LONDON - Arsenal are in danger of losing touch with the Premier League's top four after they hung on for a 0-0 draw away at Tottenham Hotspur yesterday.
Gunners midfielder Emmanuel Eboue was sent off in the 36th minute for a petulant kick at Luca Modric, shortly after striker Emmanuel Adebayor went off injured.
Arsenal remain in fifth place, five points behind fourth-placed Chelsea while Spurs are 15th, just two points above relegation.
Tottenham, with Robbie Keane starting as captain following his return to the north London club from his ill-fated spell at Liverpool, had two good chances in the second half while Modric wasted the home side's best opportunity in injury time.
Arsenal might have gone ahead with 20 minutes remaining when Alexandre Song found space in a crowded penalty area but glanced a volley wide while substitute Nicklas Bendtner also tested Spurs keeper Carlo Cudicini with a well-struck shot late on.
Arsenal's new club record signing Andrei Arshavin got no further than the the substitutes bench where he was joined by Brazilian-born Croatia striker Eduardo, back in the squad after a year out with a broken leg injury.
RESULTS: Blackburn Rovers 0, Aston Villa 2; Chelsea 0, Hull City 0; Everton 3, Bolton Wanderers 0; Manchester City 1, Middlesbrough 0; Portsmouth 2, Liverpool 3; Sunderland 2, Stoke City 0; West Brom 2, Newcastle United 3; Wigan Athletic 0, Fulham 0 - Reuter