Mikel Arteta was disappointed not to take all three points against Manchester United - but still believes there were a number of positives for Arsenal.

The Gunners created most of the game’s best chances, and went close through Laurent Koscielny and Olivier Giroud.

Arteta was pleased with their response after Saturday’s defeat to Liverpool and believes it bodes well for the rest of the season.

We threw absolutely everything up front to try to win it and we created most of the chances and played really well in the second half - we really dominated

Mikel Arteta

“We threw absolutely everything up front to try to win it and we created most of the chances and played really well in the second half - we really dominated,” the vice-captain said.

“They had one chance and we had four or five. We were in much better situations than them and in my opinion their goalkeeper was there best game.

“They are a very solid side, they make it hard for you and they work really hard for each other but we had some great play, we pressed really high. The team looked really committed after the hard result we had at Liverpool and it was a good reaction from the lads, but unfortunately we were unable to win the game.

“But we can take a lot of positives and the reaction of the team after what happened on Saturday was very good.”

Copyright 2014 The Arsenal Football Club plc. Permission to use quotations from this article is granted subject to appropriate credit being given to www.arsenal.com as the source Rob Kelly 12 Feb 2014