Arsenal last faced Sheffield United in the Premier League all the way back in December 2006 when Arsene Wenger still had another decade left in charge of the club.
A lot has changed since that 1-0 loss to the Blades and the Gunners will be hoping Monday’s trip to Bramall Lane does not end on another sour note.
In what is a bit of an usual feeling for most Arsenal fans, there are actually not that many players injured at all ahead of the meeting with newly-promoted Sheffield United.
Emery’s side struggled in games on the road last season and their last win away from home to date came on the opening day of this campaign when they defeated Newcastle United 1-0, courtesy of a strike from Pierre Emerrick-Aubameyang in the second half.
The Arsenal boss has managed to keep his side in the race for the top four places thus far but he is fully aware that might quickly change if they slip up on Monday.