Arsenal secured a point against Manchester United in a game void of quality as two of the country’s most historic clubs showed where they currently stand in the footballing landscape.
Arsenal went behind on the stroke of half time to a Scott McTominay strike – deflected past Bernd Leno.
Grant Xhaka ducked out of the way much to the despair of the Arsenal fans, but they did get an equaliser 12 minutes into the second half as Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang struck, despite being flagged off side only for it to be overturned by VAR.
But the game lacked quality and spark as both sides showed why they have struggled so far this season.
Arsenal player ratings
LENO – aimless distribution, superb save to deny Maguire late in second half 7
KOLASINAC worked hard but limited impact going forward 5
SOKRATIS tireless and brave but often at full stretch 7
LUIZ caught in possession early by Rashford, tired as match went on 5
CHAMBERS troubled by pace of James, booked early, solid enough 6
XHAKA ducked under McTominay shot, little impact going forward 5
GEUNDOUZI lightweight presence in centre for all his running 5
TORREIRA mis-hit golden chance to equalise early in second half 5
PEPE poor delivery from dead ball situations, little impact 5
SAKA troubled Young first half but faded as game went on 5
AUBAMEYANG work rate questionable until superb finish for equaliser 7