tips on the Premier League, here

Sheffield Utd vs Arsenal LIVE: Latest Premier League updates

  • FULL TIME: Sheffield United 0-6 Arsenal

  • Arsenal earn seventh PL win in a row and cut gap to leaders

  • 58’ GOAL! White gets in on the act with sixth goal (0-6)

  • 39’ GOAL! Rice scores fifth before half-time (0-5)

  • 25’ GOAL! Havertz adds fourth as Arsenal run riot (0-4)

  • 15’ GOAL! Martinelli makes it three as United fall apart (0-3)

  • 13’ GOAL! Saka forces own goal from Bogle (0-2)

  • 4’ GOAL! Odegaard fires Arsenal into early lead (0-1)

Sheffield United FC 0 - 6 Arsenal FC

FULL TIME! Sheffield United 0-6 Arsenal

22:13 , Jamie Braidwood

There was a time when the scoreline indelibly associated with Arsenal was 1-0. Not now, and if there were points earlier in the season when Mikel Arteta seemed to be paying tribute to George Graham’s low-risk, low-scoring side, now it is more likely to be 5-0 to the Arsenal. Or, in this case, a second 6-0 away win in a month.

Arteta’s Arsenal are the roundheads who have reinvented themselves as cavaliers. There are times when title-chasing teams can find the goals dry up in the run-in. But Arsenal have grown more expansive, more exciting, more ebullient. They became the first team in Premier League history to score five or more times in three consecutive away matches and the division’s top scorers. And if they were aided by the ineptitude of Sheffield United, who plummeted to a historic low by conceding at least five goals for the fourth successive home game, this was a stunning demonstration of attacking strength.

Match report by Richard Jolly at Bramall Lane

Arsenal are transformed and now hold an advantage in the Premier League title race

FULL TIME! Sheffield United 0-6 Arsenal

22:45 , Jamie Braidwood

MIkel Arteta confirmed Gabriel Martinelli picked up a “cut” to his foot but avoided a serious injury during Arsenal’s record-breaking Premier League win at Sheffield United on Monday night.

The Gunners produced another devastating attacking display as they thrashed Chris Wilder’s side 6-0 for their seventh straight win in the Premier League.

Arsenal have scored 31 goals over that run, and became the first team in English league history to win three consecutive away games by a margin of five or more goals. The Gunners also beat Burnley 5-0 and West Ham 6-0 last month, both in the Premier League.

Martinelli scored Arsenal’s third goal, inside just 15 minutes, but the sight of the Brazilian hobbling off during the second half would have been a concern for Arteta ahead of a crucial run of fixtures.

Bukayo Saka was also withdrawn at half-time, with Arteta confirming the England international was “feeling sick” when he was replaced by Fabio Vieira.

Arteta provides update as Martinelli injury takes shine off record win

FULL TIME! Sheffield United 0-6 Arsenal

21:57 , Jamie Braidwood

Arsenal magnificent. Sheffield United woeful.

It wasn’t quite top against bottom, but after cutting the gap to Liverpool and Manchester City, Arsenal can now go there if they beat Brentford on Saturday.

That’s seven wins in a row in the Premier League.

Sheffield United 0-6 Arsenal

21:52 , Jamie Braidwood

90 mins: Just the five minutes of added time.

Arsenal have spared Sheffield United here but this will still equal their biggest ever Premier League away win.

Sheffield United 0-6 Arsenal

21:48 , Jamie Braidwood

85 mins: A rare effort from United, but Bogle’s shot is wide and was as tame as their defending was before half time.

Sheffield United 0-6 Arsenal

21:44 , Jamie Braidwood

83 mins: SAVE! Ivo Grbic denies Jesus with a fine save to his left, getting his fingers to a curling effort from the Brazilian.

Lovely play from Havertz to set it up.

Sheffield United 0-6 Arsenal

21:41 , Jamie Braidwood

78 mins: Chance! An opening for Kiwior, but he can’t guide his header on target! Arsenal have taken their foot well off the pace now, much to Sheffield United’s relief.

