Report: Arsenal 1-1 Liverpool (inc. goals)

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Result: Arsenal 1-1 Liverpool
Competition: Premier League
Date: 3rd November 2018
Venue: Emirates Stadium

Arsenal: Leno, Bellerin, Mustafi, Holding, Kolasinac, Torreira, Xhaka, Mkhitaryan, Ozil, Aubameyang, Lacazette

Subs: Cech, Ramsey, Lichtsteiner, Maitland-Niles, Iwobi, Welbeck, Smith-Rowe

Arsenal delivered a superb performance in a lively encounter with Liverpool on Saturday night, and will be disappointed to walk away with only one point.

Hector Bellerin overcame a thigh injury and returned to the starting line-up, while Sead Kolasinac made his first league start of the season in place of the injured Nacho Monreal.

Matteo Guendouzi missed out through suspension, following his midweek red card against Blackpool.

Arsenal began well. Two forays down Liverpool’s right flank in the opening minutes were met with the offside flag and a save from Alisson. The ball moved assuredly between the Arsenal rearguard, save a wayward pass from Lucas Torreira in the eighth minute.

The home side’s possession grew, and their confidence followed. Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang had a good effort deflected into the left-hand side of the net. An enterprising cross nearly found an unmarked Henrikh Mkhitaryan, who headed wide under pressure from Alisson.

The visitors, content to let their hosts test them with the ball, delivered the first scare on the 17th minute. Roberto Firmino’s deft attempt displaced Bernd Leno and found the post.

Sadio Mane followed in, but his effort was judged offside. Replays indicated that Arsenal emerged rather fortunately, as both Liverpool attackers appeared level when Firmino struck.

Liverpool’s purple wave rose from this point, but for now, Arsenal remained above water. Granit Xhaka, his enthusiasm apparently undimmed after his costly foul on Wilfried Zaha last week, executed a superb sliding tackle on Mo Salah in our box.

Shortly afterwards, Leno saved at point-blank as a sweeping cross from deep found Virgil van Dijk. He is then called into action by Andy Robertson. Liverpool are surging.

In the opening half hour, the visitors are finding space down Arsenal’s left flank. Kolasinac is just about coping with Salah, but the danger is there.

Arsenal are still creating opportunities. Mkhitaryan, who has flickered menacingly about Liverpool’s half in the opening thirty minutes, offers a delicious back-heel to Aubameyang, whose shot is saved.

Lacazette fizzes one across goal and past the post. Minutes later, he finds the net, before the flag goes up correctly at the offside Shkodran Mustafi.

Arsenal survive one final scare from Liverpool with a minute to go. A free kick is played into our box. Leno loses his head, rushes, and flaps at Van Dijk, whose header hits the post.

A fluid and entertaining half closes. Both sides look certain to score before long.

The curtain raises and the game resumes at a similar tempo. A marauding Mkhitaryan passes up on an opportunity to find a free Aubameyang in the box. Arsenal have begun on top, and a raucous Emirates crowd is responding.

Then, the inevitable. On the hour, Sadio Mane cruises down our right flank and fires a cross into our box. Leno dives and saves, pushing the ball straight into the path of James Milner, who fires low to make it 0-1.

Arsenal respond well and Torreira’s stinging effort is palmed over the bar. In most games this season, the team has peaked in the second half. It is as if nothing has happened.

But for all of the home side’s efforts, Liverpool appear comfortable under pressure. They soak up attack after attack. They cope when Milner is rewarded for his goal with an accidental clash of heads with teammate Joe Gomez.

Unai Emery makes his first change on the 67th minute, bringing Alex Iwobi on for the superb Mkhitaryan. Arsenal are then lucky not to concede again as Salah’s cross narrowly evades Leno and Mane.

Indeed, for all of the concern about Arsenal’s left back position in the build-up to the game, it is our right flank where Liverpool are finding the space to express themselves.

Emery plays his second hand. Aubameyang has not had his best game, and Aaron Ramsey replaces Gabonese striker on the 72nd minute.

Leno’s contest with Van Dijk continues, and he saves excellently from another header by the Dutchman. Liverpool are mixing their attacks against Arsenal in a manner that suggests a perceived aerial vulnerability in our backline. Arsenal hold on, and are then rewarded.

On the 82nd minute, Iwobi plays a glorious through ball in to Lacazette. He draws Alisson before cutting back inside and curling the ball past the keeper. 1-1.

