Michael Owen looks ahead to Arsenal’s trip to Sheffield United on Monday night
Michael Owen is backing Sheffield United to frustrate Arsenal and hold them to a draw in their Premier League clash on Monday night.
The north London side head into the game looking to make it back to back wins in the top flight after their narrow victory against Bournemouth at home last time out.
Arsenal are currently in third place in the Premier League table and just a point behind second-placed Manchester City after eight games of the new campaign.
The Gunners, however, have struggled to find consistent form in terms of results, and they have only won two of their last five games in the Premier League under Unai Emery.
Emery will be keen for his side to claim the three points at Bramall Lane and continue their push for Champions League qualification this season.
However, former Liverpool FC and Manchester United striker Owen feels that the north London side are likely to drop points and will have to settle for a draw on Monday night.
Writing in his column for BetVictor, Owen said: “Sheffield United have failed to score in their last three games in all competitions but they were, arguably, unlucky not to pick up a point against Liverpool in their last home game.
“Arsenal have only conceded once in their last four games in all competitions, but I would not be surprised if the Gunners had to settle for a point at Bramall Lane on Monday.
“Chris Wilder’s side have not lost by more than one goal in the league so far this campaign and I think they will get a draw against the Gunners.”
Arsenal are aiming to break back into the top four this season after having finished fifth in the Premier League and without a trophy last term.