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Stoke draws 0-0 against Arsenal at Britannia Stadium, Giroud close to snatching late winner

08/26/2012 10:52 EDT | Updated 10/26/2012 05:12 EDT
STOKE, England - Arsenal and Stoke produced a goalless draw at the Britannia Stadium Sunday, with Olivier Giroud coming closest to scoring for the London side in the final minute of the game.

Giroud collected a pass from substitute Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain 40 yards from goal on the left and tried to lob Stoke goalkeeper Asmir Begovic, with the shot glancing the roof of the net.

Stoke manager Tony Pulis gave United States international Geoff Cameron his debut in the centre of midfield while fellow off-season signing Michael Kightly also started.

Midfielder Santi Cazorla produced another lively display for Arsene Wenger's side, trying his luck with a number of long range attempts, while Stoke had a goal for Jonathan Walters correctly ruled out for offside in the first half.

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