The Gunners forced a series of late corners, and went closest to winning it when Eisfeld hit a post after Joel Castro Pereira thwarted Jon Toral, while Wilson had a shot comfortably saved.
A draw was a fair result in the end, ensuring United were unable to leapfrog the North Londoners in the Barclays Under-21 Premier League table. The result was a third draw from the last five games as Joyce's men will strive to make up ground by catching up on some games in hand next year.
United: J.Pereira; Love, Thorpe, Ekangamene, James; Janko, Pearson (A.Pereira 79), Cole, Rothwell (Grimshaw 73), Weir; Wilson. Subs not used: Gollini, Barmby, Rudge.