Arsenal had to settle for a point on Wednesday as a very dull affair with Manchester United ended 0-0.

The final whistle was greeted by jeers around the Emirates stadium, but in fairness, this was more of a useful than damaging result in comparison to Saturday’s.

Today’s clash looked like a meaningful game only at the start when both sides exchanged half-chances with Robin van Persie grabbing and then wasting two openings to punish Arsenal’s mistakes at the back.

As expected, the hosts were dominant with the ball but also as expected on tight nights like this, they did not have much to show for it. Indeed the closest Arsenal came to scoring tonight was when Laurent Koscielny’s header was cleared off the line in the second-half.

Both sides had last gasp opportunities to snatch a winner as a goal-bound Van Persie header was saved by Szczesny before Cazorla’s effort which was also heading for the net was tipped away by David de Gea.

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