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David Luiz inspires Gabriel Martinelli as Lucas Torreira shows Arsenal fans just what he’s about

Arsenal were held to their second successive draw in the Premier League which leaves them five points adrift of the top six and still in 10th place.

Gradually getting themselves into the game against Sheffield United, the Gunners took a deserved lead just before the break through Gabriel Martinelli.

The visitors grew in confidence after Nicolas Pepe was denied a penalty, however, and with bodies streaming forward, John Fleck slammed home an equaliser with little time for Arsenal to respond.

Here are some of the moments you may have missed from Arsenal’s draw with the Blades at the Emirates.

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David Luiz rallies the troops

The Brazilian didn’t have his most influential game in an Arsenal shirt but he maintain certain standards set after Mikel Arteta’s arrival.

He was very strong in the challenge, was the player that set the pace from the back and took the responsibility of lifting those around him – the young players in particular.

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After Fleck’s equaliser, the Gunners went on the hunt for another goal. In doing so, Martinelli looked for a second wind to make the difference once more. The Brazilian took the ball up the byline to win a corner but in doing so was met with a heavy challenge that left him in a heap on the floor.

Sensing there was still a chance to come out of the game victorious, Luiz rushed over to his fellow countryman. Almost in shock that Martinelli was staying down, he lifted the 18-year-old by his armpits back onto his feet to get ready to attack the corner.

The 32-year-old wasn’t far off in his thinking, however, as Shkodran Mustafi came steaming onto the corner flicking the ball to the back post. The first shot on target from Arsenal in the second half, it was gathered well by Dean Henderson before the final whistle blew.

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Although it didn’t lead to a goal, Luiz’s actions should be encouraged. Rather than allowing seconds to tick off the clock, restarting the game quickly almost handed the Gunners all three points. Even though Martinelli is already quite a driven character this could be another vital lesson in his journey.

Lucas Torreira’s musical chairs

Making two tackles, two interceptions and a clearance against the Blades, Lucas Torreira had another steady performance. Considering he was forced off at half time a week earlier at Crystal Palace, his contribution was noteworthy.

The moment that exemplified Torreira’s hunger to keep the visitors more than ever came in the first half.

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Going into a 50/50 in midfield, the ball was rocketed into the Uruguayan’s face, keeping him on the floor for a few minutes with blood pouring out his nose onto his shorts.

Once all cleaned up he made his way to the touchline where he changed his shorts – queuing cheers from the East…