Arsenal 0-0 Manchester United: Alexandre Lacazette hits bar for Gunners

Arsenal 0-0 Manchester United: Alexandre Lacazette hits bar for Gunners

Manchester United's Bruno Fernandes takes a free-kick against Arsenal in the Premier League
Manchester United stay unbeaten away from Outdated Trafford within the Premier League in 2020-21

Manchester United dropped factors for the third time in 4 Premier League video games with this goalless draw in opposition to under-strength Arsenal at Emirates Stadium.

United striker Edinson Cavani had two good possibilities late on however Arsenal absolutely deserved their level on a bitterly chilly evening in north London.

The Gunners went closest when Alexandre Lacazette’s clipped free-kick hit the bar after the break whereas United keeper David de Gea saved nicely from Emile Smith Rowe and Nicolas Pepe additionally threatened to interrupt the impasse.

De Gea’s counterpart Bernd Leno additionally distinguished himself with an athletic fingertip save from Fred within the first half.

United got here inside inches of successful it within the closing levels when Cavani noticed a close-range effort deflected vast off Leno and the Uruguay striker then hooked an outstanding cross from Aaron Wan-Bissaka simply vast when he appeared sure to attain.

Arsenal gave a late debut to Martin Odegaard, signed on mortgage from Actual Madrid, however he had little affect and the stalemate leaves United three factors behind Manchester Metropolis having performed a sport extra.

Arsenal present promising indicators

Arsenal will at all times hope to win video games at dwelling however supervisor Mikel Arteta is unlikely to be too sad with this level in opposition to United.

The Spaniard suffered a few vital harm blows earlier than kick-off when Bukayo Saka and Kieran Tierney have been dominated out, including to the absence of main striker Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang, who was lacking for private causes.

Arsenal’s reshuffled facet acquitted itself nicely, though they have been respiratory a heavy sigh of aid when Cavani missed two openings that such an completed marksman may be anticipated to transform.

Arteta’s gamers have responded nicely to final Saturday’s bitterly disappointing FA Cup fourth-round loss at Southampton with a league victory away at Saints adopted by this hard-earned level in opposition to United.

The Gunners went shut to creating it two victories since that exit, with Lacazette’s free-kick bouncing to security off the woodwork with De Gea immobile – though that will have been harsh on United.

Arteta, consistently cajoling from his technical space, has a facet that may be very a lot a piece in progress however their endeavour right here – particularly given the absence of key gamers – demonstrated he has one thing to construct on.

Participant of the match

Smith RoweEmile Smith Rowe

Extra to observe.

Line-ups

Arsenal

Formation 4-2-3-1

  • 1Leno
  • 2Bellerín
  • 16Holding
  • 23David Luiz
  • 17Cédric SoaresBooked at 13mins
  • 18Partey
  • 34Xhaka
  • 19Pépé
  • 32Smith RoweSubstituted forØdegaardat 83′minutes
  • 35MartinelliSubstituted forWillianat 45′minutes
  • 9LacazetteSubstituted forNketiahat 90+4′minutes

Substitutes

  • 6Gabriel
  • 11Ødegaard
  • 12Willian
  • 13Rúnarsson
  • 15Maitland-Niles
  • 21Chambers
  • 25Elneny
  • 28Willock
  • 30Nketiah

Man Utd

Formation 4-2-3-1

  • 1de Gea
  • 29Wan-BissakaBooked at 51mins
  • 2Lindelöf
  • 5MaguireBooked at 76mins
  • 23Shaw
  • 39McTominaySubstituted forMartialat 37′minutes
  • 17Fred
  • 10RashfordSubstituted forGreenwoodat 80′minutes
  • 18Bruno Fernandes
  • 6PogbaBooked at 73mins
  • 7Cavani

Substitutes

  • 3Bailly
  • 9Martial
  • 11Greenwood
  • 21James
  • 26Henderson
  • 27Telles
  • 31Matic
  • 34van de Beek
  • 38Tuanzebe

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