Arsenal 3-1 Liverpool: 3 talking points from title-saving win

  • Arsenal closed the gap on Liverpool to two points with a stirring 3-1 victory at the Emirates

Arsenal FC v Liverpool FC - Premier League
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Arsenal continued their fine form, grabbing three vital points in a 3-1 win over league leaders Liverpool at the Emirates.

In a game where Arsenal knew they had to win to keep pace with the Reds, Mikel Arteta's side started as if they'd been shot out of a cannon; overwhelming Jurgen Klopp's team and taking a deserved lead in the 14th minute after Bukayo Saka rebounded home Kai Havertz's saved effort.

With the Gunners controlling the contest, the most "Arsenal" thing happened right on the stroke of half-time. A mix-up between David Raya and William Saliba allowed Luiz Diaz to poke the ball through and it hit Gabriel Magalhaes on the hand and rolled in.

The goal had the potential to suck the air out of the Emirates, but Arsenal came roaring back, and an uncharismatic error from Alisson allowed Gabriel Martinelli to score into an empty net.

With the game still not put to bed late on, Leandro Trossard took it upon himself with a dazzling run to slot home between Allison's legs to send the home crowd into raptures.


Arsenal 3-1 Liverpool: 3 talking points from title-saving win

The game provided plenty of talking points; here they are.

Mikel Arteta, Virgil van Dijk
Arsenal's victory brought them back into title contention / Marc Atkins/GettyImages

1. Arsenal well and truly in the title race

That might seem a little on the nose, but closing the gap on Liverpool could give Arsenal a big mental boost as we head into the final stages of the season.

While there is still a long way to go, had the Gunners fallen eight points behind Liverpool, that would be a huge mountain to overcome.

But now, just two points separate the pair and once again, Arsenal are up to their eyeballs in the title race.

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