Arsenal boss Mikel Arteta explains why Sheffield United will be a 'difficult test' for his side - and why he is 'impressed' by Chris Wilder's Blades

Arsenal boss Mikel Arteta has warned his players that Sheffield United will be a 'difficult test' on Saturday - and why he is 'impressed' by Chris Wilder's Blades ahead of their trip to the Emirates.

Wednesday, 15th January 2020, 3:45 pm
Updated Wednesday, 15th January 2020, 3:45 pm

United travel south four points and four places in the table ahead of the Gunners, who they beat 1-0 at Bramall Lane last year.

And Arteta, who replaced Unai Emery in charge at the Emirates, admitted: “I've been very impressed [with United]. I've seen a lot of games and everything is prepared.

“Everything they do has a real sense, they are really difficult to break down. The solidarity in their team is incredible, how hard they work for each other and they have very clear principles - in attack and in defence, restarts of play, set-pieces - with what they want to do.

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Arsenal manager Mikel Arteta: John Walton/PA Wire.

“So it will be a very difficult test. I already warned the players today.”