Arsenal now closer to Premier League's best - Emery

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Alexandre Lacazettte's 82nd minute equaliser cancelled out James Milner's opener for Liverpool, with Klopp admitting his side deserved nothing more than a point from their trip to Emirates Stadium. That we can dominate the big ones. Good saves to deny deny Virgil Van Dijk in either half but also misread a cross which allowed the defender to head on to the post, and should have done better in controlling the cross that led to the goal. Wolves next week, probably a whole different match. "They are a very good example for us". Liverpool had a lot of respect. For as impressive as it was going forward, the Gunners always looked vulnerable and should have been behind at the half. We didn't have to rush it - actually we couldn't, but there was no reason for trying it. "We have more mistakes than the ref, but it would have been cool if this goal could count!"

"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".

On Saturday he propelled his tally to a landmark 50 Premier League goals, which have taken place in 49 MATCHES, and resulted in 38 wins and 11 draws.

After shaky goalkeeping from Leno allowed Milner to put the visitors ahead, substitute Alex Iwobi helped Arsenal fight back as he set up Lacazette's goal with a clever through-ball.

"It was a cross, it was a little bit unlucky for me because it was in the middle and Milner scored", he told the official club website.


And, as you'd expect, Merson is now getting plenty of stick from Arsenal fans on social media. If you go into it and the one in the middle scores, all say parry in another way.

"I think he's really got that now under the new manager".

"When you really look at him, he was really quiet today".

In contrast to their last visit to the Emirates when they conceded three times in five minutes, Liverpool needed to show their new-found defensive resolve as a confident Arsenal started the brighter.

Lucas Torreira showed against Liverpool just why he has become so integral to the team being rebuilt by Unai Emery.


I am more focused on the games, things like contracts I leave with my agent. That means there's a time that it's not there and we all felt like, 'What the heck is here?' "A very good red one".

The suspicion is that it was not just the nature of the crunching challenge, on an accelerating Mohamed Salah, that so invigorated a fist-pumping Emery, but also the identity of the tackler.

"We need every player".

The importance of turning one point into three in a title fight is paramount, especially from winning positions late on against quality opposition. He can improve. He can do better. It's a competitive league. "Yes, and I do", said Klopp, when asked if he has to ignore City's relentless accumulation of points.


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