In a highly touted contest in the Barclays Premier League, Liverpool FC and Arsenal were able to play out a 3-3 draw at the rainy Emirates Stadium on Wednesday afternoon.

Both of these teams have a lot of history of being successful in the BPL, and this match is always a must-watch.

Liverpool’s Roberto Firmino gave the visitors a 1-0 lead in the 10th minute after his left-footed shot found the right-hand corner following a corner kick.

Arsenal were able to equalize four minutes later as Aaron Ramsey‘s right-footed shot found the bottom right-hand corner to make it 1-1. Joel Campbell played Ramsey into the box with a brilliant through-ball.

Firmino extended the Liverpool lead to 2-1 in the 19th minute after his right-footed rip from outside of the box found the top right-hand corner. James Milner was credited with the assist on the Brazilian’s second goal of the match.

In the 25th minute, Olivier Giroud tied the game at 2-2 after his left-footed shot found the center of the net. Aaron Ramsey gave the Frenchman a great assist following a corner kick.

Following the halftime break, Giroud scored his second goal of the match as his left-footed shot found the bottom left corner to give Arsenal a 3-2 lead after 55 minutes.

Liverpool had themselves a tie game at 3-3 after Joe Allen‘s right-footed shot found the bottom left corner in the 90th minute after Christian Benteke‘s header found Allen in the box.

At the full-time whistle, Liverpool had earned themselves a huge point on the road at the league leaders. Arsenal will surely be disappointed for letting the lead slip away at home.

Jurgen Klopp‘s squad had 59% of the possession in┬ácomparison to Arsenal’s 41%. Arsenal goalkeeper Petr Cech had three saves in the match in comparison to Liverpool’s Simon Mignolet two saves.

According to the Telegraph, Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger praised the emotion in the match by stating “you cannot fault both teams for giving everything.” It was a highly-intense match at the Emirates and both teams should be happy they each earned a point.

Arsenal will stay in first place in the Barclays Premier League with 43 points, and Liverpool drop down to ninth place with 31 points on the campaign.

Liverpool will prepare for another big fixture this Sunday against visiting Manchester United, while Arsenal will travel to Stoke City also on Sunday.

Larry Henry Jr
Spark Sports Analyst

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