For the second time around, Arsenal yet again was unsuccessful in winning a Premier League match this season when they ended up with a 1-1 deadlock with Birmingham. The club is just the second team to be unbeaten by Arsenal, next to Manchester United, in the Premier League this season.
With this, Chelsea is now only four points behind Arsenal after an undefeated streak with a 2-0 triumph against Tottenham, tied with Manchester United after a 6-0 win against Newcastle. Liverpool, on the other hand, also had a 1-1 tie with Middlesbrough that is said to have increased the pressure on manager Rafa Benitez. Manchester United has taken the lead again. With Newcastle’s unstable managerial hot seat, the United has been in better form.
During the course of the match, Arsenal was given a penalty kick when Stephen Kelly hit Eduardo da Silva at the rear in the area. Adebayor striked the kick to goalkeeper Maik Taylor, making it his 13th goal this season.
Birmingham was, on the other side of the game, denied a penalty of its own as Philippe Senderos tackled down Olivier Kapo within the area.
Arsenal boss Arsene Wenger was downright frustrated with the way things happened at the Emirates Stadium. They were expecting an easy match but ended up with a tight deadlock. With Manchester United showing a better-than-ever performance, the team is worried with their stance. The Gunners failed to lock a victory in their own home in front of their own fans as Alex McLeish’s men managed to put a battling display to earn valuable spoils from the audience.