England’s Bukayo Saka settled a thrilling encounter with Liverpool from the penalty spot, putting Arsenal back on top of the Premier League table.
The team led by Mikel Arteta was ultimately superior in every way, playing with precision against the Liverpool squad.
Gabriel Martinelli capped off a flawless opening as he gave Arsenal the lead 58 seconds from the kickoff. Martin Odegaard made a good pass to the Brazilian forward, who executed a controlled strike.
A few minutes from the end of the first half, Liverpool’s forward, Darwin Nunez, responded well to a few attempts and successfully slid Luis Diaz’s cross into the net.
Martinelli made a break for it on the counter-attack, and Saka restored Arsenal’s advantage in the first-half added time.
Eight minutes after the break, Roberto Firmino, who had been brought on to replace the injured Diaz, scored to bring Liverpool‘s deficit back to one goal.
With 14 minutes left, Thiago Alcantara was penalized for a challenge on Gabriel Jesus.
Bukayo Saka scored his second goal of the day by converting a penalty into a goal.
Arteta’s men are now back on top of the league table with a point ahead of Pep Guardiola’s Manchester City.
What Next For Arsenal After Liverpool’s Defeat?
Arsenal will be looking to continue the impressive performance as they take on Bodo/Glimt in the UEFA Europa League (UEL) reverse feature on Thursday.
HausaToday earlier reported that the Gunners cruised past the Norwegian side, Bodo/Glimt 3 goals to nil.