A fairly scrappy affair produced both early and late chances for both sides as David Moyes’ United frustrated Arsene Wenger’s Gunners in north London.
It was almost a disastrous beginning for Arsenal when Mikel Arteta was dispossessed close to goal inside three minutes but former Gunners skipper Robin van Persie missed a one-on-one opportunity with Wojciech Szczesny.
Olivier Giroud was inches away from meeting a Bacary Sagna cross from the right in the 76th minute before Szczesny came up with the save of the match when he tipped van Persie’s angled header, from a pinpoint Wayne Rooney chip, onto the crossbar.
United keeper David de Gea then produced a quality save of his own, getting down to his right to keep out Santi Cazorla, before he again snubbed out the efforts of the Spaniard.
2013/14 Barclays Premier League season scores
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