It has been a bad few minutes for the Liverpool fans, who have just been told by the stadium tannoy that their last train back home is to leave Euston at 8.11pm.

Emery smells blood. The Spaniard makes his final change and brings Danny Welbeck on for Kolasinac.

As the game closes, Arsenal appear the more likely team to score. A great passing move yields a chance for Bellerin on the edge of the box, whose left foot lets him down. Man-of-the-match Lucas Torreira continues to marshal the midfield brilliantly for Arsenal.

Five minutes of injury time are played to no avail for either side. Arsenal fans will be hugely encouraged by their team’s performance. But given the plethora of chances that his team engineered, Unai Emery may well view this result as two points dropped.

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Pedant
Pedant

Decent first half, both teams should have scored.

The Terrier and Xhaka were great. As were LMAO our upfront beauties. And Iwobi when he came on.

Fair result, we matched them at least. Gives us confidence things are moving in the right direction. 

AnonymousGun
AnonymousGun

For me its definitely LIAO. LMAO ship will require a lot of work from M to make it first choice now.

DamoDinkum
DamoDinkum

AOLI? Sounds tasty

Maniac

We set out today to show that we can play with the big boys and I think it’s safe to say that we delivered. Liverpool stay within touching distance and our unbeaten run continues. Great game!

afan
afan

we was very lucky to get away with a draw, we are not up to the big boys yet

Jelvis
Jelvis

Berk!.

Twisted Cuntloks
Twisted Cuntloks

We are improving and proved that with a very good performance, a deserved result.

Wenger…this is what a strong mentality and big character looks like…

Too Drunk To Be Offside
Too Drunk To Be Offside

I agree without question that Unai is a large step up from Wenger, atleast the Wenger of 2017-18, but more realistically the Wenger of 2009-10 onwards.

However, I am not sure I understand the sense of euphoria that has currently gripped the fanbase of Arsenal right now.

Yes it was a good show, but at the Emirates Arsenal should have won that game. Its still 2 points dropped and not 1 point won, overall.

Sure the performance was something to build on, but yet another big game and still no wins, is nothing to celebrate. Having said that yes Unai is taking the club in the right direction no question. Give him the money to build the defense in Jan and the club could still win stuff.

However right now, I would say 4th place is a very very optimistic shot. Anything beyond that is unrealistic if the team goes toe-to-toe with rivals and still fails to win, esp. at the Emirates. Happened at Chelsea, though that is excusable, but this was disappointing.

Twisted Cuntloks
Twisted Cuntloks

It’s progress and progress makes me happy. I’m looking at 2020 for us to be really serious as long as the manager is backed financially and we continue to pick up players that can improve the team.
I thought mentally we were really strong and a big improvement on the Wenger teams from 2011 onwards.
It will also give the team a bit of belief they can now compete with the likes of Pool and Citeh.

CLEGooner
CLEGooner

Screw the downvoters. You are dead on.

Drawing these games isnt gonna get us top four. They dont give poins for “Showing you can play with the big boys” or whatever.

We have beaten only teams we’re supposed to beat. We haven’t beaten anyone we werent supposed to.

Jack4343
Jack4343

Disagree…you beat the teams you are supposed to beat and draw the teams in front of you and you will be top 4 every year. We play 28 games against teams we should beat. Win those and we are at 84 points even if we lose all 10 matches against the other top 5 teams. What did we have last year…67 points? We are doing much better. We drew this fixture last year as well but we were down 3-0 before we rallied to tie it up. Today was a much better performance by a team that is only beginning a new coaching regime. We are on our way.

CLEGooner
CLEGooner

We are doing much better. So are chelsea, liverpool, and spurs.

confused
confused

can you leave Wenger out of it? move on ffs…he has…

Aviz
Aviz

You are absolutely right…This mentality was clearly lacking under Wenger…These Wenger fanboys will never accept that and keep down voting..

Ashburton Grove
Ashburton Grove

The mentality was lacking yes and I feared the big games as we were getting ripped on the counter constantly so today is progress of sorts but we didn’t win the game, we drew, as we did last year with Wenger. Until Lacas goal it looked like we were going to lose another big game added to that of Chelsea and City (and possibly the reverse games too). The 11 game streak was against the rest of the league rubbish ( who, bar last season, we normally swatted aside) so what has really changed???? Oh yeah, I know, we’ve got our Arsenal back.

