EPL: Iwobi Stars, Grabs Assist In Arsenal Defeat To Liverpool

Liverpool forward Roberto Firmino

Liverpool forward Roberto Firmino

Former Arsenal striker Ian Wright perhaps comedically summed it up best in the studio coverage of the game, yelling "why did we have to upset them?!"

The people say: 'You will win today.' But first I have to run.

'He fully deserved to score a hat-trick and I'm happy for him.

Emery's side displayed plenty of quality and resolve to come back from 1-2 down at half time to secure a monumental win in the Spaniard's first north London derby, but it was not a performance that would have been uncharacteristic of Arsene Wenger's Arsenal.

- Roberto Firmino's hat-trick is the sixth to have been scored in fixtures between Arsenal and Liverpool in the Premier League - the most hat-tricks in a single fixture in Premier League history.

"I didn't see a smile on any faces in the dressing room", he said. Just see it (the result) and then go on.

"When you are running a marathon with new trainers and a new shirt, everyone around you says it's wonderful but you're the one who has to run".

"2018 ends with a Christmas present from Mo Salah".

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A sixth place follow-up in 14/15 and some incredibly poor acquisitions later, Rodgers was out on his behind in October 2015, having led Liverpool to just four wins of their opening 11 games in all competitions at the start of the 2015/16 season.

"The fans think we are in good shape and it would be insane if they didn't think we are not in a good moment, absolutely insane". "From time to time I try to enjoy life".

Defeating the Reds, as they know, won't be an easy task because Liverpool are very strong at the end of the pitch and are yet to concede more than seven goals so far this season.

The Gunners shouldn't be deceived by the player's low profile status, they must keep close watch on him so as to deny him of any space for shots or attacking runs.

Emery's Arsenal can not be judged until they have been afforded similar time and finances for the Spaniard to whip his new side into a more disciplined and determined shape akin to that of Liverpool.

Liverpool's outstanding central defender Virgil van Dijk, who has added the solidity to a defence which was once a real weakness in the side, said they were not the finished article yet but it was a good moment to be a member of the Liverpool squad.

"Our defensive moments in our box is my responsibility and then we need the balance".

Salah could have been expected to take up penalty-taking duties again when Dejan Lovren tumbled to the floor at a corner after being shoved by Kolasinac. "VAR will help referees to make better decisions".

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