Arsenal were made to pay the ultimate price for not making the most of a dominant first half performance, because Liverpool drew level on the stroke of halftime withg some help from a soft free kick from Referee Michael Oliver. The second half went badly wrong with three quick Liverpool goals. Arsenal hit back with two but ended up on the wrong side of a 4-3 scoreline.
It was a funny old first half, with Liverpol not really pressing us or playing with the intensity that we have come to expect from a Jurgen Klopp team. At the same time, though, Arsenal were not as crisp or incisive with our passing as usual, but we should still have gone into halftime in the lead.
THeo Walcott let the visitors off with a poor penelty after winning the foul from the hapless Moreno. He made up for it just a minute later with a crisp finish and he should have had at least one more as the Liverpool left back was all over the place. A couple of times he made great runs but the pass was overhit.
And just to add to our disappointment at the break Coutinho scored a wonderful free kick into the top corner from distance which Cech could not get near, Replays showed that the award of the foul on Holding was super soft and so the Gunners were left cursing our luck again because Coquelin and Elneny had done a great job of helping the weakened back line cope with everything until then.
It was no surprise that Liverpool were boosted by that and they were much better in the second half, cutting through Arsenal at will and blasting into a 4-1 lead. The Gunners made it a bit easy for them though, as we were knocked back and did not really get going after the break, un til the Ox came on for Iwobi and made it 4-2 to spark a fightback.
Chambers then made it 4-3 by heading in a Cazorla feee kick but it was then a frustrating 10 minutes with lots of time wasting and the run of the ball seemingly always against us. The upshot of it all is that Arsenal and Wenger are already under pressure and desperately need to win away at Leicester next weekend.