Arsenal vs Liverpool: Unai Emery takes decision on goalkeeper for EPL clash

Arsenal vs Liverpool: Unai Emery takes decision on goalkeeper for EPL clash

Arsenal vs Liverpool: Unai Emery takes decision on goalkeeper for EPL clash

Arsenal began the game on top but it was Liverpool that had the ball in the back of the net on 18 minutes.

Liverpool's own refusal to take a backward step helped the occasion, making this one of the finest Premier League matches this season, but Arsenal's fans reserved most of their appreciation for their own team.

Leno tipped a Van Dijk header behind as Liverpool looked to kill off the game, with Emery introducing both Alex Iwobi and Aaron Ramsey in a quest to find an equaliser.

Arsenal are back in the fourth.

Arsenal's Emirates Stadium home had become a toxic place to be in the last days of Arsene Wenger's 22-year reign.

Conceding goals has been a big factor in the visitors current poor run of form, as they have conceded at least two goals in six of their last nine top-flight matches.

"We need every player and injuries are normal in a season", Emery said.

"We had a big influence on that game". They are also likely to miss the Champions League trip to Red Star Belgrade on Tuesday. After a big summer at the World Cup with Belgium, it appears some fatigue may be setting in for Lukaku who has scored 31 goals in 65 games in all competitions for United since arriving from Everton previous year. In defence, it is a completely different matter. This is an Arsenal team that still has more Achilles heels than is ideal, one of them in goal. But they have agreed to play the Premier League fixture in south Wales in a bid to start the healing process.

"You react on what they do".

The Gunners could however, be without several key players against the Reds.

Jurgen Klopp disagreed with the decision to disallow Sadio Mane's goal for Liverpool against Arsenal on Saturday evening but said he can not complain about leaving the Emirates Stadium with a point in hand. Liverpool have never done this in six consecutive top-flight games against any opponent and Arsenal have not had any opponent achieve this feat against them in the top-flight ever. But, they have never been leading at halftime, suggesting that the bulk of their scoring has been happening in the second half.

Have they got what it takes to beat Liverpool?

Leno was given his chance after Cech picked up a hamstring injury during Arsenal's 2-0 victory over Watford in October and made the most of his chance to impress.

Alisson was called upon to push away Lucas Torreira's shot as Arsenal looked to level matters immediately, while Milner's reward for giving Liverpool the lead was a bloodied nose following a collision with Gomez.

Emery reigned supreme when the two managers last met in the 2016 Europa League final as Sevilla came from behind in the second half to register a 3-1 win over Liverpool. A return of 7 goals scored and one assist in the league (9 scored in all competitions) has the Gabon global topping the goal scoring table.

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