That could change though...

Sheffield United 0-6 Arsenal

21:38 , Jamie Braidwood

76 mins: Arsenal have now scored 31 goals in just seven games, and it’s completely changed the goal difference standings in the Prmeier League title.

Arsenal now have +45, six more than Liverpool (+39) and 10 more Manchester City (+35)

Sheffield United 0-6 Arsenal

21:35 , Jamie Braidwood

73 mins: All the more reason to get those Arsenal players wrapped up in cotton wool.

Declan Rice is off now, replaced by Leandro Trossard.

Sheffield United 0-6 Arsenal

21:31 , Jamie Braidwood

68 mins: Martinelli’s injury looked like a knock to his right boot, rather than a twist to his ankle.

Arsenal face Brentford on Saturday before playing Porto in the second leg of their Champions League knockout tie, in their final game before the international break.

Then it’s Manchester City on March 31.

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Sheffield United 0-6 Arsenal

21:26 , Jamie Braidwood

63 mins: Ah, bad news this for Arsenal.

Gabriel Martinelli is being forced off and hobbles down the touchline, unable to put any weight on his right ankle.

Straight down the tunnel.

That’s a worry.

Jesus is on, at least. While Thomas Partey is back after a long absence. He replaces Jorginho.

GOAL! Sheffield United 0-6 Arsenal (WHITE 58’)

21:19 , Jamie Braidwood


And a sixth scorer! Ben White gets in on the act!

There was some lovely football from Arsenal just before, but Rice couldn’t get his shot away.

This time Havertz brings it down wonderfully. He lays it off to White, and that is some strike! It flies into the corner off his left foot.

Arsenal have equalled their biggest Premier League away win, set at West Ham just a few weeks ago!

Sheffield United 0-5 Arsenal

21:14 , Jamie Braidwood

53 mins: Chance! Vieira bursts down the right and clips a cross back towards Martinelli.

The winger leaps and connects with the volley, but can’t direct his effort back towards goal.

Arsenal want more...

Sheffield United 0-5 Arsenal

21:12 , Jamie Braidwood

50 mins: Arsenal haven’t even scored a set-piece yet...

Rice stands over a corner from the left but Souza heads away.

There are a lot of empty seats at Bramall Lane as the second half begins.

Sheffield United 0-5 Arsenal

21:09 , Jamie Braidwood

Back underway!

Saka is off for Arsenal. He wasn’t on the scoresheet tonight but the winger gets a well deserved rest.

Fabio Vieira replaces him.

HALF TIME! Sheffield United 0-5 Arsenal

21:07 , Jamie Braidwood

On Sky Sports, Jamie Carragher called Sheffield United a “disgrace” after one of the “most one-sided performances I’ve ever seen”.

The Blades were also beaten 8-0 by Newcastle at Bramall Lane in the Premier League earlier this season.

The Premier League record for a win is 9-0.

Sheffield United set unwanted football record with Arsenal hammering

HALF TIME! Sheffield United 0-5 Arsenal

20:58 , Jamie Braidwood

Sheffield United set an unwanted record when they became the first team in English football history to concede five goals in four consecutive home games across all competitions.

Chris Wilder’s side, who are bottom of the Premier League, conceded five goals against high-flying Arsenal before half-time - as Mikel Arteta’s side ran riot at Bramall Lane.

The Blades had also suffered a 5-2 defeat to Brighton in the FA Cup, a 5-0 defeat to Aston Villa in the Premier League, and another 5-0 defeat to Brighton in the Premier League (this time with 10 men).

And Arsenal set their own Premier League record as they became the first English league side to win three consecutive away games by a margin of five or more goals.

The Gunners also beat Burnley 5-0 and West Ham 6-0.

HALF TIME! Sheffield United 0-5 Arsenal

20:52 , Jamie Braidwood

A record-breaking first half.

Arsenal are loving it. Sheffield United can’t wait for it to end.

