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Saturday, December 30, 2006
Sheff Utd Vs Arsenal
Sheffield United face an injury crisis as they prepare to take on the Gunners on Saturday. A mystery virus (With Arsenal involved again! Is there a pattern here!?) has swept through the team leaving four first team players in doubt for the game. The Blades go in to the game hoping to avoid a third successive defeat, while Arsenal will be hoping to make up more ground on Chelsea.

Vital Quotes:
Warnock: 'The difficulty is that we have to play on Monday afternoon as well but the situation is that whoever is fit will have to play against Arsenal.'

Wenger: 'We have viruses and everything at the moment. We don't have long-term injuries in fairness they are short-term, a few days. But at the moment a few days is missing two games.'

Sheffield United Team News:
The Blades look likely to be missing Webber, Tonge, Gillespie and Davis, who have all picked up a virus. Derek Geary and Stephen Quinn are definitely missing through injury but Leigertwood may be available again.

Player to watch: Jagielka
The highly rated midfielder will need to be at his best if the Blades are to keep Arsenal quiet.

Arsenal Team News:
Arsenal face a mini injury crisis of their own with Henry, Adebayor, Hleb, Walcott, Eboue and Djourou all likely to miss out. Baptista looks likely to start up front.

Player to watch: Fabregas
The talented young midfielder is perhaps Arsenal's biggest talent and is sure to cause United problems with his vision.

Match Facts & Stats
Last-Time: Arsenal 3-0 Sheffield United (23/09/06).

Head-To-Head: Sheffield United 38, Arsenal 46, Draws 25.

Ref Watch:
Alan Wiley (Burntwood, Staffordshire)

Next Fixtures:
Middlesbrough Vs Sheffield United: Mon 01/01/07, 3.00pm.
Arsenal Vs Charlton: Tues 02/01/07, 7.45pm.

Writer: Simon Tingle
Date: Friday December 29 2006
Time: 4:40PM


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