Kwame Ampadu Down
Kwame Ampadu Down

What has really changed ? We look like a team with a decent shout of the top 4. Something which was clearly never going to happen again under Arsene.

A P
A P

You remain a cunt. That has not changed.

Kwame Ampadu Down
Kwame Ampadu Down

The irony being your comment proves your statement is completely true about yourself AP far more than mine makes it true about me. Grow up a bit.

Martin
Martin

You disrespectful moron. How dare you insult the name of our greatest manager by calling supporters who remember what he brought to the club, fanboys. We are starting a new era but I remember how he transformed the club. He stayed too long so can we stop harping back to the last

Twisted Cuntloks
Twisted Cuntloks

Wenger was wonderful for the first 10 years, he did transform the club and I would never be nasty towards him, I just called him out from time to time when I felt he and the club were taking the total piss out of its ‘customers’.
However, that transformation turned in to degeneration and we ended up back where we started.

Longfellow
Longfellow

Lemon

Ken
Ken

In real terms we have 1 point from 9 (2 home, 1 away) against top 6 opposition. That return would have prompted very negative comments against any Arsene Wenger – Arsenal side irrespective of how good the performance.

Anonymarse
Anonymarse

That went a lot better than i expected. Shame we didn’t manage to nick it.

My Arse-nal
My Arse-nal

I completely agree. I honestly thought the worst before the game, that we would be onto a hiding. Everyone knows we have been giving the opposition too many clear cut chances almost every game and Liverpool have the players to make us pay for that. However, we showed real progress today. I felt we played really well and if we had been more clinical, could have won it, which wouldn’t have been against the run of play. I’m not expecting to challenge for the title this season, but this has made me optimistic that we are good enough to finish in the top 4, which is what I would consider a good season with all the changes we have gone through. This was a really positive result for me, well done Emery and Arsenal.

Anonymarse
Anonymarse

Yep i had visions of us being punished for all those chances we give away but we kept it really tight, for the most part

SB Still
SB Still

I wanted Klopp as Arsenal’s manager to succeed Wenger. However I’m so pleased we got Emery.

Still on unbeaten. We are on for top four, let’s get Tots and Man U back to the Europa League where they belong and us back to Champions League.

Gudang Pelor
Gudang Pelor

Speaking of, I wonder how would Alexis fare in Emery’s Arsenal.

Anonymarse
Anonymarse

We don’t talk about him any more

Naked Cygan
Naked Cygan

About Alexis?

Swerve
Swerve

He loses possession too much for Emery’s gameplan, it’s just his nature.

It would throw everything else out, and we have prolific goalscorers now that we didn’t have then.

cygan'sbaldspot
cygan'sbaldspot

By that metric mkhitaryan should lose his spot to Iwobi.

Gudang Pelor
Gudang Pelor

I was thinking about it because how much Alexis played with passion and grit, kind of similar with how we play under Emery.

On losing the ball too much, isn’t that just the consequence of the tactic that was employed? The significant difference between Wenger and Emery is, now the coach tells what he wants from his players, not just leave it all up to the players.

We will need to add to this squad for us to really challenge , that’s apparent. And player of Alexis skill and passion and game winning ability os likely what we need. Not saying l want him back though, water under and all that.

Jijo
Jijo

Terrific display. We almost had them. Lacazatte goal was awesome. He has this knack of finding goals from very tight situations. Absolutely loved that they relentlessly went for the win after scoring the equaliser. Great stuff.

Xhaka and Torreira truly showed what they can do together. Totally dominated.

And Rob Holding. I don’t think there is a more composed defender in his age group.

Hi-brid
Hi-brid

Holding and Torreira my favourite players in this side.

Tempest
Tempest

I thought holding looked very assured, I honestly don’t remember a central defender looking so comfortable in front of Salah recently

AmmoBirchy
AmmoBirchy

It’s a shame Chambers went on loan, I think him and Holding would make a great British central defensive partnership for us. I’m also hoping Kola can stay fit and get back to form too.

Martin
Martin

Why the down votes for a perfectly sensible comment? When Chambers went out on loan he was playing really well

Pedant
Pedant

Decent first half, both teams should have scored.
The Terrier and Xhaka were great. As were LMAO our upfront beauties. And Iwobi when he came on.
Fair result, we matched them at least. Gives us confidence things are moving in the right way. 

Rob
Rob

Great game of football! Attacking, creative and fast paced throughout from both teams! Arsenal were brilliant today and much improved on the recent wenger era! Arsenal is back and I’m loving watching them again!