Sheffield United 0-5 Arsenal

20:42 , Jamie Braidwood

41 mins: Well, that’s history, and it’s arrived before half-time!

Sheffield United are now the first team in English Football League history to concede five goals in four consecutive home games.

Arsenal are the first team to score five goals in four consecutive away games.



GOAL! Sheffield United 0-5 Arsenal (RICE 39’)

20:39 , Jamie Braidwood


It’s FIVE before half-time! Saka cuts through Sheffield United again down the right wing.

He cuts it back into the box and picks out Rice, who guides his finish past Grbic.

Sheffield United 0-4 Arsenal

20:31 , Jamie Braidwood

29 mins: The Sheffield United players must be hurting.

Bogle flies into a challenge and cuts down Odegaard.

They have to keep their heads, or this could be another 8-0.

They’ve already lost by that scoreline to Newcastle this season.

GOAL! Sheffield United 0-4 Arsenal (HAVERTZ 25’)

20:25 , Jamie Braidwood


It’s four! Embarrassing for Sheffield United.

It’s hapless from the hosts: Martinelli leads the press and Sheffield United lose possession.

It’s fed to Havertz and his shot is fired into the bottom corner with his left foot.

A fine finish!

Sheffield United 0-3 Arsenal

20:19 , Jamie Braidwood

17 mins: Chris Wilder is forced into a change already. The decision to play a back-four has backfired spectacularly.

Oliver Norwood is replaced by Ben Osborn, and there are some home fans heading for the exits already.

GOAL! Sheffield United 0-3 Arsenal (MARTINELLI 15’)

20:15 , Jamie Braidwood

IT’S THREE! Sheffield United are falling apart!

It’s another cutting Arsenal move, with the Gunners flowing forwards in numbers on the break.

Kiwior cuts it back to Martinelli and the winger fires inside the near post!

Three goals in 15 minutes...

GOAL! Sheffield United 0-2 Arsenal (BOGLE OG 13’)

20:14 , Jamie Braidwood

Oh dear... it’s two for Arsenal and an own goal from Jayden Bogle.

This could get really bad,

Saka bursts past Auston Trusty on the right wing and fires across goal.

Bogle is a sitting duck and can’t sort out his feet in time.

It bobbles across the line.

Sheffield United 0-1 Arsenal

20:12 , Jamie Braidwood

10 mins: Almost two! Odegaard plays a stunning pass across to Martinelli, who cuts back to Saka.

The goal is gaping but Saka’s shot is blocked by a host of United defenders, who throw themselves in the way.

GOAL! Sheffield United 0-1 Arsenal (ODEGAARD 5’)

20:05 , Jamie Braidwood

Arsenal lead! Just four minutes gone, but it had been coming since kick-off!

A super move sees Rice make the run to the byline to reach Martinelli’s pass.

He pulls it back and finds Odegaard, whose finish it crisp and past Grbic.

What a start - and now how many could Arsenal get given their form?

Sheffield United 0-0 Arsenal

20:05 , Jamie Braidwood

4 mins: White with a ball right across the face! It would have been a tap-in...

Sheffield United 0-0 Arsenal

20:02 , Jamie Braidwood

1 min: OFF THE BAR! Arsenal so close already - how has this not gone in?

Saka starts the move on the right before cutting back to Declan Rice. He can’t get his shot away so it falls to Saka, who thunders a volley against the bar. Martinelli then follows in, and Grbic saves on the line!

KICK-OFF! Sheffield United 0-0 Arsenal

20:01 , Jamie Braidwood

Underway! A must-win for both, surely?

Sheffield Utd vs Arsenal LIVE: Latest Premier League updates

20:00 , Jamie Braidwood

Kick-off is next! Can Arsenal keep the pace in the title race?

Sheffield Utd vs Arsenal LIVE: Latest Premier League updates

19:53 , Jamie Braidwood

With 19 set-piece goals in the Premier League this season, including 13 from corners, Arsenal are gaining on Sheffield United’s total goals output of 22. Arsenal could narrow the gap to Chris Wilder’s side further at Bramall Lane.


