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Neil Johnston

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  1. Goodbye


    So, Arsenal are back on top of the Premier League despite failing to win at the Britannia Stadium again. At least Arsene Wenger's side did better on Stoke's home patch than Manchester City, Manchester United and Chelsea. 


  2. Want more?

    Almost time to go.

    A reminder, as we leave you, that our chief football writer Phil McNulty is busy answering questions in a Facebook Q&A. He's still going strong, so head over here and get involved.

  3. Post update

    Stoke 0-0 Arsenal

  4. Butland on England

    Stoke 0-0 Arsenal


    Stoke City goalkeeper Jack Butland: "It is a target for me [playing for England]. I am a long way from that in experience. For me, it is my first Premier League season so I want to play as well as I can and try to get myself in there."

  5. 'Cech outstanding'

    Stoke 0-0 Arsenal


    Arsenal boss Arsene Wenger, speaking to BBC Sport: “Maybe we had a better opportunities to score, they played very well, very physical and were very direct, which is an unusual style for them.

    "We needed to be strong physically and had a great spirit, we fought very hard but couldn't take our chances. It is a hard fought 0-0. We have done better than years before at this ground and showed we can fight even when we miss certain players.

    "Petr Cech was outstanding, we needed a player like him in the air when Stoke played that kind of game."

  6. Arsenal stats

    Stoke 0-0 Arsenal

    Arsenal might be going for the title but they have now won just one of their last six Premier League away games - a record they are going to have to address if they are to be celebrating in May.

    Here's some more Gunners stats following the game:

    It’s the first time since November 2012 v Aston Villa that Arsenal have drawn 0-0 away from home in the Premier League.

    Arsenal have kept three successive league clean sheets against the Potters for the first time since December 1972.

    Only against Chelsea (two in September 2015) have Arsenal registered fewer shots on target in a Premier League match this term than they did v Stoke (three).

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    Benhard Naweseb: A point at Stoke, not risking Sanchez with Chelsea to come, it's not a bad day for Arsene Wenger. 

  8. Butland on Cech

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    Stoke goalkeeper Jack Butland: "His [Petr Cech's] record speaks for itself. First half he had no saves to make but when we turned up the pressure he made the saves. That is the sign of a top keeper."

  9. 'Another point gained'

    Stoke 0-0 Arsenal

  10. Who's next?

    Stoke 0-0 Arsenal

    Arsenal have a week to recover before entertaining Petr Cech's former club Chelsea next Sunday (16:00 GMT). Stoke's next game is away to second-placed Leicester City next Saturday (15:00 GMT).

  11. 'The result shows progress'

    Stoke 0-0 Arsenal


    Stoke manager Mark Hughes, talking to BBC Sport: "It was a game between evenly matched sides. Both teams approached the game in the right manner and created chances. All-in-all we're pleased. It shows our progress. Teams have found it difficult to get points here. 

    "We are showing everyone we have belief in our ability. There was a period where Arsenal had some play around the box without creating too much. It was a similar story at the other end.

    "It was a competitive game. At times, there were good opportunities to put the ball in the box and so the only criticism I would have is that we were reluctant to do that."

  12. BreakingSwansea to appoint Guidolin

    Rob Phillips

    BBC Wales Football Correspondent

    Breaking news from the Premier League with Swansea City set to appoint former Udinese manager Francesco Guidolin as their new head coach.

    The Italian will work alongside Alan Curtis until the end of the season.

    Full story here.

    Francesco Guidolin
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    Charles Kahanji: Playing for a point, Wenger brings on a defender. Shows you the respect he has for Stoke.

    lfcway: Cech earned Arsenal the point. Without him they would have lost.

  14. 'We will take a point'

    Stoke 0-0 Arsenal


    Arsenal goalkeeper Petr Cech: "I thought Stoke did very well. We did well in the first half and had a chance to go 1-0 up but Jack [Butland] made a good save. Second half the momentum shifted and they had chances. We could have won and could have lost. We will take the point. 

    "We were coming here and heard from everyone we would lose again. But we showed we can compete. We are in a position we wanted to be."

  15. How's stat


    Jack Butland has made more saves this season in the Premier League - 81 - than any other goalkeeper.

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    Belete Eshetea: A very good point against a very good Stoke team. 

    Ben Ashton: Could have played that game for another six hours and Arsenal wouldn't have scored. Drab. At least we're still top I suppose.

    Soorya Thavaraj: A solid performance from the Gunners. We go top and can build on a clean sheet against Chelsea. Missed Mesut Ozil.

    Arsene Wenger
  17. One point separates top three

    Stoke 0-0 Arsenal

    Super Sunday? One goal in two games featuring Manchester United, Liverpool, Arsenal and Stoke.

    But just look at the top of the Premier League table. One points separates Arsenal, Leicester City and Manchester City with 16 games remaining.

  18. 'Arsenal missed Ozil'

    Stoke 0-0 Arsenal

    Robbie Savage

    Former Leicester midfielder on Radio 5 live

    "A game of limited chances and Arsenal missed Ozil.

    "Two good goalkeeping displays from Cech and Butland. On a cold day the draw was the correct result."

  19. Post update

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    The television cameras are following Petr Cech off the pitch. The Arsenal keeper made some vital saves in the second half yet Jack Butland also shone at the other end for Stoke.

  20. FULL-TIME - Stoke 0-0 Arsenal

    Arsene Wenger