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Chances go amiss as Arsenal and Man Utd share points

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Arsenal extended their unbeaten Premier League run to seven matches in an exciting, but goalless, draw against Manchester United. 

In an open contest at Emirates Stadium, Fred saw his 19th-minute shot denied by the fingertips of Bernd Leno at full stretch, before Bruno Fernandes curled narrowly wide as United enjoyed the better of the first-half chances. 

Arsenal started the second half brightly, with substitute Willian and Nicolas Pepe both having shots blocked in quick succession.

Alexandre Lacazette powered a free-kick against the bar and Emile Smith Rowe forced David De Gea into a smart save with the follow-up. 

Those opportunities came either side of Edinson Cavani spurning two good chances for United.

For the first, the Uruguayan sidefooted just wide with Leno stranded, while the second was a last-minute spectacular volley that went the wrong side of a post.

United’s club-record 18th away league match unbeaten keeps them second, but they drop three points behind Manchester City. 

Arsenal are ninth with 31 points. 

See: Arsenal report | Man Utd report

Next fixtures

Arsenal: 2 Feb v Wolves (A)
Man Utd: 2 Feb v Southampton (H)

Match officials

Referee: Michael Oliver. Assistants: Stuart Burt, Simon Bennett. Fourth official: Robert Jones. VAR: Paul Tierney. Assistant VAR: Andy Halliday.

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