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Arsenal play out frustrating draw

Arsenal play out frustrating draw
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Arsenal wasted a chance to cement their place in the Premier League’s top four as the Gunners were held to a 0-0 draw by Everton on Tuesday.

Arsene Wenger’s side would have moved four points clear of fifth placed Tottenham with a win at the Emirates Stadium.

But they were forced to settle for a point as obdurate Everton’s physical approach succeeded in frustrating the hosts. Third placed Arsenal are now two points clear of Chelsea and Tottenham in the race to qualify for the Champions League.

However Arsenal still have plenty of work to do as Chelsea have two games in hand on Wenger’s team, while Tottenham have played a game less than their north London rivals. Everton remain in sixth place, two points behind Chelsea having played two games more, and a spot in the Europa League now looks their best bet.

Everton’s aggressive approach had knocked Arsenal out of their rhythm and it took a mistake from Marouane Fellaini to gift the Gunners their first sight of goal. Everton’s attempts to stifle Arsenal were becoming increasingly crude and Darron Gibson’s foul on Theo Walcott finally brought a booking. He escaped a second sure yellow later.
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