What the papers say: Arsenal squander chance to close in on league leaders

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The Sun - Wenger sees his bubbles burst
ARSENE WENGER was furious after his Arsenal team missed out on closing the gap on Manchester United.

The Mirror - Arsene Wenger accuses his players of blowing great title race chance
Arsene Wenger last night accused his players of blowing a glorious chance in the title race. Frustrated Wenger saw Arsenal throw away a two-goal half time lead as ten-man West Ham staged a brave fight back to snatch a point at Upton Park.

It was only their sixth point of what remains a miserable campaign to date, but the manner of the comeback against Arsenal from off the canvas suggested while there may be little cash there is plenty of spirit at Upton Park.

The Daily Mail Late Alessandro Diamanti penalty denies Arsene Wenger a birthday win as Gunners throw away two-goal lead
West Ham can only hope that a billionaire with cash to burn spent his Sunday afternoon watching this pulsating London derby.

WEST Ham might have stretched their winless league run to eight but they showed true East End grit to battle back from two goals down.

The Daily Telegraph - Gianfranco Zola believes draw against Arsenal could attract West Ham investors
Gianfranco Zola believes the spirit shown in the fightback from 2-0 down to Arsenal will encourage potential investors that West Ham are a club with a big Premier League future.

The Times Alessandro Diamanti makes Arsenal pay penalty
Would anyone like to win the Barclays Premier League? If so, please stand up. Arsenal became the latest of the title contenders to squander an opportunity to pile on the pressure at the top when they conceded two late goals against West Ham United at Upton Park yesterday. 

The Guardian - Arsène Wenger left fuming over referee's 'generous' decisions
Arsène Wenger lamented a "major missed opportunity" as Arsenal lost a 2-0 lead to draw 2-2 at West Ham United today but the manager reserved most of his ire for the referee Chris Foy, whom he accused of making "extremely generous" decisions for the home team.

The Independent - Diamanti crowns West Ham recovery
West Ham employed a tenor at half-time yesterday to sing "Jerusalem". There are not too many dark satanic mills near Upton Park, nor mountains of green, and the Icelandic-owned, Italian-managed club are hardly the epitome of Englishness these days. With Arsenal two-nil up and cruising, "Abide With Me", favoured by football and funerals, seemed more appropriate.

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