Arsenal 1-1 Liverpool: Highlights (Video): Reds held at the Emirates

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Alexandre Lacazette's late equaliser extended Arsenal's unbeaten run to 13 games and gave them a hard-earned 1-1 draw in a thrilling encounter with Liverpool at Emirates Stadium. The ball is going and one player is offside and the referee doesn't whistle so he runs to the ball because he doesn't think he is offside and then the referee whistles.

Indeed, and that's five points from visits to Tottenham, Chelsea and Arsenal now - a significant improvement on last season's results, and achieved when still some way short of their best. [@paddypower]Manchester United have had the chance to sign Fabinho 3 times since José Mourinho's been in charge and he's turned him down on every single occasion and I can now see why.

But the fightback extended Arsenal's unbeaten streak to 14 games and showed they are ready to compete with England's top sides again. "This is a point and a draw, maybe we deserve a little more". "For the supporters it is a great match and a good spectacle but I am only 50 per-cent happy because we wanted to win".

Emery, who saw his side lose to Manchester City and Chelsea in the early part of the season, is hopeful of coming away with all three points against the Reds in North London.

It is no secret by now that Arsenal are not starting games as well as they are finishing them, but so far it has not knocked Unai Emery's Gunners revolution too far off course - yet. I don't know. It is football.

Jurgen Klopp has taken nearly three years to find the right blend between attack and defence despite reaching two European finals with Liverpool, one of which he lost to Emery's Sevilla in the Europa League two years ago.

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As long as the majority of boys are fit we have a really good football team. It was a good test for us. If they play on Friday and we play on Sunday then for two days you think about the pressure being more on us.

Indeed, the Reds have only conceded four goals in 10 games in the English top flight so far, although Lovren has started in the middle of the defence and Gomez at full-back in their last two games.

"The progress takes time, a long time in football is very hard to demand".

Liverpool come into the match sitting in second place in the Premier League table on goal difference and is tied with leaders Manchester City with 26 points from ten matches.

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