Deprived of Gabriel Jesus, injured and in the stands, the Gunners exerted constant pressure on the Liverpool defense from the start of the match. Bukayo Saka was rewarded for his excellent start to the match by scoring in the 14th minute by recovering a ball stopped by Alisson after a shot deflected by Kai Havertz.
Although dominant in the first half despite a surge from Liverpool before the break, the Gunners conceded a goal just before half-time following a mix-up between William Saliba and David Raya, allowing Luis Diaz to score after a series of unfortunate events.
Dominant in the first half despite a surge from Liverpool at the end of the half, the Gunners conceded a goal just before half-time following a confusion between William Saliba and David Raya. Luis Diaz recovered a ball in the penalty area, made a small dive taken by Gabriel, forced to score against his side with his hand just a minute into added time in the first period.
Like this Saliba-Raya-Gabriel misunderstanding at the end of the first half, Virgil Van Dijk and Alisson did not understand each other after a floating ball and poorly taken by the Liverpool captain, put under pressure by Martinelli. The Brazilian, very opportunistic, pushed Van Dijk then recovered a ball at the entrance to the penalty area. Beaten after his missed exit, Alisson was unable to do anything about Gabriel Martinelli's strike, letting Arsenal slip into the lead.
The meeting got carried away in the last minutes. First with the red card received by Ibrahima Konaté, punished with a second yellow for a foul, then with Arsenal's third goal, scored by Leandro Trossard with a ball slipped between Alisson's legs, thus sealing the outcome of the meeting.
This is only Liverpool's second defeat in the Premier League this season after 23 days. The Reds retain the lead in the Premier League but Arsenal are getting closer thanks to this home success (3-1), thus consolidating their position at the forefront of the championship. The Gunners are now 2nd in the Premier League, 2 points behind Liverpool, while Manchester City are just behind, three points behind Arsenal but two games behind.