Lord Bendnter
Lord Bendnter

Welbeck showed hints of the Wenger era, kicking the ball strainght into the legs of the opposition players right in front of him, I can’t understand why he still does that at a big club like Arsenal

Why not
Why not

You mean winning a throw to take pressure of the team.

More please.

Wenger or Emery. Smart and experienced play by Welbeck.

Lord Bendnter
Lord Bendnter

I’m not taking anything away from Welbeck. Just making a point about the little things of the Wenger era that still need ironing out.

I AM ARSENAL
I AM ARSENAL

Stop messaging from prison.

Merteslacker
Merteslacker

Excellent results all things considered, good job boys.
13 games unbeaten run continues…

bsinGooner
bsinGooner

14. You forgot the Blackpool game which we won!

Pakgooner
Pakgooner

Great match and amazing atmosphere thanks to the fans

duno
duno

Good game all things considered but I didn’t see the wisdom in subbing Auba. Could have won, should have won but I’ll take this.

duno
duno

Good game all things considered but I didn’t see the wisdom in subbing Auba. Could have won, should have won but I’ll take this.

Xhaka Demus, no Pliers
Xhaka Demus, no Pliers

Fantastic performances from almost everyone. Hopefully Leno learns from his mistakes but he did still make some excellent saves. The growth into Unai’s style of play has been excellent. We played some beautiful football from back to front against arguably the best pressing team in the league. Onwards and upwards!

Hi-brid
Hi-brid

Great performance. Deserved to win, if only for a bit more cutting edge. Big step forward. COYG!!

Johar
Johar

I’ve been saving this up.
https://www.dailystar.co.uk/sport/football/738475/Arsenal-news-Paul-Merson-stunning-Liverpool-prediction-Gunners-Unai-Emery-Premier-League
Great stuff, Merse. HA HA HA
Don’t give up the day job.
Oh sorry – blathering crap IS your day job.

Anonymarse
Anonymarse

Merson is full of shit

Swerve
Swerve

He does have a penchant for talking bollocks, but he is still very much Arsenal so I give him some leeway.

Anonymarse
Anonymarse

He talks too much bollocks about Arsenal for my liking

Tempest
Tempest

He seems to have an agenda against Arsenal if you listen to half of what he says

Swerve
Swerve

I think he always has some bitterness about Wenger letting him go, but one thing he does do is call out the Board, especially after the AGM last year, and sticks up for the fans.

He isn’t your go to pundit though granted. Colombia have had a lot of influence on Merse as well.

Irrational Gunner

Old Arsenal or not, no one who has watched Arsenal nor Liverpool this year, would have called a score like he did. How are his ratings?

Uba Ngenegbo
Uba Ngenegbo

Paul Merson is an alcoholic.

Voldermort
Voldermort

Fantastic team display, we were supposed to be torn a new one according to the Merse. We were brilliant at times, every player looked up for it and all worked their nuts off. Proud of the team, Emery will get this team to be winners, more convinced now after such a positive display. We almost have our Arsenal back. Happy days

African gooner
African gooner

I have to say that I am really buying into this emery project.

I AM ARSENAL
I AM ARSENAL

Torreira was immense. The thing we have finally found is grit. When were going through bad spells we can roll up our sleeves and do the dirty work. Cant ask for more.

Absolut
Absolut

Tremendous energetic performance; everyone was up for it. I thought we were a bit unlucky, just needed a bit of fortune in front of goal. Well played. Loving the Emery era.

Matt P
Matt P

Yeah he was immense indeed. At least an 8 ( marking him down slightly as he should have done better with his shot)

jon

The whole team shone, but Torreira played at Messi level.

Swerve
Swerve

He reminds me of Makalele mostly

Mike D
Mike D

Torreira was absolutely fantastic, but I was also really impressed with Xhaka, they look like a potentially great duo and the latter finally looks like he was worth his hefty price tag. Loving this season!

adams9802
adams9802

We played well. Wish we could have been a bit more incisive in the box and grabbed a goal in the first half. That said all the pundits who predicted our inevitable demise can go sit on a fire hydrant. This is a game we have lost in the past 10 years.

Jean Ralphio
Jean Ralphio

COYG!

rosicky4real
rosicky4real

wow….. defensively arsenal really performed beyond my expectation. midfield wise, we were much better than Liverpool. we only were not able to convert some begging chances but overall, we subdued Liverpool. COYG. let’s go to the top.

