Arsenal vs Manchester United
Barclays Premier League
Kick off: February 12, 2014 7.45 PM BST
Arsenal missed the chance to reclaim top spot tonight after a draw at home to Manchester United. Both teams seeming a little hesitant at times, their fear of losing overpowering their desire to win.
The Gunners can be thankful that Van Persie didn’t have his clinical boots on, however Wojciech Szczesny rightfully earned the plaudits for some superb saves to deny the Dutchman.
Giroud was wasteful, while Cazorla attempted to get things going for the Gunners. Koscielny too also came close for the Gunners, but in the end they failed to find the cutting edge to finish off Moyes’ men.
There was a penalty shout for Arsenal fairly late on however. Giroud going down after a push in the back from Vidic. The referee waved play on, and although there was certainly a shove, it would have been a soft one.
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With Man City’s game postponed due to the weather, Arsenal retain second place and remain close behind Chelsea. Still, it remains two points dropped rather than a point gained.
Here is the match report infographic: