Unai Emery fires title warning to Man City, Liverpool and Chelsea
- Author: Angelo Rivera Nov 04, 2018,
Nov 04, 2018, 19:37
Despite not getting the win they badly desired, Liverpool are still unbeaten after 11 games of the Premier League campaign, moving one point clear of Manchester City ahead of their home game against Southampton on Sunday. We needed a little luck in some moments of the match and also we needed, when we were attacking, to find our goal.
If work ethic, pressing and intensity have been hallmarks of Emery's early impact on Arsenal's play - forged during meticulous and high-energy training sessions - then so too is the spirit he has forged in the camp. But also, we need the regularity of every match and the next match against Wolverhampton here, is the same.
'This draw is different to Chelsea, for example, so there are ups and downs and things that we can learn, ' Milner told liverpoolfc.com.
'We are very disappointed really, which is a good thing I suppose, playing away at Arsenal. Arsenal still need to eradicate those defensive weaknesses completely before they can start winning games like these.
The visitors appeared on course to inflict a first defeat on the Gunners since August when Milner scored the 50th Premier League goal of his career to open the scoring just after the hour-mark.
This staggering tally of goals in unbeaten games has stretched a whopping 16 years for five clubs - Liverpool, Man City, Aston Villa, Newcastle, and Leeds - dating back to 2002 when he bagged his first goal for Leeds at the tender age of just 16. Should have done better when Ozil set him up with a sublime backheel pass in the first half. "One time we didn't close the half space, and they scored".
"It's a pity that it didn't count, we made a few more mistakes tonight than the ref, but it would have been nice if that goal counted".
But the England worldwide spurned golden chances elsewhere in the game, failing to bury a close-range effort on the goal-line and then losing out to Nathan Ake in a one-on-one foot race. I was actually waiting for Van Persie and Bergkamp!
"It's back to back clean sheets, which reinforces our feeling that defensively we're in better shape than we have been", he said this week.
Arsenal continued their superiority at the start of the second half; and the opening goal on 61 minutes came totally against the run of play, with Leno chiefly at fault. So we take it.