Alexandre Lacazette’s glorious goal earns Arsenal a point against Liverpool

Unai Emery wants to write a new history at Arsenal. It is one of his buzz phrases and he reaches for it at every available opportunity. In terms of the club’s travails against Big Six opposition, which admittedly pre-date him by some years, this was another frustrating result. The statistics show that Arsenal have now won only three of their last 28 such fixtures. Emery had started his reign with back-to-back defeats against Manchester City and Chelsea.

And yet there was plenty to like about how his team performed in a blood-and-thunder contest. They brought the passion, they created chances, mainly in the first half, and they were full value for their late equaliser, expertly finished by Alexandre Lacazette. The striker nipped on to a pass from the substitute Alex Iwobi and outfoxed Alisson, who had been lured off his line, before curling home.

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