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Pepe to start ahead of Willian as Arsenal plan to gun down Sheffield Utd

Arsenal host Sheffield United as they look to get back to winning ways in the Premier League.

The Gunners lost to Liverpool in the league on Monday before bouncing back and beating the Reds on penalties in the Carabao Cup on Thursday.

Arteta will know nothing but three points will do against a Sheffield United side who have lost all three of their opening games.

The Spaniard has long-been impressed by Chris Wilder and was studying his approach back when United were still a Sky Bet Championship side.

Asked what he thought about the job Wilder did last season, Arteta replied: “Incredible.

“I started to analyse his team two years to understand some of the things he was doing and I think him and the coaching staff have done a really, really good job.

“Not just for the way they play because it is a very clear style, but for the culture they created around the club and this feeling that you can sense around the team and how they compete. I think it is remarkable what they have done.

“I was told by someone that we had to have a look at them.

“I always like to see different trends, different ways of playing, formations, structures, patterns and I was impressed with some of the things they were doing. It is always good to have this information.”

Areta is expected to make three changes to the side that lost to Liverpool.

Gabriel Magalhaes is to keep his place from midweek with David Luiz to miss out.

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Dani Ceballos should come in for Mohamed Elneny to add a slightly more attacking dimension to the Gunners.

And Nicolas Pepe will likely get the nod ahead of Willian.

Arsenal predicted XI vs Sheffield United: Leno; Holding, Gabriel, Tierney, Bellerin; Ceballos, Xhaka, Maitland-Niles; Pepe, Lacazette, Aubameyang

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