Lacazette strikes as Arsenal hold leaders Liverpool

Lacazette strikes as Arsenal hold leaders Liverpool

Lacazette strikes as Arsenal hold leaders Liverpool

Liverpool captain James Milner said he was disappointed his side did not see out the match after taking the lead.

Milner's landmark 50th Premier League goal would not prove decisive, however, as Lacazette latched onto substitute Alex Iwobi's pass, drew Alisson from his goal and finished sublimely.

"It was a hard one because we took the lead and this season we've been really good at holding on to leads".

Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang was lively in the opening exchanges and saw two shots deflected behind as Arsenal started brighter than in recent weeks.

Yes, there was a wobble after James Milner put Liverpool ahead but there was no sign of the capitulation we may have witnessed in the past.

But Lacazette struck eight minutes from time to give the hosts a well-deserved point from an enthralling encounter at the Emirates.

What does it mean?

Unai Emery, all people in football knew how good he is, but I am not sure all Arsenal fans were over the moon at first when they heard it would be Emery. It was a collective effort, one which Emery played his part in with his passion on the touchline, and Arsenal deservedly levelled to claim a draw. Today is one test, how we are against one team, after City, after Chelsea. Only Manchester City have scored more than the Gunners this term, while the link-up play between the attacking quartet of Lacazette, Aubameyang, Mesut Ozil and Mkhitaryan was breath-taking at times. The 22-year-old has taken such command of the back end of midfield that he has somehow helped Granit Xhaka develop a sense of positional discipline. The same could not be said for Leno.

Despite his error for Liverpool's goal, Leno had a solid night and made a string of fine saves, in particular denying Virgil van Dijk on several occasions.

This staggering tally of goals in unbeaten games has stretched a whopping 16 years for five clubs - Liverpool, Man City, Aston Villa, Newcastle, and Leeds - dating back to 2002 when he bagged his first goal for Leeds at the tender age of just 16.

They'd have ranked 17th in the Premier League if the full-time whistle came after 45 minutes in the Premier League this season, while Liverpool had the best record at the break, going into this weekend.

Klopp believes his aim of securing adequate depth throughout the Liverpool squad was achieved in the summer following the additions of Alisson, Xherdan Shaqiri, Naby Keita and Fabinho.

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