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Arsenal vs. Liverpool – Soccer Match Report – October 9, 2022

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Arsenal continued their blistering begin to the season with an important 3-2 victory in opposition to Liverpool to return to the highest of the Premier League desk on the Emirates Stadium on Sunday.

Gabriel Martinelli struck within the first minute and Bukayo Saka adopted with a brace to sink Liverpool to their second Premier League defeat of the season and into tenth place within the desk.

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Arsenal began at a frantic tempo and opened the scoring throughout the first minute.

Expansive play down the suitable wing ended with Saka turning the ball inside to Martin Odegaard, who carved Liverpool’s back-line open with an incisive cross which was latched onto and completed by Martinelli.

The hosts appeared assured within the early levels, however Liverpool grew into the affair halfway by way of the primary half and their elevated endeavour was rewarded 11 minutes earlier than half-time, as Darwin Nunez scored his second league purpose of the season.

Nunez, who has suffered a gradual begin since signing for a club-record payment from Benfica in the summertime, clinically tapped house Luis Diaz‘s cross to attract the sport degree. Diaz, the supplier, was withdrawn from the pitch eight minutes later by way of harm.

And regardless of Liverpool’s rise, Arsenal loved one other spell of strain late on within the half and had been once more rewarded.

Liverpool had been uncovered down their proper aspect once more, permitting Martinelli to flash a pin-point low cross to Saka, who sweeped house previous Alisson.

In a back-and-forth sport, Liverpool struck again degree eight minutes after half-time. Diogo Jota‘s cross stretched the Arsenal defence and Roberto Firmino dispatched a left-footed strike previous Aaron Ramsdale into the far nook.

However typical of Arsenal and Liverpool’s notoriously high-scoring affairs, there was yet one more twist and it went the best way of the hosts as Arteta’s aspect had been awarded a penalty within the 74th minute when Thiago Alcantara was penalised for harmful play on Gabriel Jesus

Saka doubled his tally, slotting previous Alisson regardless of the Brazilian goalkeeper diving the suitable approach.

Arsenal held on to overhaul Manchester Metropolis on the prime of the Premier League desk.

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