The level of competition in the Premier League this season has been refreshing to say the least.
Liverpool manager Jurgen Klopp surely rued the two dropped points, and he should. "A point at Arsenal will always be an absolutely good result". "But the atmosphere and the character of the team right now is very good".
Have they got what it takes to beat Liverpool?
Arsenal are back in the fourth.
FIle image of Arsenal manager Unai Emery.
Due to Liverpool's dominant start to the season, Klopp, who was talking to the media ahead of the crucial fixture away at Arsenal, played down rumours of any incomings, suggesting something drastic would have to happen in order for The Reds to act in the window. "Long time", Emery said in his post-match press conference and while he stated this performance surpassed Arsenal's efforts against City and Chelsea earlier this season, he is aware there is still plenty more work to be done. These players are well rested for Saturday as Arsenal did not need their help in beating Blackpool in the League Cup on Wednesday night.
And, as Klopp was keen to underline in his own press conference, it was Liverpool who had the best chances on Saturday.
The midfielder's deal with Arsenal expires at the end of the season and with Arsenal not going to offer him a new contract after talks broke down between his agent and the club, talk in the papers continues over where he will move. In defence, it is a completely different matter.
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But sometimes patience is short and frustration is there. I think we're so close to getting the last level. I think I'm at a great place to do that".
"We have to see how this game will develop, with two very offensive-orientated teams it can often happen". Unlike Arsenal, Liverpool has had a tough two months, playing the likes of City, Chelsea (twice), PSG, and Napoli in the time.
Since 2013-14, Arsenal have played 150 Premier League games with Mesut Ozil, and 47 without him.
Emery, then in charge at Sevilla, got the better of Klopp in the final in Basel, with his side coming from behind to win 3-1, and subsequently won the French league title with Paris Saint-Germain (PSG).
"But the other games are important also because three points are the same against Liverpool or Crystal Palace or next week against Wolves".
Recently, however, the Reds have been rampant against the Gunners.
"It was always hard against Arsenal (before today), it was very spectacular, today was no less spectacular just with less goals than last season". They return to European action on Wednesday at home to Shaktar Donesk.
Yet Arsenal are sure to have their backers at [3.8] (the draw is a [3.9] shot) and a big reason for that is they clearly have a serious goal threat.
Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang has been in scintillating form for the Gunners, scoring six goals in his last four Premier League appearances.