Tuesday, December 5

Arsenal hold Manchester United

Old rivals Arsenal and Manchester United played a 0-0 tie at the Emirates on Saturday. The expectations of Ole Gunnar Solskjaer detented of leading United to the Premier League title.

The result means that both United and Arsenal remain in second and eighth place, respectively. With United enjoying the best opportunities, the first half was scrappy. They had 67 percent of the possession, and within the first 15 minutes, Arsenal struggled to challenge David de Gea’s goal.

When he got the ball in the six-yard box with only Bernd Leno to beat, Marcus Rashford had half the chance. After Leno quickly closed him down, however, he took one too many touches and the chance came to nothing.

With Edinson Cavani provided many chances to open the scoring, United managed to enjoy the bulk of the possession in the second half. Alexandre Lacazette hit the bar with a free kick. Then Emile Smith-Rowe forced De Gea into a good save with a shot that was bound for the bottom right corner.

Arsenal almost disrupted the run of play just after the hour mark. Meanwhile, Martin Odegaard’s latest Arsenal signing made his 82-minute debut, coming on for Smith-Rowe.

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