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Summary

  1. Giroud powers in late header as Arsenal grab a draw
  2. Mata slides in Herrera's cross for the opener
  3. Mourinho furious as Utd denied penalty
  4. Monreal brought down Valencia in the box but no penalty given
  5. Mourinho never lost PL game to Wenger

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By Tom Rostance

All times stated are UK

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'Chambo and I tried to be positive'

Man Utd 1-1 Arsenal

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."

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."

'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."

'We are the unluckiest team in the league'

Man Utd 1-1 Arsenal

Manchester United

Jose Mourinho
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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."

'More steel than style'

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Arsenal

Arsene Wenger
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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."

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

'Last year we would have lost'

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Arsenal

Olivier Giroud
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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."

Le SuperSub

Man Utd 1-1 Arsenal

Olivier Giroud
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  • 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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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.

Matt in London:

We were poor today, made an average United team look good. Rescued by our new Spanish signing......Juan Shotenscored

Steve at OT

'We have to take positives'

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Manchester United

Juan Mata
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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.”

'A point was fair'

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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."

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. 

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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.

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. 

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.

Man Utd 1-1 Arsenal

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

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. 

FULL-TIME

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

Man Utd 1-1 Arsenal

Wayne Rooney is booked for an extended, album version of a rant to referee Andre Marriner.  

Wayne Rooney
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The Mourinho moan to come?

Man Utd 1-1 Arsenal

John Murray

BBC Radio 5 live commentator at Old Trafford

That penalty shout from the first half might get a mention from Jose Mourinho now...

Minute 35...

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Granit Xhaka is booked for a trip on the right and Manchester United have a chance to load up the box. Instead they pull it back to Ander Herrera, his chip into the middle is easy for Petr Cech to catch. 

Man Utd 1-1 Arsenal

Do Arsenal deserve a point? Almost certainly not. Does that header deserve a point? Absolutely yes.

Superb from Olivier Giroud. He took three men out of the game without disturbing a single hair on his head. 

Super sub

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Mark Lawrenson

Former Liverpool defender on BBC Radio 5 live

What a substitution from Arsene Wenger now. Great ball and great header from Giroud after he had a running jump at it.

Bosh

Man Utd 1-1 Arsenal

John Murray

BBC Radio 5 live commentator at Old Trafford

Oxlade-Chamberlain with an excellent cross and then Olivier Giroud has just boshed it in. Great header and Arsenal are level.

Oxlade-Chamberlain did to Rashford what we normally see Rashford do to defenders.

GOAL - Man Utd 1-1 Arsenal

Olivier Giroud

One effort, one goal! A goal totally out of character for Arsenal, but absolutely unstoppable.

It's a beautiful sight, if you like this sort of thing. And I do. Sub Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain takes on his man - Marcus Rashford - and whips in a great cross but Olivier Giroud has so much to do.

He climbs and jumps over three defenders to meet it on the full with a smashing header. Duncan Ferguson-esque. 

Olivier Giroud
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Same old Arsenal?

Man Utd 1-0 Arsenal

Mark Lawrenson

Former Liverpool defender on BBC Radio 5 live

Arsenal have been pretty solid in defence today but offered nothing in attack. It's just been sidewards, sidewards, backwards and repeat.

John Murray: This is going to provoke all the old questions about Arsenal.

Jose and Juan

Man Utd 1-0 Arsenal

Mark Lawrenson

Former Liverpool defender on BBC Radio 5 live

To think that Jose Mourinho sold Juan Mata at Chelsea. Listen to the applause he's getting at Old Trafford.

Juan Mata
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SUBSTITUTION

Man Utd 1-0 Arsenal

Juan Mata - who was booked for having the temerity of celebrating his goal with some fans - goes off to a huge ovation. Morgan Schneiderlin is on. 

Man Utd 1-0 Arsenal

Come on Arsenal, at least have a shot! This has been a very laboured, tired looking performance. Dire in fact. 

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Rojo should've scored

Man Utd 1-0 Arsenal

Mark Lawrenson

Former Liverpool defender on BBC Radio 5 live

That Rojo header was not unlike Sanchez's effort in the first half and it probably ended up as wide of the goal as Sanchez's did too.

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Let's just have a quick rummage in the inbox. Ah yes, there we go...

Same old Arsenal. Fall apart in November, lose to a poor Man Utd squad. Wenger out is the only solution.

Chris in Herts

Another year but the same old story for Arsenal at Old Trafford.

Dan. From Malvern.

Another big game, another failure. Typical Arsenal, typical Wenger.

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Arsene Wenger
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SUBSTITUTION

Man Utd 1-0 Arsenal

The man with the hammer left foot, Granit Xhaka, is on for Arsenal in place of Francis Coquelin. It might take a 30-yard screamer for Arsenal to get back into this one. They haven't looked like creating much else. 

Man Utd 1-0 Arsenal

Good play, again, from Antonio Valencia as he digs out a testing cross but it can't quite find a man in red. It then comes in from the left, Daley Blind whips it in, Marcos Rojo meets it with a commanding header but his radar is askew. Wide!

Arsenal aren't going for it

Man Utd 1-0 Arsenal

Mark Lawrenson

Former Liverpool defender on BBC Radio 5 live

Arsenal just don't seem to be pushing on at all. You'd rather lose 2-0 going for the draw, wouldn't you?

Man Utd 1-0 Arsenal

It's been limp and lifeless from Arsenal, it really has. Not a single effort on target yet. There are 13 minutes left. 

What's this? Yaya Toure?

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Manchester City

Some genuinely surprising team news in as Yaya Toure starts for Manchester City.

Get team news for all of today's games over here. 

Lacklustre Arsenal

Man Utd 1-0 Arsenal

John Murray

BBC Radio 5 live commentator at Old Trafford

We've seen little to nothing of Arsenal as an attacking threat in this half. Or in the match as a whole for that matter.