Flash
Flash

Holding is quietly but surely keep progressing!
Really nice to see!

What a derby and what an experience!
COYG!

jon

Holding is tidy, with a good understanding of the game. But he is also slow and made a couple of mistakes tonight which could have cost us.

That said, I think a good defender is shaped by playing against very good opposition over time. Holding is still growing and learning.

One or two new center backs would still not hurt in the winter window, however.

BW9

Iwobi should be starting! Kolasinac looked great considering he’s been out so long. Torreira my favorite player on the team right now. Lots of positives, fun time to be a gooner.

Jack4343
Jack4343

I stand up and applaud the whole lot of them. I give them all 10s except Kolasinac…he gets a fucking 11. 1st PL game of the year back from injury and was so active in the 2nd half. Well done lads!

Leno Cech
Leno Cech

Not a bad result! At least we didn’t gave the points to away! Still touching distance.
Was hoping we could nick it at last minutes….
What do you think of Leno? Should we get Cech back?

Deano

Shut a few people up with that performance. Outstanding display. Dominated most of the match, bit disappointed with the result really.

rosicky4real
rosicky4real

Unai Emery is really working wonders with the ARSENAL.

Flash
Flash

I agree absolutely, but let’s not forget: the 90-95% of these playes were brought by or/and grown by under Arsene Wenger!
I think even if the first praise has to go to Emery and the squad, but it is absolutely Wenger’s success too!

Kwame Ampadu Down
Kwame Ampadu Down

The credit for the energy, belief & passion this team is showing goes 100% to Emery.
Move on.

locksley444
locksley444

Arsene could identfy talent even at the end. However, his approach to training wasn’t yielding results. Iwobi wasn’t progressing, Bellerin was going backwards. Ozil put in work only when he needed a new contract. This season is clearly different. Even Xhaka looks better defensively(not just due to the obvious impact of Torreira). Mkhitaryan looks like he’s doing better than at the start of the season. It is Wenger’s legacy to see his signings/former charges do well, but it is Emery’s success.

Nope
Nope

Tosh.

The credit is all Emery’s. Under Wenger we lose this game.

Mr SB
Mr SB

Yes, Emery is squeezing more out of the players than Wenger who signed most of them. It’s one thing to get a good player and another thing to get the best out of him. Some managers inherit a squad of very expensive players but not many can inherit a failing squad and turn things around this quickly. Up Emery!

Kwame Gunner
Kwame Gunner

Torreira the Terrier! I’m just in love with him. Check out how he chews his gum!

Matt P
Matt P

Excellent team performance. I don’t see it as two points dropped as we benefiited from a poor offside decision

Sir Henry Norris' Brown Envelope
Sir Henry Norris' Brown Envelope

Mane was offside when he started his run and was interfering with play before he touched the rebound

President Eckener
President Eckener

If the ref was going to call the offside for interference, he would have raised his flag immediately, rather than running about and waiting all that time until Mane tucked away the rebound to do so. We just got a bit of luck and the ref made a bad call – it’s happened to us before and sometimes it happens for us.

PFo
PFo

Whether or not he “was going to” do so is irrelevant; the question is whether he *should* have, or whether it would at least have been reasonable for him to have made that choice. I think yes.

PFo
PFo

This seems to be the official take, and I don’t get it: surely there’s a very good case to be made that Mane was both offside and interfering with play in the first phase, when he and Firmino both ran for the ball, meaning that Leno had to slow down ever so slightly and adjust his body? Not saying Leno would have gotten there if it had just been Firmino without Mane, but the point is we’ll never know, because Mane was there too, clearly interfering with how Leno had to defend even if he didn’t touch the ball. This at least seems a very reasonable way to interpret the situation, and the fact that no one in the media, bar a few blokes on twitter, has mentioned it is annoying.

Irrational Gunner

Like your explanation a lot better than the one at Liverpool TV, aka MSNBC! Mane never stopped on the play, which influenced the result, and was clearly offsides. Fact is, he didn’t protest the call with any conviction either.

Matt P
Matt P

Well I don’t think Mane was interfering with play in terms of blocking a sightline or one of our player’s runs. Obviously there is a bit of greyness in the law but I think it would be a big call to say he was interfering.

Irrational Gunner

To be honest, what else have we got to say to that circumstance except the linesman made a mistake??!! We have all seen it before, another day and another linesman, and yes, it is 1 nil at that point.

