On a great day of entertaining football, Arsenal managed to extend their unbeaten run against Jurgen Klopp’s Liverpool, who many believe are one of the main contenders for the Premier League title. So does our draw mean that we are now in that elite group?
Unai Emery believes we are getting closer. “The first thing is that the Premier League is the first competition for us because it is giving us the big regularity in the season. 38 matches.” he said. “It’s very important when you play against City and Chelsea or against Liverpool. If you win, it’s better, but a lot of matches are very important because three points is the same against Liverpool or against Crystal Palace. Today is one test, how we are against one team, after City, after Chelsea, maybe today we were more near with our performance. But also, we need the regularity of every match and the next match against Wolverhampton here, is the same. Another important game.”
Liverpool are a very good team, but we not only matched them yesterday, we controlled the game for long periods ending up with over 60% possession. We had as many shots (on and off-target) as the Reds and to be fair, i thought a draw was a fair result in the end.
We also have to remember that Liverpool are unbeaten so far this season, and the only points they lost were in draws against Chelsea, Man City and now us. Does that mean we really can consider ourselves one of the Top Four teams once again, and real challengers for the Premier League title?