Arsenal played out a goalless draw with Manchester United in the Premier League in a match which might have had a very different score line with more clinical ability shown in front of goal.Both teams were left to rue wasted chances as they had to settle for a point each at the Emirates Stadium.
Bernd Leno’s flying save to deny Fred was the only highlight from a cagey first half as Scott McTominay was taken off due to a stomach issue.
Both teams had good chances in the second half to win the game as Alexandre Lacazette came close to netting for Arsenal when he struck the woodwork, while Nicolas Pepe placed his strike wide of the target. At the other hand, Edinson Cavani saw his effort saved by Arsenal goalkeeper Bernd Leno from close range, and fired wide of the post late on in the game.
Manchester United enjoyed a slightly superior possession of the ball throughout the game, as both the teams had very similar amounts of total attempts as well as shots on target. It was United who had the aforementioned couple of big chances in the second half: both of which were fluffed by Cavani as Ole Gunnar Solskjaer’s side failed to cover up lost ground, having lost their top spot in the Premier League to rivals Manchester City earlier this week.
Judging by the overall run of play in the match, neither side really deserved to win the game and hence shared the spoils when referee Michael Oliver blew his whistle at full time.
Manchester United dropped points for the second game running, and now sit in second place on the standings: three points behind current league leaders Manchester City who also have a game in hand. Arsenal climb up a place to go eighth on the table, one point above Chelsea, who have a game in hand.
Man of the match: David Luiz
Check out the highlights below –
Players enter the stadium in the second half to WWE star Kane’s music
Edinson Cavani and David Luiz embrace at full time
Former PSG teammates Edinson Cavani & David Luiz hugging it out and chatting at full-time! ❤ pic.twitter.com/fFpUNXvPRN— Football Daily (@footballdaily) January 30, 2021
Post match interview with David Luiz
Jamie Carragher and Roy Keane discuss Manchester United’s title challenge
🗣”It looks like they are frightened of the challenge”— Football Daily (@footballdaily) January 30, 2021
🗣”I would be more annoyed as a United fan today than mid-week
Roy Keane & @Carra23 debate Manchester United’s title challenge and if they are ready to go for it pic.twitter.com/d6HieqyfPt
Post match interview with Ole Gunnar Solskjaer
🗣”We had the bigger chances to win the game”— Football Daily (@footballdaily) January 30, 2021
Ole Gunnar Solskjær was positive about the 0-0 draw with Arsenal and feels they had chances to win the game pic.twitter.com/4Qm4J1N7GV
Post match interview with Mikel Arteta