I Was So Disappointed In Arsenal - Former Liverpool Midfielder

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LIVERPOOL, ENGLAND - AUGUST 24: Mohamed Salah of Liverpool and David Luiz of Arsenal have a discussion after during the Premier League match between Liverpool FC and Arsenal FC at Anfield on August 24, 2019 in Liverpool, United Kingdom. In VAR it is hard for them, they can not see the power, so if I pull like this [gives demonstration] it's more power than just like this.

As if to make a statement they dismantled the Gunners, who arrived at Anfield with a containment-first approach, with a power game allied to clinical efficiency.

Substitute Lucas Torreira scored a consolation for Arsenal five minutes from the end. In this game, Arsenal's plan wasn't the problem - it was their execution of it. Within 80 seconds Andy Robertson had fizzed a ball across the six-yard area which Roberto Firmino only narrowly missed. Luiz was directly responsible for two goals and continues to show signs that he is best employed in a back three, but whether Emery will tinker with his team's structure to suit the Brazilian's erratic talents is a question only the Arsenal coach can answer.

The worst example was when Dani Cebellos, pinned in near his own corner flag, cleared the ball straight to Sadio Mane 15 yards out only for the Senegal global to shoot straight at Bernd Leno.

Ivorian attacker Pepe was handed his first start in Arsenal's colours yesterday evening, lining out alongside Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang in a two-pronged attack. The two strikers were Aubameyang and Pepe so there wasn't any way that Lacazette would have been put in this position unless Unai Emery chose to play him in instead of Dani Ceballos.

Instead, Liverpool cranked up the pressure before the break and got the breakthrough on 41 minutes when Trent Alexander-Arnold's corner was met powerful by Matip's head.

On Sunday, Arsenal were undone by a brilliant Liverpool side, who maintained their 100 per cent start to the season with a 3-1 victory. The reflex is in one second you turn, you do and you take out.



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