There were no goals in the battle between the once-bitter rivals at the Emirates Stadium.
Arsenal were held to a 0-0 draw by Manchester United in a watchable battle at the Emirates Stadium that also featured the Gunners debut of new signing Martin Odegaard.
The highly-rated young Norwegian arrived on loan from Real Madrid earlier in the week, but after just one full training session with his new team-mates was given just 10 minutes of total game time from the substitutes' bench by his new manager Mikel Arteta.
Alexandre Lacazette hit the bar with a free-kick for the hosts, while Marcus Rashford and Edinson Cavani had chances to win it for the Red Devils late on.
The goalless result means United are now unbeaten in 18 games away from home, while the Londoners continue their improved form since Christmas after a disastrous start to the 2020-21 campaign.
However both Arteta and Ole Gunnar Solskjaer will feel that their team could have left with all three points.
Arsenal have been asking more questions than their guests over the last 15 minutes but on the breakaway, Rashford draws gasps when his shot hits the side netting. Looked to have gone in for just a moment.
Things get a bit testy as Cedric is booked for leading with his elbow in an aerial challenge with Bruno Fernandes. The Portuguese playmaker isn't pleased with the contact, at all. Still goalless early on here.