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By Tom Rostance

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  1. 'Chambo and I tried to be positive'

    Man Utd 1-1 Arsenal


    Arsenal goalscorer Olivier Giroud, speaking to Match of the Day: "It was a very good cross from Chambo [Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain]. I attacked the ball and I am very happy for myself but for the team as well because we needed this point. It is always frustrating to be on the bench but it is part of the job. You need to stay focused on what you have to do and that is what I and Chambo tried to do, try and bring a plus to the team."

  2. It was another 'defeat' - Jose

    Man Utd 1-1 Arsenal

    Manchester United

    Man Utd boss Jose Mourinho, speaking to Match of the Day: "It was another defeat. If you have a bad game, or an equal game against a very good team like Arsenal, you draw it is not a drama or a bad result because it is normal between two teams. But when De Gea was on holidays, when Cech made two or three very good saves or when you miss two or three very good chances and you are in total control then the concede late, then the feeling is like a defeat."

    Should you have had a penalty? "My feelings are that I know if it was a penalty or not but I don't want to speak about it because the referee is good. He always give you a positive feeling. He doesn't want to be the man of the match. He tries to do his best. 

    "I am proud of the performance and the work we are doing. I can only feel pride but I am obviously very sad for the players and the fans. The feeling is good. I know Man Utd won some matches at home last season and some people were leaving 10 minutes before. Now people are just unhappy with the result but the people know the direction we are going. The reality is we had these three matches at home where we lost six points."

  3. 'He is a good referee'

    Man Utd 1-1 Arsenal

    Manchester United

    More from Jose Mourinho, speaking to Sky Sports about whether Man Utd should have had a penalty: "I don't want to speak about it. I have a very good feeling with Andre Mariner. He is the kind of referee who if he make mistakes against my team there is no intention. He doesn't want to be the star of the game, he is a good referee. I don't want to say if it is a mistake or not, I know because I saw the video, but I don't want to say because he is a good referee."

  4. 'We are the unluckiest team in the league'

    Man Utd 1-1 Arsenal

    Manchester United

    Jose Mourinho

    Man Utd boss Jose Mourinho, speaking to Sky Sports: "Of course it is two points dropped. We were the best team by far. They had no chances to win. They could not be Arsenal the way they normally play football. We were phenomenal defensively. The way we pressed and the way we controlled their counter attacks. Then when we had the ball we were very comfortable. We scored a fantastic goal, we had chances to win the game and then the only time they go there and the only time we had a situation we could not resolve they scored. They are the lucky ones and we are the unlucky ones.

    "The team played very well. This team at the moment is the unluckiest team in the Premier League. That is the reality. The team is playing well. Phil Jones played more matches this season than the past three seasons I think. I don't remember him playing two matches consecutively and big matches.

    "I am happy with the work and the guys and I am super happy with the fans. They are amazing. They know to be fair and applaud a team that has dropped two points."

  5. 'More steel than style'

    Man Utd 1-1 Arsenal


    Arsene Wenger

    Arsenal boss Arsene Wenger: "We did not create many chances, it was an intense game. In the first half we did alright without creating much but in the second half they were on top of us and deservedly led.

    "After that they dropped back and we are happy to come back for a point. We have shown steel, we want style as well but we had more steel than style today.

    "We have good spirit and that has shown today."

  6. Post update

    Jose Mourinho calls his team "the unluckiest team in the Premier League."

  7. 'Last year we would have lost'

    Man Utd 1-1 Arsenal


    Olivier Giroud

    Arsene Wenger, speaking to Sky Sports: "The result in the end is positive for us because we were 1-0 down with two minutes to go. For the rest it was a bit of a scrappy game with two teams well organised who defended well. Our passing was not quick enough, our penetration was not there and in the end we looked like we had good possession of the ball but not many chances. In the second half we suffered for the first 20 minutes and they deserved to be in front.

    "The players who came on made a massive difference today. When you are 1-0 down and come back to 1-1 of course you have to feel happy.

    "We lacked a bit of sharpness today, what is it down to I don't know but at least we came back."

