Arsenal Vs Liverpool: Bukayo Saka scored two goals to gift Arsenal a well-deserved 3-2 victory over Liverpool. The win helped Arsenal to return to the top of the league table and increased the pressure on Jurgen Klopp’s Liverpool.
In the last six home games against Liverpool, Arsenal have failed to score but this time around, the Gunners led by coach Mikel Arteta scored three goals against Liverpool.
Gabriel Martinelli of Arsenal beat Allison after receiving Martin Odegaard’s pass in the 1st minute of the game. Martinelli goal against Liverpool happened to be the quickest this season.
Trent Alexander Arnold was unable to seal the right side, which was the cause of the first goal.
A revitalized Liverpool team got a well-deserved response from Darwin Nunez in the 34th minute, but Arsenal concluded the half the way they had begun it, with Saka (45+4) tucking in Martinelli’s cross at the back post after a quick counterattack.
At halftime, Klopp replaced Alexander-Arnold with Joe Gomez, but the right-back found it just as difficult to mark Martinelli, losing the battle almost immediately.
Robert Firmino, a Liverpool substitute, scored in the 53rd minute to give the team’s supporters some glimmer of hope for the remainder of the game.
In the buildup to the equaliser, William Saliba made all the wrong decisions because he didn’t look back for Gabriel.
Arsenal, who have been in good form this year, showed no signs of giving up and continued to push the Liverpool defense in a succession of attacks.
As a result of Thiago Alcantara’s elbow on Gabriel Jesus’ calf, Saka scored the winner via a spot-kick in the 76th minute to make the game more difficult for Liverpool.
Yet, Liverpool kept knocking at Arsenal defence but Mikel Arteta was keen to hold on to the win. Hence, the Spaniard removed Bukayo Saka and Gabriel Jesus for Tierney and Vitinha to secure the backline.
Although Liverpool had the majority of the possession, their defense appeared weak and was unable to stop the quick and spirited Arsenal attackers.
The 3-2 defeat left Liverpool with 10 points after 8 games and are currently in 11th place. On the other side, Arsenal now leads the standings with 24 points after nine games.
What Next For Arsenal and Liverpool
The second leg of Liverpool’s Champions League match versus Rangers will take place in Scotland on October 12, 2022, at 8:00 p.m.
In order to defeat Rangers at Ibrox, the Reds will put aside their dismal performance against Arsenal.
On the other hand, Arsenal will travel to Bodo/Glimt for their Europa League match. Because they are at ease at the top of the Group, Arteta is more inclined to rest players for the game.
Who Won The Man of the Match in Arsenal Vs Liverpool clash
Martnelli, who scored a goal and produced two opportunities, was named the game’s MVP. Alexander Arnold gave him access to the right wing, where he excelled as a dynamic player.
He caused a lot of problems for Liverpool, whose defense struggled in most parts of the game, using his speed. Martnelli has been reliable this year, and Arteta has come to trust him as a result of his performance.
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