Arsenal 3-2 Liverpool: Saka Brace & Martinelli effort help Gunners return to the Top, Nunez and Firmino net for the Reds

North London outfit Arsenal returned to the summit of the Premier League standings, following an exciting 3-2 victory over Merseyside giants Liverpool at the Emirates Stadium in a Super Sunday encounter.

The Gunners were quick off the blocks as Gabriel Martinelli opened the scoring after just 58 seconds, but the visitors soon leveled through Darwin Nunez – who tucked in Luis Diaz’s cross.

Mikel Arteta’s side went in front in first half stoppage time, as Bukayo Saka completed a flowing counter attacking move to put the Gunners 2-1 up.

Upon resumption of the second half, Roberto Firmino equalized for Liverpool but the hosts soon had their noses in front, as center referee Michael Oliver blew for a penalty after Gabriel Jesus was fouled in the area.

Bukayo Saka scored the resulting spot-kick to give the Gunners all three points and sent them back to the top of the table.

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FULL-TIME AT THE EMIRATES STADIUM: Arsenal 3-2 Liverpool

75′ MIN: Bukayo Saka converts the spot-kick beyond goalkeeper Alisson Becker to restore Arsenal’s lead.

GOOOAAALLL!!! Arsenal 3-2 Liverpool (B. Saka)

Thiago Alcantara is adjudged to have fouled Gabriel Jesus and the result is a penalty.

PENALTY!!! To Arsenal

53′ MIN: It’s that man again! Roberto Firmino aka The Slayer of Arsenal nets his tenth goal against the Gunners to draw the Reds level.

GOOOAAALLL!!! Arsenal 2-2 Liverpool (R. Firmino)

SECOND HALF UNDERWAY AT THE EMIRATES STADIUM: Arsenal 2-1 Liverpool

HALF-TIME AT THE EMIRATES STADIUM: Arsenal 2-1 Liverpool

45+5′ MIN: A lightning counter attack from the Gunners sees Bukayo Saka restore the lead for Mikel Arteta’s side.

GOOOAAALLL!!! Arsenal 2-1 Liverpool (B. Saka)

34′ MIN: A cross from Luis Diaz is tucked home by Uruguayan striker Darwin Nunez, as he nets his second Premier League goal of the campaign.

GOOOAAALLL!!! Arsenal 1-1 Liverpool (D. Nunez)

1′ MIN: That was quick!!! Gabriel Martinelli finds the back of the net, off a pass from skipper Martin Odegaard.

GOOOAAALLL!!! Arsenal 1-0 Liverpool (G. Martinelli)

KICK-OFF AT THE EMIRATES STADIUM: Arsenal 0-0 Liverpool

Reds boss Jurgen Klopp has filed his team out in a 4-2-1-3 formation, with the likes of Diogo Jota, Mo Salah, Darwin Nunez and Luis Diaz all expected to counter the threat the Gunners might pose.

Japanese international Takehiro Tomiyasu starts at right-back, Thomas Partey, Granit Xhaka and Martin Odegaard are in midfield while Gabriel Jesus, Gabriel Martinelli and Bukayo Saka will lead the frontline for the Gunners.

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