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Sheffield United: Fans want Billy Sharp to start against Arsenal

Sheffield United: Fans want Billy Sharp to start against Arsenal

Sheffield United have made a solid start to life in the Premier League, picking up nine points from their opening eight fixtures.

The Blades were only promoted from the Championship last season, but have so far held their own in the top flight. Their defensive record is particularly impressive, having conceded just seven goals so far – only Liverpool have shipped less with six (via BBC Sport).

However, the one thing they may need to improve if they are to stay up is how many goals they score. As it stands, they are the fourth-lowest scorers in the division having netted just seven times so far.

The likes of Oliver McBurnie, Callum Robinson and David McGoldrick have all started games recently, but between them they have managed to score just twice. Lys Mousset has had his fair share of game time from the bench, but he has also managed just one goal.

Another striker in their squad who has had significantly less game time is Billy Sharp, who has so far played just 83 minutes of Premier League football. However, some Sheffield United fans think he may be the answer to their goalscoring woes.

The 33-year-old certainly has a reputation of being prolific in front of goal, and the stats back that up. He has netted 239 goals in his career so far and was the Blades’ top goalscorer last season with 24.

Sheffield United supporters think that he is their most natural finisher, and several are calling for him to be in the starting line-up when they take on Arsenal in their next Premier League outing…

Sheffield United fans, who would you start up front against the Gunners? Join the discussion by commenting below!

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