Jamie Redknapp: Why Arsenal should be thrilled with Man United stalemate
The former Liverpool and Tottenham midfielder looks at the positives for Arsenal from Saturday's stalemate
Jamie Redknapp says Arsenal should be happy that they were able to extend their unbeaten record in Saturday’s stalemate with Manchester United.
Arsene Wenger’s side looked to be heading for a first Premier League defeat since their 4-3 loss to Liverpool at the Emirates Stadium in their opening fixture of the 2016-17 campaign in August.
Spain international Juan Mata broke the deadlock in the 69th minute to edge Manchester United towards a vital win after the home side dominated most of the first half.
However, Arsene Wenger’s substitute Olivier Giroud levelled with less than 90 seconds remaining thanks to a powerful header following Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain’s superb cross.
Former Liverpool and Tottenham Hotspur midfielder Redknapp looked at the positives for Arsenal despite an underwhelming performance at Old Trafford.
Redknapp told Sky Sports: “They got out of jail. They didn’t perform as well as they’d like. It’s been a bogey ground for them for quite a while now. There was some nerves. I think they’ll be delighted overall, they kept that unbeaten run going away from home.”
Arsenal haven’t secured a Premier League win at Old Trafford since 2006 when Emmanuel Adebayor scored a late winner.
The Gunners are in fourth place in the table and two points behind leaders Liverpool after 12 games.