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.
Extra to observe.
- 23David Luiz
- 17Cédric SoaresBooked at 13mins
- 32Smith RoweSubstituted forØdegaardat 83′minutes
- 35MartinelliSubstituted forWillianat 45′minutes
- 9LacazetteSubstituted forNketiahat 90+4′minutes
- 1de Gea
- 29Wan-BissakaBooked at 51mins
- 5MaguireBooked at 76mins
- 39McTominaySubstituted forMartialat 37′minutes
- 10RashfordSubstituted forGreenwoodat 80′minutes
- 18Bruno Fernandes
- 6PogbaBooked at 73mins
- 34van de Beek
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Match ends, Arsenal 0, Manchester United 0.
Second Half ends, Arsenal 0, Manchester United 0.
Try missed. Fred (Manchester United) left footed shot from exterior the field misses to the appropriate. Assisted by Edinson Cavani.
Substitution, Arsenal. Eddie Nketiah replaces Alexandre Lacazette due to an harm.
Harry Maguire (Manchester United) wins a free kick within the defensive half.
Foul by Alexandre Lacazette (Arsenal).
Try missed. Edinson Cavani (Manchester United) proper footed shot from the centre of the field is shut, however misses to the appropriate. Assisted by Aaron Wan-Bissaka with a cross.
Try missed. Cédric Soares (Arsenal) proper footed shot from lengthy vary on the left is simply too excessive from a direct free kick.
Foul by Aaron Wan-Bissaka (Manchester United).
Willian (Arsenal) wins a free kick within the attacking half.
Edinson Cavani (Manchester United) wins a free kick within the defensive half.
Foul by Rob Holding (Arsenal).
Substitution, Arsenal. Martin Ødegaard replaces Emile Smith Rowe.
Mason Greenwood (Manchester United) wins a free kick within the defensive half.
Foul by David Luiz (Arsenal).
Try missed. Nicolas Pépé (Arsenal) left footed shot from the appropriate facet of the field misses to the left. Assisted by Héctor Bellerín.
Paul Pogba (Manchester United) wins a free kick within the defensive half.
Foul by Alexandre Lacazette (Arsenal).
Substitution, Manchester United. Mason Greenwood replaces Marcus Rashford.
Try missed. Marcus Rashford (Manchester United) proper footed shot from the appropriate facet of the field is shut, however misses to the appropriate. Assisted by Aaron Wan-Bissaka.