Henry singles out two positives for Arsenal from Sunderland draw

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Arsenal drew 0-0 with Sunderland this weekend.

Thierry Henry says the return of midfielder Jack Wilshere from injury and the clean sheet were two positive points to take from Arsenal's recent 0-0 with Sunderland, Sky Sports reports.

The Gunners went into the match slightly under pressure after recent results had seen the gap between themselves and fifth-placed Manchester United close to just a handful of points.

Sunderland have been solid of late in their bid for Premier League survival, and they frustrated the North London club throughout by restricting them to few real goal-scoring opportunities.

A draw was a fair result, yet it arguably was not a favourable one from Arsenal’s perspective.

Still, commenting on Sky Sports Henry saw positives, saying: “They will take two good points from it - Jack Wilshere came on and didn't get injured. He can look forward to what's coming next and maybe Euro 2016.

“And they didn't concede a goal, which is also a good point, but it wasn't enough to win the game, especially against a team that wants to stay in the Premier League.”

Wilshere’s return from a long injury lay-off will undoubtedly be the highlight of Arsenal’s afternoon.

But in spite of the dropped points, Arsene Wenger’s side still have a top four spot in their own hands with home games against Norwich City and Aston Villa two of their three remaining matches.

A trip to Manchester City may be a cause for concern, yet United still have Leicester City and West Ham United to face so it certainly will not be easy for them to catch their former title rivals.

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