The Gunners were dealt a blow in their slim hopes for the title race and not only that but also to their chance and standard of finishing in the top four for a place in the UEFA Champions League next season.
How low can that be as Arsenal lost to Liverpool home and away following the 3-1 defeat masterminded by Chief Architect Sadio Mane who ran the show against the entire Arsenal side in transition.
Here are the player ratings of the Arsenal Players from the 3-1 defeat from arch-rivals Liverpool.
PETR CECH 5.5
The Veteran did his best in the game on a moderate note. Was well placed to close down Philippe Coutinho as the Czech shot stopper denied the Brazilian a chance for the third goal. Could do nothing to prevent any of those goals as he was widely exposed by the Arsenal defence line.
HECTOR BELLERIN 6.0
Made some good forward runs in the game but ran out of steam as the spirited home side under inspiration showed more steel and guile in the Arsenal vital areas.
SHKODRAN MUSTAFI 6.5
The German had a decent game as he was in the right place to mount obvious pressure on the Liverpool shirt. He made a series of block particularly against (Philippe) Coutinho to reduce the deficit for Arsenal.
LAURENT KOSCIELNY 6.0
The Arsenal skipper had a torrid time in defence alongside partner Mustafi as Liverpool threatened from all sides during the game especially from Sadio Mane and Roberto Firmino.
NACHO MONREAL 5.5
The Spaniard look good on the ball but had a torrid time throughout the game as danger man Sadio Mane ran the rule against the defender on the night causing him so much problems with pace and trickery on the left wing.
FRANCIS COQUELIN 4.0
Was just there in midfield to add width to the middle of the park.He was hauled off as Arsenal went in search of goals after the intermission with the introduction of Alexis Sanchez.
ALEX OXLADE-CHAMBERLAIN 5.5
Not the best of performance from the Englishman as he rarely influenced proceedings from the midfield. Was agile and energetic in the game though.
GRANIT XHAKA 5.5
The Arsenal man did not have the best game in office (midfield) as the spirited Liverpool side bossed proceedings in midfield with the likes of Adam Lallana and Emre Can.
ALEX IWOBI 6.0
The Young Nigerian forward had the quality and talent but lacked the level of confidence and guile required to boss the midfield in such a massive game at Anfield.
DANNY WELBECK 6.5
Did not really get enough chance on the ball as Arsenal were duly gunned down by Liverpool. Did well to chip the goalkeeper for a cheeky goal in the game to give Arsenal some hope or lifeline in the game.
OLIVIER GIROUD 5.5
The forward did not have the speed and body movement on the ball to trouble the home side but at least drew a smart save from Simon Mignolet through a header just into the second half.
ALEXIS SANCHEZ 7.0
The Arsenal star was just what was missing in the game as he brought firepower and steel going forward on his entrance into the game. He committed some Liverpool players with his trickery and body movement. Great assist to set up Danny Welbeck’s goals to reduce the deficit for Arsenal.
THEO WALCOTT 4.0
Came onto influence the game but could do little in transition as Arsenal succumbed to another defeat in wake of Bayern Munich visit to the Emirates.
LUCAS PEREZ 4.5
The Spaniard made some good movement following his entrance onto the game but the Spaniard needed more than that to trouble the Liverpool side who held firm for a 3-1 home win at Anfield.