Arsenal and Unai Emery on the up

Arsenal and Unai Emery on the up

Finishing his point, Carragher praised his former team for their brilliant start to the season and said that the fact that Arsenal were so delighted with a 1-1 draw at the Emirates shows how fare Jurgen Klopp's side have come.

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. "In my opinion we were the better team".

Summer signing Bernd Leno has since replaced Cech as number one and shown he is far more adept with the ball at his feet as Arsenal moved the ball smoothly upfield despite facing the famed "gegenpressing" that characterises Jurgen Klopp's Liverpool. And as for Emery's training on how to play from the back is paying dividends and the players are getting better and better every week on sticking to his game plan.

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"I think 1-1 is a good result for how we did in the 90 minutes after 1-0 when we are losing and it's the reason we are happy 50 per cent".

"We played out of the back".

'We've done it outstandingly well in the past but we didn't do that in the first half. Only two players featured in the midweek 2-1 Carabao Cup win over Blackpool and it actually looked like Liverpool were tiring in the latter stages of this high octane affair. We have our work to do and that's what we are concentrated on.

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"It is not a bad point but we need more", he added.

The Netherlands global battled like a Trojan against Arsenal but was still capable of producing a touch of class on the ball regardless of the chaos and the pressure of the moment.

Arsenal are fifth in the Premier League, four points behind Liverpool.

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Such is the close nature of the fight to stay in the Premier League, that Newcastle United's first win of the season, a 1-0 victory over Watford, lifted them straight out of the relegation zone having been there since September 1.

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