Sheffield Utd vs Arsenal LIVE: Latest Premier League updates

19:46 , Jamie Braidwood

Mikel Arteta has told his Arsenal side to go out and further improve their goal difference, admitting it could be a factor in the title race, and insists anything less than 90 points is unlikely to win the Premier League this season.

“First of all you have to earn the right to win the games and then we want to be ruthless and efficient in front of goal. Lately I think we’ve been really good.

“In the last 15 or 20 minutes against Newcastle we could maybe have done a bit more, and we have to continue to do that especially when you bring the subs in because they can re-energise the team and continue at a really high level. It’s something that we want to continue to do.

“The demands, you might have to win every game. I don’t know. I have no clue.

“There are a lot of games and we are all going to have crazy schedules and this league might be different to last season. Anything under 90 points I think it (winning the league) would be very difficult.

“We have to improve in every aspect, that is all, all managers try to be better in what we do.”

Arsenal manager Mikel Arteta believes his team may have to win every game left to lift the Premier League title (PA Wire)
Arsenal manager Mikel Arteta believes his team may have to win every game left to lift the Premier League title (PA Wire)

Sheffield Utd vs Arsenal LIVE: Latest Premier League updates

19:40 , Jamie Braidwood

Chris Wilder, speaking to Sky Sports: “We need to give our supporters something to shout about as we have not been good enough the last couple of games at home, so we need to make sure we approach the game in the right way.

“It is brilliant to have three of those boys back [Tom Davies, Oli McBurnie and George Baldock] and Ben Brereton Diaz, who was a big signing for us in January and has mossed a few games.

“Davies, McBurnie and Baldock have all played in this division and so have experience of nights like these and they have won in nights like these.”

Sheffield Utd vs Arsenal LIVE: Latest Premier League updates

19:32 , Jamie Braidwood

How Arsenal are ‘raising the bar’ in Premier League title race

Even as Erling Haaland ran riot at Luton and Liverpool’s kids continued to perform miracles for Jurgen Klopp at Anfield, Mikel Arteta was still able to bask in his satisfaction at Arsenal’s recent work. In what increasingly looks likely to be a three-way fight for the Premier League title, Arsenal were the odd ones out as Manchester City and Liverpool advanced to the quarter-finals of the FA Cup in midweek. But Arsenal are also outliers in another respect: they are the in-form side in the title race.

Domestic cup pursuits could have boosted City and Liverpool’s momentum in other ways; Klopp may appear to have the golden touch, Liverpool powered by fate, when the German turns to his academy to win silverware. Pep Guardiola’s side can look unstoppable when Haaland scores five goals and Kevin De Bruyne sets up four of them. And yet, a late defeat in Porto besides, it is Arsenal who are gathering pace. Rested, and focused on the league after their FA Cup third-round defeat to Liverpool last month, Arsenal will go for a seventh win in a row when they travel to Sheffield United tonight.

Here’s why:

How Arsenal are ‘raising the bar’ in Premier League title race

Sheffield Utd vs Arsenal LIVE: Latest Premier League updates

19:22 , Jamie Braidwood

Arsenal manager Mikel Arteta, speaking to Sky Sports, on why he has named an unchanged team: “I was tempted because they give me the reason to do that in training every single day - but we start the game like this.

“The consistency that we showed, how strong we have been defensively, conceding little and the determination and positivity to go forward pleased me a lot. We have had to face a lot of low blocks.

“Sheffield United have made some changes as they lack certain people in the backline. We have to be adaptable. The players have to have adaptability to change during matches and understand where the change is going to be.”

Sheffield Utd vs Arsenal LIVE: Latest Premier League updates

19:17 , Jamie Braidwood

The Premier League is heading for a classic title race, with Manchester City, Liverpool and Arsenal set for a three-way battle as we approach the run-in.

