Arsenal progress under Unai Emery plain to see in draw with Liverpool

Arsenal have lucky escape as Sadio Mane goal is wrongly disallowed

Arsenal fight back for well-earned draw with Liverpool

Both sides had chances to score in the exciting first half with Liverpool hitting the wood work three times.

The Gunners gave an excellent performance at the Emirates but went behind shortly after half-time when Leno parried a cross to the edge of the box, where James Milner was waiting to guide the ball into the back of the net. Today is one test, how we are against a team like Liverpool.

"In the second half, you saw how good we were then with a slightly-changed formation - in the counter-attacks especially".

"This draw is different to [the 1-1 at] Chelsea, for example, so there are ups and downs and things that we can learn". It may have only been a point - Emery declaring himself "only 50% happy because I wanted to win" - but they had seen enough to build on the optimism created by what is now a 13-game unbeaten run.

- James Milner's strike for Liverpool was his first from open play in the Premier League since March 2016 vs Manchester City - ending a run of eight successive strikes from the penalty spot in the competition.

While the top sides have made impressive starts to the campaign, defender Rob Holding believes the Gunners have done a good job to keep up with them - the draw against Liverpool leaving them four points behind last season's beaten Champions League finalists.

The suggestion that the North London side will not be able to match the big teams was dismissed on Saturday after the Emery side came from a goal down to level the game in the last minutes of the game.

"You have a compact formation, you force [Arsenal] to pass the ball somewhere - that's pressing, it's not that complicated", said Klopp. You can't really say where it'll go, and then the ball falls flat on Milner's feet.

The England global will have a long and successful career at Anfield, something that fans have known since he fully broke into the first team last season and showed some mature performances against top opposition. In Burnley I saw a very good performance in the defensive phase.

"Every player feels that, and there was this feeling after the 1-0 we could still win the match".

"His energy also is important, and his quality".

Much of that improvement is thanks to Lucas Torreira, the muscular Uruguayan midfielder signed from Sampdoria in the summer. What's worse, it's been almost as long (more than five full games) since they last scored a goal.

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