- Arsenal showed class again as they beat Liverpool to go top of English Premier League Football.
Arsenalgot off to a perfect start when Gabriel Martinelli put them ahead after 58 seconds but Liverpool responded well and striker Darwin Nunez deservedly got them level when he slid home Luis Diaz’s cross after 34 minutes.
Saka restored Arsenal’s lead in first-half added time after Martinelli broke clear on the counter-attack only for Liverpool to level once more eight minutes after the break when substitute Roberto Firmino, on for the injured Diaz, fired beyond keeper Aaron Ramsdale.
Liverpool, who felt they were denied a penalty when defender Gabriel handled in the first half, felt a further sense of injustice when Thiago Alcantara was penalised for a challenge on Gabriel Jesus with 14 minutes remaining, with Saka coolly converting from the spot.
Gabril Martinelli in his post match
conference said “It means a lot for us. We’ve been working hard and I think we deserved the win. We showed great spirit- We are a family. I’m very happy with a goal and an assist. It doesn’t matter that arsenal are a young ten; It’s about your heart and how much you want to achieve in football and in life. That’s the most important thing”.