As it happened: Arsenal v Liverpool
01 November 2013, 21:01
21:19 FULL TIME: ARSENAL 2- 0 LIVERPOOL
21:16 Final minute of the match, Ozil almost adds a third but Mignolet's chest saves his team from conceding a third. Three extra minutes to be added on.
21:14 Suarez gets played in behind the Arsenal defence, and it looks as if he'll find the back of the net. But the mecurial striker can't bend it enough around the post. Sturridge screams at him for not squaring the ball for him to tap in.
21:10 Jenkinson replaces goal-scorer on Cazorla, the Spanish player leaves the pitch to applause and the ringing sound of his name being chanted into the rafters.
21:09 Liverpool substitute Coutinho gets right into the six-yard box of Scezny , after a good one-two with Gerrard, however the goalkeeper thwarts the dimunitive midfielders shot.
21:08 Gerrard, the Liverpool captain hasn't made the impact he normally does
on a match, the 33 year old looked out of depth in comparison to the
likes of Rosicky, Cazorla and Ramsey of Arsenal.
21:04 Thomas Vermaelen has replaced Kieron Gibbs who seems to have hurt his hamstring.
21:02 15 minutes to go and Liverpool are giving Arsenal too much space to use their wingbacks and exploit the gaps behind the Liverpool defence.
21:54 Victor Moses is sent on by Brendan Rodgers who definitely needs some firepower upfront. Sturridge and Suarez have been curtailed this evening. But Moses has a history of waiting for the ball to come to him, as opposed to dropping deep to collect from the midfield. Let's see what instructions he was given.
21:51 Liverpool couldn't build on the pressure they put Arsenal under at the beginning of the second half. The home fans have been sporadically singing one of The Beatles greatest hits, "Hey Jude".
21:47 Ramsey is now into double figures in terms of scoring for the season. Ozil played the ball inside to the Englishman, who took one touch and probably couldn't hit it any sweeter. Cannoning into the far corner of the net. Fantastic goal!
21:45 GOAL!!! ARSENAL 2-0 Aaron Ramsey 59th minute.
21:43 The home team are in the ascendancy ,stringing passes together, this time between Rosicky and Cazorla to put Giroud through once again. The burly Frenchman could only toe-poke the ball towards Mignolet.
21:41 Olivier Giroud intercepts a catastrophically bad pass by Toure, but his chip sees the side netting only. Glorious chance to put Arsenal two up.
21:37 Jordan Henderson had a good chance to draw his team level, but he couldn't get his foot over the ball enough to keep it down.
21:32 Second-half underway. Liverpool have made a much better start and the home fans are getting agitated.
21:16 HALF TIME: ARSENAL 1-0 LIVERPOOL
21:15 Arsenal break down the pitch with Giroud, who passes to goal-scorer Cazorla, he turns onto his left to give himself more space and shoots but Mignolet has it covered. The fourth official indicates one extra minute.
21:13 Suarez hasn't really put his stamp on the match in the first half.
Wenger will be pleased about the chances his team have conjured, but
Liverpool do look dangerous on the counter-attack , while Arsenal
seemingly string enough passes together in Liverpool's half to generate
21:07 Arsenal are controlling possession with five minutes of the first half to go.
21:01 With a half an hour gone, there are already a few talking points in this match. Arsenals midfield are showing their creative abilities , but Arteta is being bullied by Liverpools attackers. Sturridge seems to be in on goal, but the assistant puts up his flag for offside.
20:55 Martin Atkinson makes a bizarre decision, Suarez is taken to ground by Sagna, the Uruguayan takes the free-kick quickly and Sturridge squares the ball to Henderson on the far post, but the referee disallows the goal because he needed to book Sagna.
20:51 Arsenal are in a confident mood this evening, Santi Carzola opening the scoring after his header cannons off the post to come back straight to his feet and the Spaniard volleys the ball home to the delight of the Emirates fans. It's his first goal of the campaign, and what a way to get your first goal.
20:49 GOAL!!!!! 1-0 ARSENAL Santi Carzola 19th minute
20:43 Gerrard whips in a free-kick from the right, but and Scezny gets a hand on it to force it for a corner. Liverpool are probing nicely, keeping possession and just making a nuisance of themselves. The pace of the game has slowed down, something Brendan Rodgers was screaming from the sidelines for his side to do.
20:40 Jordan Henderson had a chance to shoot when he dipossed Mike Arteta in the Arsenal half, but his languid style of running did him no favours and he fluffed a shot across goal.
20:35 Rosicky pulls a shot from a tight angle, and Mignolet forces the ball for a corner.
20:33 Arsenal are in their traditional red tops and white shorts, while Liverpool sport their away white top and black shorts. Arsenal are on the attack from the beginning as we approach the 5th minute.
20:30 And we're off!! Top of the table clash between the Londoners and Liverpool
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Teams Starting line-ups:
Wojciech Szczesny , Per Mertesacker ,Bacary Sagna ,Laurent Koscielny ,Kieran Gibbs , Santiago Cazorla ,Mesut Ozil , Mikel Arteta ,Tomas Rosicky,Aaron Ramsey ,Olivier Giroud.Liverpool:
Simon Mignolet ,Martin Skrtel ,Mamadou Sakho Kolo Toure ,Lucas Leiva
,Jordan Henderson ,Steven Gerrard ,Jon Flanagan ,Aly Cissokho ,Daniel
Sturridge ,Luis Surez .
Liverpool are in excellent form coming into tomorrows clash, a Luis Suarez hat-trick last weekend carved out a 4-1 win over West Brom. His strike partner, Daniel Sturridge netted the other goal and the pairs form has seen them compared to Liverpools class of '88.
Arsenal have only lost once all season, to Aston Villa at the beginning of their campaign. They have five wins from their last six matches , albeit they were against none of the "big 4" clubs. Nevertheless, Arsene Wengers side are playing splendid football and this game promises to be a cracker.
After consecutive home defeats, Premier League leaders Arsenal will
look to reassert their title credentials when they host third-place
Liverpool in a top-of-the-table affair on Saturday. Gunners , Reds in top of table clash
Liverpool have not beaten Arsenal, in the league since August 2011. That victory came at the Emirates, so the third-placed team will look to that game for guidance.