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By Andah John

It finished all square at Old Trafford as Manchester United and Arsenal battled to a 1-1 draw in the Premier League.

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Juan Mata opened scoring for Jose Mourinho’s charges when he slid in Herrera’s cross in the 68th minute.

But the Gunners refused to let go as striker Olivier Giroud powered in a late header to earn Arsenal a point.

What Wenger said after the game

“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.”

Is Jose Mourinho disappointed?

“Of course it is two points dropped. We were the best team by far. They had no chances to win,” Mourinho told Sky Sports.

”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.”

Should Man United have had a penalty?

Here is what Mourinho thinks

“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.”

More to come.