Arsenal now closer to Premier League's best - Emery

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I don't feel like we dropped two points. No doubt the point differences will increase as the season goes on and one way it will increase is when two of these top-six teams take each other head on.

Henrikh Mkhitaryan nearly took full advantage of some poor decision-making from Liverpool goalkeeper Alisson Becker, the Brazilian sprinting from his line and getting nowhere near Aubameyang's cross, with Mkhitaryan's header dropping just wide.

Arsenal are back in the fourth.

An Arsenal fan has posted a brilliant 20 second clip of Torreira, where he more than proves his worth to Emery's side. To be fair, that away game at Crystal Palace was perhaps their toughest game of the 13 games in the run. It was a slightly odd game, one that Arsenal dominated for long periods and yet one which Liverpool had enough clear-cut chances to have won fairly comfortably.

The Liverpool manager said: "We play City twice". He's a Champions League and World Cup finalist and that deserves respect.

And, as Klopp was keen to underline in his own press conference, it was Liverpool who had the best chances on Saturday.

The pair missed last week's back-to-back wins over Red Star Belgrade and Cardiff City due to hamstring issues. In total Liverpool conceded 15 goals in five games and were beaten at City, Manchester United, Tottenham and Chelsea. But Rush believes it is crucial the likes of Liverpool keep the pressure on City until the latter stages of Europe's elite tournament get under way.

Former manager Wenger was often criticised for failing to replace underperforming players and for waiting until the mid-way point of the second half to make any changes whatsoever.

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).

Liverpool had netted at least three goals in their last five games against Arsenal, but forwards Sadio Mane, Roberto Firmino and Mohamed Salah were kept off the scoresheet.

The result means Manchester City can go clear at the top of the Premier League when they face Southampton tomorrow.

The Gunners could however, be without several key players against the Reds.

The fixture has a history of high scores with the last nine Premier League matches bringing 42 goals. Only Mourinho (12) and Gerry Francis (8) will have waited more for their first defeat against Arsenal.

Unai Emery's side are fourth in the table, but will move to within one point of Liverpool with three points. After a big summer at the World Cup with Belgium, it appears some fatigue may be setting in for Lukaku who has scored 31 goals in 65 games in all competitions for United since arriving from Everton past year.

FW Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang, 6 - Arsenal's main danger man in the first half and used his pace to great effect to torment the Liverpool defenders.

"I think it should've been a goal, that's how it is", he added. Laurent Koscielny is also unlikely to feature due to being unfit. Throw in Granit Xhaka to be carded - he has been booked in three of four midfield appearances against Liverpool and could be even more exposed if he starts at left-back - and the price reaches a tasty 7.7.

Jurgen Klopp already has a couple of injury problems with Naby Keita and Jordan Henderson sidelined. In defence, Joe Gomez might be preferred over the error-prone Dejan Lovren.

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