Jose Mourinho: So finally, I lost against Arsene

But this is not the old Arsenal.

Substitute Oliver Giroud scored a brilliant 89th minute goal to rescue a 1-1 Premier League draw for Arsenal at Manchester United on Saturday.

Though he would have hoped for more in Saturday's game, Jose Mourinho remains unbeaten in 14 competitive league and cup matches against Arsene Wenger. "We want style and steel, and we had more steel than style today", he told the BBC.

"It's the reality. If we analyse the last three matches at home, against Stoke we have to win five [or] six-nil [but] we draw, against Burnley we have to win five [or] six-nil [but] we draw".

The Gunners had no business leaving with smiles on their faces.

However, his decision to throw on Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain and Giroud for the final few minutes proved to be a masterstroke as the duo combined for the equaliser. "You need to stay focused on what you have to do and that is what I and Chambo tried to do, try and bring a plus to the team".

After a tiresome first half with both sides seemingly content with allowing the ball to wander aimlessly around the pitch, it took more than a half hour for the tempers to flare. Yet it developed into a tiresome affair until Mourinho finally got animated, screaming for a penalty when Antonio Valencia appeared to be brought down in the box by Nacho Monreal. I have a very good feeling with Andre Mariner.

A highly animated Jose Mourinho did not hide his protestations.

But Mourinho refused to criticise the referee, describing Marriner as "an honest man".

"I don't want to say if it was a mistake or not because the referee is a good referee", said Mourinho, who, after seeing the video replay, felt a penalty should have been awarded. "He was trying to do his best".

Arsenal also had Cech to thank for not having conceded in the first half. Even though the venue lost much of its aura once Sir Alex Ferguson stepped down, Arsenal remain one of the few teams to fail to break their lean streak in the red half of Manchester.

It added an extra edge and coolness as United looked to make the breakthrough, with that hard work paying off in the 68th minute.

He had the composure to guide the ball past Petr Cech.

Mata's future at United looked bleak after Mourinho was hired by United. But a "scrappy" Arsenal somehow found a way, something that's required of title contenders.

"We are the unluckiest team but the team is playing well, the players are working really well".

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