Arsenal now closer to Premier League's best - Emery

Arsenal now closer to Premier League's best - Emery

Arsenal stayed fourth, although Tottenham Hotspur will have a chance to push them back into fifth when they play away at Wolverhampton Wanderers later on Saturday.

Liverpool kicked off the second half in a lively manner, when James Milner pounced on a Bernd Leno mistake.

In the second half, Arsenal were looking the more likely to make the breakthrough, but it was Liverpool who took the lead on 61 minutes.

Half chances fell to the likes of Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang and Henrikh Mkhitaryan for the hosts as the backing of the Emirates Stadium faithful spurred them on to what was a tremendous first half performance.

A point certainly felt well deserved and Arsenal easily could have scored more if they had been sharper in front of goal.

Arsenal vs Liverpool highlights - Liverpool dropped points against their rivals as they were held to a 1-1 draw against Arsenal on Saturday. It was a collective effort, one which Emery played his part in with his passion on the touchline, and Arsenal deservedly levelled to claim a draw. "It gives us the big regularity for the season - 38 matches", he said. "Our job now is to use the quality that we have and to work with it because one player doesn't change it".

Arsenal began the game on top but it was Liverpool that had the ball in the back of the net on 18 minutes.

Despite his error for Liverpool's goal, Leno had a solid night and made a string of fine saves, in particular denying Virgil van Dijk on several occasions.

- Arsenal have not led at half-time in any of their 11 Premier League matches this season.

Henrikh Mkhitaryan nearly took full advantage of some poor decision-making from Liverpool goalkeeper Alisson Becker, the Brazilian sprinting from his line and getting nowhere near Aubameyang's cross, with Mkhitaryan's header dropping just wide.

"I've said it a few times, my big, big, big assessment is: so far, so good", Klopp said.

And Emery's decision to sacrifice Aubameyang rather than Lacazette with his substitutions was vindicated when the French worldwide kept his composure to brilliantly curl into the far corner after being forced wide by Alisson. You have one player in the slightly-offside position and then the other one takes the ball.

The draw extends Liverpool's unbeaten start to the league campaign, with Jurgen Klopp's side having previously drawn at Chelsea and at home to champions Manchester City, while winning 2-1 at Tottenham.

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