Manchester City, the defending champions, are aiming to win a fourth league title in a row under Pep Guardiola - a feat that has never been achieved in the history of English football. City blew Arsenal away in last year’s run-in, but the Gunners are back in the fight this campaign and have been joined by a resurgent Liverpool side - who are set for an emotional final months of Jurgen Klopp’s time on Merseyside.

Sunday will stage what could be the final clash between Klopp’s Liverpool and Guardiola’s City, in what is a potential title decider at Anfield. The Premier League will then return from March’s international break for another blockbuster fixture, as Mikel Arteta’s side visit the Etihad to take on the champions, having already beaten City earlier this season.

After that, as the Premier League title race enters April, the run-in can truly begin. But which team has the best fixtures and who has the hardest run of games to end the season? Here’s where the title could be won and lost.

Premier League title race: Who has the best fixtures in the run-in?

Sheffield Utd vs Arsenal LIVE: Latest Premier League updates

19:05 , Jamie Braidwood

Arsenal are unchanged from last weekend’s 4-1 win over Newcastle, so Jorginho stays in midfield and Kai Havertz resumes up front. Gabriel Jesus is joined on the bench by Thomas Partey.

Sheffield United hand a first Premier League start to former Everton midfielder Tom Davies. Oli McBurnie also starts up front.

Sheffield Utd vs Arsenal LIVE: Latest Premier League updates

19:02 , Jamie Braidwood

Line-ups! Arsenal are unchanged.

Sheff Utd: Grbic, Ahmedhodzic, Trusty, Robinson, Bogle, Norwood, Vinicius Souza, Hamer, Tom Davies, McAtee, McBurnie

Subs: Baldock, Brereton, Foderingham, Osborn, Arblaster, Larouci, Osula, Brooks, Peck.

Arsenal: Raya, White, Saliba, Gabriel, Kiwior, Odegaard, Jorginho, Rice, Saka, Havertz, Martinelli

Subs: Ramsdale, Partey, Gabriel Jesus, Smith Rowe, Nketiah, Cedric, Trossard, Vieira, Nelson.

Sheffield Utd vs Arsenal LIVE: Latest Premier League updates

18:57 , Jamie Braidwood

Team news will be coming out very soon from Bramall Lane. Do Arsenal keep the midfield that worked so well against Newcastle, with Jorginho and Declan Rice together?

Sheffield Utd vs Arsenal LIVE: Latest Premier League updates

18:44 , Jamie Braidwood

Sensational Saka

The 22-year-old has scored in his last five Premier League games, the first English player to do so for Arsenal since Ian Wright in 1994.

Wright made in seven straight, though, so there’s work to do for Saka yet...

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18:29 , Jamie Braidwood

History makers? Hopefully not, for Chris Wilder at least.

After a 5-2 defeat to Brighton in the FA Cup, a 5-0 defeat to Aston Villa in the Premier League and another 5-0 defeat to Brighton in the Premier League (this time with 10 men), Sheffield United could tonight become the first English league side to lose four consecutive home games in all competitions by a margin of five or more goals.

Arsenal, meanwhile, could become the first English league side to win three consecutive away games by a margin of five or more goals.

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18:14 , Jamie Braidwood

Mikel Arteta has raised the possibility of Gabriel Jesus featuring against Sheffield United tonight.

The Brazilian has not played since scoring the opening goal in Arsenal’s 2-1 win at Nottingham Forest - missing the whole of February due to a knee injury.

But he returned to the bench against Newcastle and was an unused substitute in the 4-1 win last weekend.

“He’s fit enough, but knowing how long he will last is something different probably,” Arteta said. “Obviously we need him fit. He’s a massive player for us and we want to make sure that now we load the players in the right way.”

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17:59 , Jamie Braidwood

Paul Tierney, who was at the centre of a dropped ball controversy in the Nottingham Forest vs Liverpool match last Saturday, will not referee a Premier League match this weekend.

Tierney faced criticism after he failed to award a dropped ball to Forest in an attacking area after stopping the match for a head injury to Liverpool defender Ibrahima Konate.

