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How Premier League tussle gave us hints to season ahead for Arsenal and Liverpool

Beauty is in the eye of the beholder — and when it comes to cheering on your team this is certainly true. A pulsating match with plenty of goals and incidents may well be considered the best game of the season, for instance. But if your team is involved in a stalemate yet you have lapped up the enjoyment, it is easy to see why you might describe, say a 1-1 draw, as one of the best matches of the Premier League season. Now, whilst a draw a draw may not necessarily help, if you bet on premier league,  — try betting top 10, an excellent place to go to for not only football but also to bet on a wide range of other top class sports and – what better way to start than with a welcoming bonus.

Back to that 1-1 draw. The game in question gave fans of Arsenal and Liverpool more answers to their clubs’ progression under their respective managers. In the red corner is Unai Emery. And, also in the red corner, though his team were playing in purple on the night in question, is Jurgen Klopp. If you remember, the Merseyside Reds took a 1-0 lead when the ball fell kindly to James Milner after some hesitation in the Gunners box, and the former England attacker coolly finished past Bernd Leno.

It signalled that Klopp’s men meant business after soaking up a lot of pressure during a first half in which Emery’s men saw lots of the ball. Crucially, though, they hadn’t made a breakthrough with a goal. Klopp has revealed that it was Milner who spotted areas that Liverpool could exploit and discussed it with his team-mates at half-time. Job done, and the fact that it was Milner who grabbed the goal was a bonus. For Reds fans. Visiting Reds fans that is.

The home fans of the Reds had witnessed their side go toe to toe with the visitors yet fail to bag the all-important goal that would perhaps open the game up. All that changed of course, when French striker Alex Lacazette swivelled in the box to smash home a leveller for 1-1.

The Emirates, not known for its noise, erupted with the cheering at record decibels. Was this because of relief? Did the Arsenal supporters want evidence that Emery and his team had what it takes to tussle with the top side in the top flight? Remember, Emery has only has had the merest hint of time in charge of the north London outfit having come in during the summer to replace the long-serving Arsene Wenger.

What about the travelling Kopites? Did they see the draw as lost points, or that travelling back to Anfield with a point in the bag on a night when they may have got nothing was something of which to be glad?

The point is, it was a draw with just two goals and yet thus far, many armchair fans who tuned in cited the game as one of the best examples of top-class football they have witnessed. A draw was, when all is taken into consideration, probably a fair result. Emery came away with an unbeaten streak intact (after reverses early in the campaign at home to Manchester City and at Chelsea). Klopp learned a lot about those in whom he places his faith by selecting them.

It’s all subjective. The great thing is there are so many more matches to behold once the Premier League action gets under way again after the international break. Bring it on!

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