    A mental block playing here? "I wondered during the game about that. Honestly you never know. Last year we would have maybe lost this game and today we didn't so we have improved on that front. Hopefully now we can kick on with some wins."

  8. Le SuperSub

    Man Utd 1-1 Arsenal

    Olivier Giroud
    • Olivier Giroud has scored more Premier League goals as a substitute for Arsenal than any other player (10).
    • Giroud’s goal was the first Arsenal had scored against a Mourinho team in the Premier League since May 2007 (Gilberto Silva). It was the only shot on target Arsenal had in the match.
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    SMS Message: Arsenal supporters really do need a reality check. They haven't lost since the first day of the season, are top of their Champions League group, and have just salvaged a point away at Man United, yet their fans are somehow finding a way to blame Wenger for something. One of the criticisms last year was that Arsenal couldn't grind out a result the hard way. Well... They've done just that today. If anything, he's earned some kudos. from Matt in London:
    Matt in London:
    SMS Message: We were poor today, made an average United team look good. Rescued by our new Spanish signing......Juan Shotenscored from Steve at OT
    Steve at OT
  10. 'We have to take positives'

    Man Utd 1-1 Arsenal

    Manchester United

    Juan Mata

    Manchester United goalscorer Juan Mata: “When you are winning by one goal you are not in control .We have to take positives from the performance. We were really close to winning against a great team like Arsenal.”

    On first-half penalty shout: “Antonio Valencia is not a player that falls into the ground for no reason.”

  11. 'A point was fair'

    Man Utd 1-1 Arsenal


    Theo Walcott

    Arsenal forward Theo Walcott, speaking to Sky Sports: "I think we maybe deserved more based on our first half performance but they came at us in the second half and maybe a draw was a fair result.

    "In years gone by this was a very tough place for us to play and we managed to get a result today."

  12. Gunners looking good

    Man Utd 1-1 Arsenal

    That late point leaves Arsenal in a good position then, while Manchester United are now losing a bit of ground on the top four. 

  13. Plenty to do for United

    Man Utd 1-1 Arsenal

    John Murray

    BBC Radio 5 live commentator at Old Trafford

    Of all the managers that are at or have come in to the clubs at the top of the table, Jose Mourinho is the furthest away from where he wants his team to be.

    But then again United are coming from furthest back. Not quite enough from Paul Pogba either today.

    Mark Lawrenson: I wouldn't have Pogba playing that deep. You want him running on to the ball.

    Jose Mourinho
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    KN: Too many times we have sat back after taking the lead & allowed the other team a lot of possession. Need to cut that out

    Peter Malath: That draw felt like humiliating defeat. Arsenal offered nothing offensively and flat footed Jones cost us the points

    Stoney: what has happened to the new laws about respect to the officials? All Rooney has done since he came on is shout and swear.

  15. Post update

    Man Utd 1-1 Arsenal

    The Arsenal fans have been very loud since that equaliser and the full-time whistle isn't going to stop them from telling the world that they have Mesut Ozil.

    The German playmaker wasn't seen much today - but he leaves with a point. 

  16. Salvage job

    Man Utd 1-1 Arsenal

    Mark Lawrenson

    Former Liverpool defender on BBC Radio 5 live

    I think it's absolutely right to say that Arsenal salvaged a draw there.

    Manchester United had edged it throughout the game but then Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain stands up his man there and it's a brilliant header from Olivier Giroud.

    Arsenal have pinched a point but I don't think United just settled for one goal. They were still going for it.

  17. Post update

    Man Utd 1-1 Arsenal

    "They had one chance and they take a point," is Juan Mata's accurate appraisal of the game. 

  18. Post update

    Man Utd 1-1 Arsenal

    Arsenal still haven't lost since the opening day of the season. They were poor today, really poor in fact. But they found a way to get a result, and that's not something you can say about Arsene Wenger's side very often. 


    Man Utd 1-1 Arsenal

    A third home draw in a row in the Premier League for the first time since 1992. WHEN FOOTBALL BEGAN.