Stoke City draw a good point for Arsenal, insists Alan Shearer

The Gunners drew 1-1 at the Britannia Stadium on Saturday afternoon.

Speaking on BBC Match of the Day 2, Alan Shearer has said that Arsenal’s draw with Stoke City on Sunday was a good point for the side.

The Gunners travelled to the Britannia knowing that a win would take them two points clear at the top of the Premier League table.

Instead, they found Mark Hughes’ side in resolute mood as they defended superbly throughout the game to limit Arsenal to only a handful of chances.

The point still saw them go top but on goal difference, and Shearer says it is a good one given the sides that have been beaten by Stoke away so far this season.

“I think that’s a very, very good point for Arsenal,” he told Match of the Day 2.

“[It is] when you consider Chelsea, Manchester City and Manchester United have been there and Stoke have turned them over.”

“It’s a very good point for them, and they showed a lot of character as well.”

What this display does show is that Arsenal definitely have the credentials to be title challengers this season.

The Gunners were beaten 3-2 at the Britannia last season having been 3-0 down at half time, and the draw this season helps to show how they have progressed since then, especially considering the players they currently have out injured.

Arsene Wenger’s side showed they can dig deep and not get beaten, and Arsenal fans will be hoping that new found steel can help them to the title at the end of the campaign.

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