A timid Arsenal lost 1-0 to Sheffield United at the Bramall Lane after putting up one of the inept performances.

Lys Mousset scored for the home side around the half-hour mark and the Gunners struggled from there on to muster enough chances to equalise, let alone searching for the winner.

After a tight start to the game, Arsenal had a chance on the counter in the 21st minute when Sead Kolasinac found Nicolas Pepe with an excellent cross. However, the latter couldn’t get enough purchase into the shot to score.

Then, nine minutes later, Sheffield United took the lead when John O’Connell’s knockdown from a preceding corner was met by Mousset from close range into the back of the net.

Arsenal had a half chance to equalise at the stroke of half-time, but it wasn’t to be for Granit Xhaka. In the second half, their attacks were sporadic at best, and deserved to not score in the game.

All in all, another under-par performance by the Gunners away from home. Too many of them have happened under Unai Emery now.

Here’s how we rated their players after the game: