Some interesting facts that show how Arsenal rattled Liverpool

Arsenal and Liverpool have served up some interesting games in recent seasons.

Prior to our 2-1 win over them Wednesday evening, Jurgen Klopp’s men have had the upper hand in the head-to-head games.

They also headed into the game as Premier League champions, winning it with seven games to spare showing their quality as a team.

However, Arsenal dug deep and without fear, we defeated them to keep our dream of playing in the Europa League next season alive.

This win is our first Premier League win over Jurgen Klopp’s men since 2015, and this is Klopp’s first Premier League loss to us since he started managing the Reds.

Here are some stats from Opta via Sky Sports:

“Arsenal have beaten Liverpool for the first time in the Premier League since April 2015 (4-1), with this being the first time Jurgen Klopp has suffered defeat against the Gunners in the competition (W5 D3 L1).

“Liverpool suffered their first Premier League defeat in a game they opened in the scoring in since April 2017 (1-2 v Crystal Palace), ending a run of 83 consecutive league games without losing after scoring the opening goal.

“This was Arsenal’s first Premier League win against the team starting the day top of the table since February 2016 (2-1 v Leicester), having lost each of their previous five such games before tonight.

“Liverpool have conceded 10 goals in their last five Premier League away games (W1 D1 L3), as many as they had in their previous 19 league games on the road.

“Arsenal’s equaliser came following Virgil van Dijk’s first error leading to a goal in the Premier League since March 2019 (for Liverpool v Fulham), while it was also the Gunners’ first shot of the game.”

This win couldn’t have come at a better time as we prepare to take on Manchester City in the FA Cup semifinals, and this will give our players the confidence to try and beat Pep Guardiola’s men.

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6 Comments

  1. JL says:

    Yes we won that game. But the only thing we could be satisfied with, is maybe that we were lucky for once.
    We were outplayed for most of the game, possession were outrageously in Liverpool’s favour and would Salah and Firmino have been in the same form as Mane, we might have lost 8-0.
    We scored thanks to 2 huge and very rare errors (errors usually made by Arsenal’s defence). Laca had a great attitude for both goals, but let’s not fool ourselves: we won because Liverpool were not as intense as usual. We didn’t dig deep, we didn’t rattle Liverpool, we didn’t play a game we can be proud of, or we could consider as a starting point. We are nowhere near the expected level in terms of quality, willingness, experience and competiveness.
    I like very much Arteta and I believe he is the right manager, but his task is tremendous and if we want to be back to top 4 (I am not even talking about winning PL) we need better and more experienced players than Mustafi, Kolasinac, Luiz, Xhaka, Ceballos, Holding, Willock, Nelson,… Arteta needs a destroyer in midfield, a leader in defence, a CF with a long term contract. We are where Liverpool were 20 years ago. I hope it will take less time to Arteta to bring back Arsenal where it belongs.

    1. eezzee says:

      coupl of the players you mentioned may leave and yes we do need a vieira type in the middle.
      The youngsters are outstanding and will only get better. After 20 years of arsene a huge number of supporters have no idea hat it was like before.
      You don,t change it overnight it takes at least 4/5 seasons The dynasty that made arsenal [hill-woods] have left and arsenal have to build again. They are certainly going in the right direction. Final couple of points, possession does,nt win matches goals do . I watch a lot of football and am firmly convinced that what influences the result of most matches is money, no i don,t mean what you spend on players i mean what you spend under the table and in this respect every football fan in the country is being cheated. There can be no doubt that while matches are being controlled by the PGMO football i and always will be corrupt

    2. Khadii says:

      Yes..
      Same way Tottenham beat us after dominating the game.. We scored first after a Laca Screamer and then gifted them their first, and 2nd from a corner..
      Deal with it.. A win is a win for me. We’re due some luck.
      Everyone knows and admits the state of our squad including the manager, so no need to whinge

      1. Sue says:

        Nice one, Khadii 👍👍👍
        Even I’m not moaning and that’s rare 😂😂

        1. Khadii says:

          Lol..
          That’s good to know Sue..
          On to the next win

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