Arsenal are at the top of the league again after a brilliant performance against Liverpool.
Arsenal host Liverpool. And this is the first time in several seasons that Arsenal are considered favorites to win over Liverpool.
Arsenal will certainly be looking to continue their excellent form this season after their impressive win in the North London Derby.
Just 47 seconds after kick-off, Liverpool were behind through a goal by Gabriel Martinelli who received the ball behind Trent Alexander Arnold.
It was due to William Saliba winning the ball from the ground and triggering an immediate counter attack.
Both teams then played a very open game.
Liverpool asked for a penalty after the ball hit Gabriel Maghalhaes but the referee and VAR did not give it.
Liverpool then faced a worrying moment when Trent Alexander Arnold appeared to be in pain after Martinelli accidentally stepped on his foot. Liverpool are dealing with a long injury list.
However, the player was able to continue playing as usual after receiving treatment.
In the 26th minute, Darwin Nunez tested Aaron Ramsdale for the first time with a powerful shot from the right.
A minute later, Gabriel Jesus made a dangerous dribble from the left and tried to beat Alisson from a difficult angle but failed.
In the 30th minute, William Saliba almost hit the ball into his own goal when trying to make a low pass to Luis Diaz. But Aaron Ramsdale acted brilliantly and nimbly deflected the ball.
Liverpool dominated the match over 60% but did not create so many golden chances.
In the 34th minute, Liverpool finally got an equalizer after they played their best phase in the last 10 minutes. Luis Diaz passed a low ball to Darwin Nunez who continued to push the ball in.
Before the referee blew the half-time whistle, Arsenal were back in front. This time through Bukayo Saka who completed Gabriel Martinelli’s pass in injury time.
Continuing the second half, Arsenal started more dominantly.
Martin Odegaard had a golden opportunity from inside the penalty box but he squandered the opportunity with a weak shot straight at Alisson.
Shortly after, Liverpool once again equalized through – who else but – Roberto Firmino’s excellent reputation against Arsenal.
Firmino received Jota’s pass and then slid the ball past Ramsdale. Making him the first Liverpool player to score 10 goals against Arsenal.
Arsenal then appeared more aggressively attacking and playing in Liverpool’s area.
In the 72nd minute, Ibrahim Konate blocked Xhaka’s ball that crossed Alisson in front of the goal line.
Shortly after, Arsenal were awarded a penalty kick after the referee felt Thiago had kicked Gabriel Jesus from behind.
Saka calmly saved the penalty in the 76th minute.
End of the match Arsenal 3 Liverpool 2. Arsenal at the top of the league overtook Manchester City again.