London, England – The race for Champions League football intensified on Tuesday, even with a lack of goals at the Emirates.
The English Premier League table remained unchanged after third-place Arsenal was held to a 0-0 draw by sixth-place Everton, keeping the two clubs separated by four points.
The finishing at the offensive end was lacking from both sides on Tuesday, but most-notably from Olivier Giroud.
The Frenchman had a great opportunity to open the scoring in the 42nd minute when he got on the end of a cross from Aaron Ramsey. The delivery pulled Tim Howard off his line and left a gaping hole in front of goal for Giroud to exploit, but the 26-year-old poked his effort just wide of the net.
Giroud had a similar opportunity in the second half when Alex Oxlade- Chamberlain slid a low pass in front of goal, but Seamus Coleman tracked back to cut the cross out with a sliding challenge.
The Arsenal striker continued to get himself in favorable positions only to come up short, leaving the Gunners to rue their missed chances.
Arsene Wenger's side retains third place with 60 points collected through 33 matches, though Chelsea can climb above the Gunners with a victory over Fulham on Wednesday.