Forest did regain possession after Tierney’s error, but conceded a 99th-minute goal which cost them a valuable point in the race for Premier League survival.

Tierney has been selected as the video assistant referee (VAR) for the Arsenal v Brentford match on Saturday evening.

Sources close to Professional Game Match Officials Ltd insist Tierney has not been dropped.

More here:

Premier League makes Paul Tierney decision after Forest vs Liverpool controversy

Sheffield Utd vs Arsenal LIVE: Latest Premier League updates

17:45 , Jamie Braidwood

Eddie Nketiah scored a hat-trick at the Emirates as Arsenal beat Sheffield United 5-0 in October.

The Gunners have since scored at least five goals in a single game on a further four ocassions: 6-0 vs Lens, 5-0 vs Crystal Palace, 6-0 vs West Ham and 5-0 vs Burnley.

United have lost by at least five goals on a further four ocassions, too...

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17:35 , Jamie Braidwood


Sheffield United win: 16/1

Draw: 7/1

Arsenal win: 1/7

Full match odds here.


Arsenal should prove too much for the relegation-threatened Blades. Sheffield United 0-3 Arsenal.

Sheffield Utd vs Arsenal LIVE: Latest Premier League updates

17:34 , Jamie Braidwood

Predicted line-ups

Sheffield United XI: Grbic; Ahmedhodzic, Robinson, Trusty; Baldock, Hamer, Souza, McAtee, Larouci; Brereton Diaz, Brewster.

Arsenal XI: Raya; White, Saliba, Gabriel, Kiwior; Rice, Odegaard, Havertz; Saka, Trossard, Martinelli.

Sheffield Utd vs Arsenal LIVE: Latest Premier League updates

17:33 , Jamie Braidwood

Arsenal team news

Arsenal could give Thomas Partey his first minutes since returning from a long-term injury that has kept him out since October. Gabriel Jesus was back on the bench against Newcastle and is set to feature again, while Oleksandr Zinchenko and Takehiro Tomiyasu face late fitness tests.

Sheffield Utd vs Arsenal LIVE: Latest Premier League updates

17:32 , Jamie Braidwood

Sheffield United team news

The hosts will be without the suspended Mason Holgate, while Cameron Archer, John Egan, Chris Basham, Rhys Norrington-Davies and Max Lowe face spells on the sidelines. The Blades could welcome back Ben Brereton Diaz and George Baldock after the pair resumed training this week.

Sheffield Utd vs Arsenal LIVE: Latest Premier League updates

17:31 , Jamie Braidwood

When is Sheffield United v Arsenal?

Sheffield United v Arsenal will kick off at 8pm GMT on Monday 4 March at Bramall Lane

How can I watch it?

Viewers in the United Kingdom can watch the match live on Sky Sports Main Event and Sky Sports Premier League, with coverage on the channels from 6.30pm. Subscribers can also stream the action via Sky Go.

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Good evening

17:30 , Jamie Braidwood

Hello and welcome.

Arsenal travel to Sheffield United tonight as the Gunners look to extend their winning run while responding to victories for Liverpool and Manchester City in the Premier League title race.

Mikel Arteta’s side can close the gap to leaders Liverpool back to two points with a win at Bramall Lane, with Chris Wilder’s Blades rooted to the bottom of the table. Arsenal thrashed Sheffield United 5-0 in the reverse fixture earlier this season and the goals are once again flowing for the visitors, with 25 scored in their last six after sweeping Newcastle United aside with a routine 4-1 win last Saturday.

Since then, Liverpool left it late to win at Nottingham Forest before Manchester City came from behind to beat rivals United in the derby. Arsenal had a free midweek and will look to make it seven Premier League wins in a row ahead of potentially going top when they play Brentford at the Emirates next weekend, a day before Liverpool host Manchester City at Anfield.

Meanwhile, the hosts are in desperate need of points to keep their survival hopes alive. The Blades have won just one of their last 10 league games are at risk of being cut adrift with Burnley at the bottom. Follow live updates from Arsenal vs Sheffield United in our match blog