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Sheffield United 0-6 Arsenal: Broken Blades couldn’t stop Arsenal’s thunder

Arteta’s Arsenal are just rolling over opponents at this point, with the latest victim being Sheffield United after they received a 6-0 thrashing at home ground Bramall Lane.

Arsenal have made a habit of scoring in droves and forcing opposition fans to leave the stadium before the final whistle. After heavy defeats for West Ham, Burnley, and Newcastle in recent weeks, it was time for 20th Sheffield United to face Arteta’s artillery of Gunners. Much like the six teams before them, Sheffield had nothing to say, going down to 4-0 just inside the initial 25 minutes.

Gunners captain Martin Odegaard opened the tab for Arteta’s men, which was then followed by goals from Bogle (OG), Martinelli, Havertz, and Declan Rice before the half-time whistle, making the scoreline tied for the biggest half-time lead in Premier League history. Benjamin white then added a sixth in the second half to just add insult to injury.

Arsenal vs Sheffield: How it all went down

The atmosphere at Bramall Lane suggested a tough challenge for Arsenal, but it was the visitors who asserted dominance early on. Bukayo Saka’s strike rattled the crossbar, foreshadowing Arsenal’s strong start. Moments later, they capitalized on their momentum with a goal from Martin Odegaard, courtesy of a slick build-up involving Declan Rice.

As Arsenal continued to exploit the Blades’ vulnerabilities, the home crowd’s energy dwindled. Sheffield United’s woes worsened when a miscue from Jayden Bogle resulted in an own goal, followed swiftly by Gabriel Martinelli’s precise finish, extending Arsenal’s lead to 3-0.

Arsenal’s formidable attacking display has been a hallmark of their performances in 2024, with recent thrashings of Burnley, West Ham, and Newcastle. Against Sheffield United, they had the chance to set new records, with the hosts struggling to contain their relentless onslaught.

Kai Havertz added a fourth goal for Arsenal, brushing off appeals for a foul to deliver a convincing strike into the far corner. Declan Rice then joined the scoring spree, benefiting from another precise delivery from Saka.

Arsenal’s fifth goal made them only the second team in history to score at least five goals in three consecutive top-flight away matches.

The second half saw Arsenal continue to dominate, with Ben White adding a sixth goal, showcasing Arsenal’s attacking depth. Despite a lull in goal-scoring, Arsenal’s comprehensive victory underscored Sheffield United’s struggles and Arsenal’s title ambitions.

Sheffield United’s relegation fears persist, while Arsenal’s focus remains on maintaining their title charge as they face Brentford in their next fixture.

Ethan Dempsey
Ethan Dempsey
Ethan is a lifelong football fan. When he is not obsessing over the Premier League games, Ethan likes to read fantasy tomes, watch football documentaries and waste hours upon hours on video games.
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