Arsenal were unable to extend their lead at the top of the Premier League to 10 points after being held to a goalless draw by Newcastle United at Emirates Stadium on Tuesday night.
Despite making a strong start, Arsenal were unable to score in a Premier League game for the first time this season and their 100% home record in the top flight was ended.
Newcastle put in a resilient performance, with Joelinton missing their best chance in the first half. In the second half, both teams struggled to create openings, with Arsenal limited to speculative shots at goal and Newcastle goalkeeper Nick Pope untested.
Eddie Nketiah had a late chance to win the game for Arsenal, but his effort was saved by Nick Pope. In stoppage time, Arsenal appealed for a penalty for handball against Jacob Murphy, but the decision was not overturned by VAR.
Manchester City can reduce Arsenal’s lead at the top of the league to five points if they beat Chelsea on Thursday. In other Premier League matches, Brighton defeated Everton 4-1, Manchester United won 3-0 against Bournemouth, and Fulham beat Leicester 1-0.