Sheffield United vs. Arsenal - Football Match Report

Sheffield United vs. Arsenal - Football Match Report

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Unai Emery's men suffered a shock 1-0 defeat to Sheffield United at Bramall Lane on Monday night.

"That was the key I think because if that (Pepe's chance) goes in - they are the team in the Premier League who have conceded least goals with Liverpool, seven only", said Emery.

"We have to stop speaking about mental [issues] or bulls-- like this", said Xhaka. "For me, it is the same whether you play home or away - you have to win and show big character and a good game and not to always find the same excuse". You have to win.

Addressing Evra's comments, he added: "A lot of people they speak too much". "We had to get him up to speed and a lot of work's been put in with the conditioners and Lys himself to get him into a situation where he starts a game". I have a lot of respect for him as he was a great player but you have to be careful what you say.

"We came under pressure in the second half but we limited them to a few chances and we backed up a good performance with a good result".

"Maybe sometimes it was good, sometimes it was not so good. We did not deserve to lose and we will think about where we can improve".

"I tell you the honest truth, I'm not interested in what people say and speak".

The loss means Arsenal missed a chance to go third in the standings, remaining in fifth instead, while Sheffield climbed to ninth after its first home win since August 18.

Arsenal's quest for an equaliser in the second half was in vain as Unai Emery's team slumped to an unlikely defeat to promoted United and missed out on the chance to return to the Premier League's top four.

Two promotions later and with United last night hosting and beating Arsenal in the Premier League, McCabe can look back with a.

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