Arsenal vs Liverpool, Premier League


As it is, they sit fourth at the time of writing after coming from behind, yet again, to claim a fully deserved 1-1 draw with Liverpool.

The Gunners, looking to extend their unbeaten run to 14 games in all competitions, poured forward in search of an equaliser and the pressure paid off when Lacazette struck in the 82nd minute.

"It's not possible for us to come here and dominate Arsenal like we want". The Swiss made more passes (47), had more touches (59), made more tackles (5) and more recoveries (9) than any other player in the first half, emphasising the improvement he has made under Emery.

The two Premier League heavyweights put on a brilliant showing on Saturday evening in a high-class encounter that saw the Gunners' Alexandre Lacazette cancel out James Milner's opener.

Yet, even that upturn may not be enough to keep pace with a City side showing no let-up after romping to the title with 100 points.

But in between, Arsenal took the game to their below-par visitors, firing off nine shots, the most Klopp's side had faced in the opening 45 minutes of a Premier League game since February 2017.

"A point is a good result, (Unai) Emery can say the same, but we had clear chances", the German said.

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We made life a bit too easy for them in the first half.

So how has Emery inspired such a swift turnaround from the malaise of recent seasons? However, Arsenal goalkeeper Bernd Leno spread himself well to deny the Dutchman an unlikely goal.

Torreira has been hugely impressive in the way he recovers possession.

Arsenal's resurgence is not exclusively down to the summer signing of the 22-year-old from Sampdoria.

According to the same story, the Welsh midfielder has accepted that this will be his final campaign as an Arsenal player after a 10-season career at the north London side. Leno looked unusually shaky in the air throughout the game and can be singled out as the main culprit for the goal, but the defending from Hector Bellerin and Shkodran Mustafi was suspect as well.

Rashford came off the bench to snatch an injury-time victor against Bournemouth for Jose Mourinho's side, giving them a 2-1 victory and helping them keep pace with the top four.

"I'm happy with our performance and I think today the balance in the 90 minutes is more balanced positively with the control against them, but it's very hard to not let them have chances also".