Arsenal wasted numerous chances as the Premier League title-chasers were held to a frustrating 0-0 draw by Sunderland on Saturday.
Sunderland goalkeeper Simon Mignolet produced a string of superb saves to deny Arsenal, which came closest to scoring when substitute Marouane Chamakh hit the bar with a second-half header at Emirates Stadium.
The Gunners narrowed the gap to leader Man United to three points, with both sides having played the same no. of games. In another match, West Bromwich Albion boosted their hopes of avoiding relegation with a 3-1 victory over Birmingham.
Results: Arsenal 0 Sunderland 0; B’gham 1 (Beausejour 48) lost to West Brom 3 (Mulumbu 47, Morrison 58, Scharner 72)