Arsenal now closer to Premier League's best - Emery

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The draw does see Liverpool return to the top of the Premier League and maintain their unbeaten start to the league season, although Manchester City can open up a two-point gap at the summit if they beat Southampton on Sunday.

Alexandre Lacazette earned Arsenal a point at the Emirates Stadium on Saturday, cancelling out James Milner's second-half opener.

The modern offside law and interpretation of exactly when a player is interfering is something that seems perpetually shrouded in confusion, but it was hard to avoid the conclusion that Mane had been hard done when he tapped in after Roberto Firmino's 18th-minute lob came back off the post.

The 26-year-old had strayed beyond the Arsenal defence in the previous phase of play, but remained inactive as Trent Alexander-Arnold's pass fell to Firmino. There are doubts but we are going to wait to see if we can use one or another player in the full-back positions. "It was clear Arsenal was in a very good moment", said Klopp.

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And he feels that Klopp's Liverpool are a good example for his Arsenal side to look to follow as they bid to keep progressing.

It is early days and there will be bumps in the road as Emery imposes his new philosophy on Arsenal but if this was earmarked as the most severe examination of their credentials so far this season, they can be quietly satisfied with the results.

"Now it's a point and that will always be a success at Arsenal". "We are really focused on us and that's the only way I know it will work". He scores important goals, makes important challenges, is a good passer of the ball and nearly always completes 90 minutes. "We deserved it because we could have lost, but we could also have won in the 90 minutes". When we had the ball it was good, we were a threat, we were in behind.

However it was Arsenal who grabbed the second goal of the game, with Lacazette curling a brilliant shot past Alisson after the Brazilian came off the line.

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Milner has carved himself a very important place in this Liverpool side, and it's time people outside of Merseyside began to take notice.

"Maybe after Manchester City and Chelsea, today we are more near those teams, but we need this quality in every match".

The Liverpool manager said: "We play City twice".

The midfielder appeared to have given his side three points from a frantic meeting with the Gunners after driving home a loose ball 61 minutes into the game. It was a slightly unusual game, one that Arsenal dominated for long periods and yet one which Liverpool had enough clear-cut chances to have won fairly comfortably.

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However, former Liverpool FC star Murphy believes Lovren is a more than worthy third-choice centre-half in the Liverpool FC team.

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