Swerve
Swerve

I can honestly say I’m in love with football again.

Even if we had lost 1-0 I would still be very pleased with the demonstrable progress on show.

Literally every player on the pitch and the bench have improved and are showing a hunger that you want from your team.

The don’t like f*cking losing and you saw that big time today.

Still managing my expectations for this season and giving this time to grow, but it’s fascinating watching so many sub-plots with each player playing out, all of them positive so far.

I’m not going to have a go at Ramsey as he has been a good player for the club (although not World Class by any means) but he must be gutted to watch all this happen around him and know he won’t be part of the next phase. I wonder if they will relent next Summer if he insists he wants to stay?

Aremnestos

Very proud of the lads tonight. Effort, skill, and resilience. Can’t fault this performance.

COYG1001
COYG1001

Great game! Tenacious, rugged Arsenal. Loved it! Not at all sure it’s fair to say we dropped points. We could have won. So could have they. It’s a handy top 4 point and a bit of a statement.

Stephen
Stephen

What a game of football. We looked immense in long spells. Sure, a few mistakes – but Liverpool are a great team. Really nice to end it on the high note. We march on!

Billy Bob
Billy Bob

Yep we dropped two points but as we had been predicted to get battered by the bindippers I think this result will see us kick on whilst, at the same time, putting doubts into liverpoo and their title chances!!! Sweeeeeeeeeeeet

Arimnestos

Very proud of the lads tonight. Effort, skill, and resilience. Can’t fault this performance

sAMa
sAMa

My Arsenal be making me proud.

Goat Hurder
Goat Hurder

Great performance, even more so being able to stick it to that prick Merson

GraeB
GraeB

Great atmosphere in the ground. There will be Arsenal players who have never heard the place rock like that. I’m writing because I’ve now lost my voice!

Torreira magnificent, Laca works so hard, Holding back to his Chelsea Cup Final best, Xhaka immense – no weak performances tonight.

Fatgooner
Fatgooner

We were lucky to get a point.

Our first-half display was defensively awful: Liverpool could have score 3 goals before the break. They had a perfectly good goal disallowed. Leno worries me: he got away with it in the first half but his stupid decision-making cost us the goal. Then we had to chase the game.

For all our possession we barely made a clear-cut chance throughout the entire game. Our goal came from a great piece of skill from Laca. We didn’t put the Liverpool defence under the pressure we should have. We never really opened them up. Ozil was, as usual, garbage in a big top-six match. And Mkhitaryan not much better. They should not play together.

The one good thing about today is that we showed the grit that is the trademark of our performances under Emery. We dug in and managed to salvage a point. A year ago under Wenger we would have attacked like headless chickens and then got well beaten. We’re tougher and more streetwise now. Good.

We’re in a massive battle for a top-four place now.

goongot
goongot

Teri ma ki chut bhadwe

Mootilated
Mootilated

Oh fuck off

Swerve
Swerve

I think Leno shows his age in big games. It’s not that the pressure gets to him it’s the opposite and he wants to dominate and goes overboard.

I’m sure with the right coaching that can be managed, better than him being the type to buckle, but I do agree it’s going to be a worry every now and then.

Manninger and Szchesny had similar traits.

Olivije Žirod
Olivije Žirod

“I think Leno shows his age in big games”.

He is 26 and has almost 400 apps. Inexperiance shouldn’t be an excuse.

Andy
Andy

Be fair here, resonably new team and defence, only a few games into his season, I think he needs some time. Agreed, Leno’s experience should play a factor, but a very seasoned, some might say veteran GK’s at Arsenal struggled with a new style and management, this needs time, it isn’t going to be spot on 20 games in. I think Leno needs some time an support.

Swerve
Swerve

Also, I know you get grief a lot but I took the below as a positive comment right?

“We’re in a massive battle for a top-four place now.”

A Fleeting Glimpse
A Fleeting Glimpse

Might worth be checking out who created most chances in game fats. Think you will find it was Ozil.

afan
afan

well said, cant argue with that

PleaseExplainJohn
PleaseExplainJohn

I think I speak for all swahili speaking gunners when I say “Wewe ni ng’ombe.” 👍🏾

We were not shite.

Jabesh
Jabesh

Haha!No need to explain John.

