Lacazette strikes late as Arsenal hold Liverpool


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.

It was Milner's third goal of the season - but it was not enough to take all three points.

A late goal from Alexandre Lacazette earned Arsenal a point as they came from behind to prevent James Milner's opener from ending the Gunners' unbeaten run. If not for an officiating error, the Reds could well have left Emirates Stadium with all three.

Klopp was in the first camp, unsurprisingly.

"In the Premier League it's a tough slog when you're chasing games like that".

Klopp conceded it was an "intense" encounter but declared it a good result. The Reds now occupy the table's top spot alone, although that might be short lived. City play on Sunday against Southampton at home.

"That is all down to Unai Emery".

Henrikh Mkhitaryan could have scored on 15 minutes when the lively Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang whipped in a cross for the Armenian.

"He is a player probably not even at his peak yet". The two teams produced 16 first-half shots between them in an end-to-end opening 45 minutes.

Liverpool striker Mohamed Salah is still struggling from an injury and looks a pale shadow of the player who took England by storm past year, according to Martin Keown. Instead of wilting at the occasion they showed courage, and it nearly paid off in the opening exchanges when Sead Kolasinac's overlapping run and cross teed up Alexandre Lacazette to draw an early save from Alisson.

"I am more focused on the games, things like contracts I leave with my agent", Mane told the Liverpool Echo. Mane was in an offside position when Trent Alexander-Arnold floated a ball to the onrushing Roberto Firmino, who then saw his effort rebound off the woodwork and fall for Mane to slot away.

Granit Xhaka fired too close to Alisson from a well-worked corner, but the Brazilian global was fortunate when he rushed from his goal and was beaten to a floated cross by Henrikh Mkhitaryan, whose header drifted inches wide.

Instead, it provided another high-profile example of how the Premier League's reluctance to introduce video-assisted referees, or VAR, this season is hurting its product.

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