Runzac
Runzac

“we barely made a clear cut chance throughout the entire game” BOLLOCKS fats

Lord Bendnter
Lord Bendnter

Aaaaaaaaaaaad the real Fatgooner is back

Unaaiaiaiaiaiaiai
Unaaiaiaiaiaiaiai

Fatgooner thinks that he is going to get slim by always riding against the wave but he is only getting fatter with all the shit he swallows

arsepedant
arsepedant

Actually, he doesn’t so much swallow shit as spew it everywhere. Of all his idiotic rantings over time, today’s is one of the dumbest ever.

Hi-Jay
Hi-Jay

Great game, great performance by the team. Lucky in some parts (Mane goal), unlucky in some (finishing).

About the report, I think Emery brought on Welbeck before Lacazette’s goal, turning Iwobi into a left back.

sAMa
sAMa

Xhaka, Bellerin, Holding all were outstanding.

Matt P
Matt P

I thought Miki was good, a solid 7

Mootilated
Mootilated

I see what you did there

Matt P
Matt P

I genuinely thought he played well and he got plenty of appreciation from many of us in the ground when he came off. He was busy and industrious and threatened often with his delivery. Not quite sure why my comment got rated down so heavily?

Kwame Ampadu Down
Kwame Ampadu Down

We have a seriously good manager. Any doubt about that removed. Loving it!

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Great game – kudos to the team for putting in a solid performance.
Despite our recent improvements, our defense was still suspect and I was managing my expectations before the game! But a solid set of performances from front to back and a solid result (and may even have gone on to win it!!).

Emery was amazing today – his reading of the opponents seems to be impeccable and he has started to show his tactical acumen. Throughout the game, the team managed to negate the threats from Liverpool extremely well. Even during the game, I was very happy to see the team adjusting tactics quickly to negate Liverpool. For instance, somewhere during the middle of the first half, Liverpool started punting the ball forward to Salah to run on to, Emery sees it and plugs the hole!

Hard work, enterprise, and a passion and togetherness to win – I couldn’t ask for more. The joy of watching Arsenal play is back. Onwards and upwards!

George Wang
George Wang

It was overall a good performance. There are some pleasing stuff going forward, and certainly an entertaining match.

I wished Leno could’ve done better with the goal but I don’t think it is a howler like some people make it out to be. He need to get a hand on it to push it out, its just he could maybe pushed it a bit wider or further.

GraeB
GraeB

The push out was actually deflected off Holding’s boot into path of Milner, so we could claim as unlucky. His venture into nomansland to let Van Dyke get header in was less excusable.

Teryima Adi
Teryima Adi

Let the revolution continue. Onwards and upwards.

Billy Bob
Billy Bob

Imagine what we will be like when Emery buys in a couple of players – probably a defender or two

Wenger's Medulla Oblongata
Wenger's Medulla Oblongata

I missed the first half and watched the second half on catch-up..

Like I said, I can’t comment on the first half but, on the balance of play in the second half we dominated them. Looking forward to the stats to see if this is confirmed.

Their goal is against the run of play. Leno does well, the ball clips Holding’s (?) foot and puts it on a plate for Milner. Xhaka doesn’t track Milner- wtf?! Xhaka has a left foot like a rugby flyhalf (sprays it around with aplomb) but, the positional awareness in defence of a chicken. Fuck me, jog on mate!

The Terrier was superb. Ran the midfield. Probably my MOTM.

I grow to love Emery every passing match. Awesome to see an Arsenal coach on the touchline with fire in his belly, barking instructions to his team. He might’ve got his subs wrong against CP but, his in-game tactical awareness is something special- can’t think of another coach to match him currently. Loving me some Emeryball!

Laca’s goal is a cracker. At first I thought he’d fluffed it cause he didn’t take the contact from the keeper and get a penalty. What a change from seasons past when we didn’t have a world-class, game changing striker.

If you’d had offered me a draw at the start of the game I’d have likely bitten your hand off.

COYG!

Jabesh
Jabesh

Our best perfoemance yet.Too bad we couldn’t take the 3 points. #COYV

Up North
Up North

Loved almost every minute of the game. Yes, there’s still some defensive issues to iron out,it’s still to easy to run behind our defence and shaky on set pieces, but the intensity and effort we put into the game was brilliant. The same with the home fans, absolutely top class performance from them too. I don’t think we’ll challenge for the title yet, there’s still things to improve, but we’re om the way!

Fart Overjars
Fart Overjars

Torreira always seems to finish a game limping from kicks. Wrap that little g up in some fine cotton pls