By - MatchThreadder
Liverpool gets covid everywhere they goo
Xhakha save arsenal.
Saka really showing he's a world class talent this game.
Get your dirty hands off our boy Klopp!
Where's that rat that was saying Liverpool weren't gonna be afraid of a team that lost to a championship side. Couldn't even hit the side of a fucking barn tonight you guys are shite without mane and Salah.
Can't wait for the Emirates return leg. False positives won't save you this time
gunners shouldn’t trashtalk mate, you lost even more unbelievable tiers than this close one with Liverpool :)
Should’ve played last week. We were shit against Nottingham
Klopp can't beat red card 10 men teams
Klopp with Salah is like barca and Messi
Salah leaves Liverpool, back they go fighting for a top 6 spot. Mediocrity
Strange, a top tier team loses top tier players and becomes a second tier team.
Its like its somehow related!
For all the 'stubborn defensive performance' and this and that, Liverpool win this if Minamino doesn't miss an absolute sitter. It's an inexcusable miss. I suppose that goes to show how much an early red card leaves you in the lurch though and you need luck in those situations
Technically yes you need luck in all close games, but you'd expect Liverpool to play well enough to beat a 10 man Arsenal without luck being involved.
Aye you would. Liverpool were awful
The same can be said for Arsenal too. Arsenal win if Saka doesn’t take such a heavy touch and scores his big chance. In the end all that matters is the game ended in a tie
Yeah, football matches are full of moments like this. I just thought it was interesting to think about how differently some would evaluate the defensive performance if he doesn't miss embarrassingly in the dying embers even though the defensive performance would obviously be no different. People obviously get defensive over their teams though and seem to have taken it as criticism
this match made feel this team is no longer wenger's same old arsenal, which you know would bottle
My exact thoughts.
A relief to see the lads battle and fight for the whole game.
Never saw that in a post 2004 Arsenal until now.
Can we stop saying low block, fucking hell.
You don’t like low blocks I take it.
It's not even that, I just don't like it being called a low block, just have an irrational hatred for it.
Eh… Oh well. Don’t think you’ll escape it.
Too bad about the dive from Jota when his chest looked for contact with Xhakas flying leg. Otherwise it could’ve been an even match.
Klopp busting out the lateral flows and sharpies for the weekend. Nothing without Salah
Jesus, i didn’t think that Arsenal fans were such obnoxious wakers before reading this comment section.
They're the same wet wipes who think everything is some big conspiracy against them
Magnus you blundered the queen against Hikaru...go back home bottler.
TAKES ONE TO KNOW ONE M8
Bodied the neek
You seem to comment in every Arsenal match thread with some derogatory comment. Are we in your head or something?
Living rent-free in the loser's head.
And proud to be
And rightfully so
Ben white is a fucking titan.
Liverpool are in for a very rough month if they can't generate hardly any chances against a 10 man team without Mane and Salah.
We were shit against 10 man Chelsea with a stronger team out.
It's like people who don't understand football can't understand how this is possible.
A man advantage does fuck all if the remaining players all sit in the 18 yard box the rest of the game.
Didn’t city beat you 5-0 or something when you went down to 10 men?
Yeah no. There's plenty of teams in the Prem who will put 11 players behind the ball and you have to figure out a way to beat them. And 10 behind the ball is easier to beat than 11.
Obvious response is something about Salah being missing but seen that pattern of play plenty of times from Liverpool with him in the team. Shut down the the creativity from the full backs, defend in a 5 man low block and close the half spaces. They don’t have much creativity coming from the middle and they don’t manipulate the ball patiently enough. Tactically a limited side who never really change the basic shape of the team - difficult to play against, but predictable if you get your setup correct.
It would be great if we had a creative midfielder like Naby Kei...oh right
From what I've seen if Trent and Robertson don't get up the pitch and attack the midfield at Liverpool doesn't have anything in them beyond basic basic passing. Certainly little creativity. I get that they can press and be physical.
It's worked so far but I can't see them doing well for the next 3 week's.
And actually their latest run of games have been very poor with no sign of improvement.
No Salah is a huge loss.
Mane hasn't had a good season but still a loss too.
Yes which is important from Arsenal when down to 10 men but in doing so they also gave up all hopes of attacking which I legitimately couldn’t tell if that was the plan all along. Second leg should be more revealing tactically.
The hardest thing about playing Liverpool is by far the intensity, they're so dominant in the duals that you just can't get out and the pressure keeps coming and coming. They don't usually tear teams apart they just batter them
Martinelli was dominating his side at least
Arteta is a football terrorist
My 🐐 🔥🔥🔥
Taking the mantle from Osama! What a man!
Imagine delaying the game and still drawing against 10-men ahahahhaah
How did we end up with the only shot on target?!
Edit: missed the one in injury time, oops. Still, 1 apiece is madness away from home after a red that early.
This was one of the most excitingly boring matches Ive witnessed in a good while
Martinelli makes it very obvious he wants to give his shirt to the young girl and the steward gives it to a different boy nowhere near where Martinelli was pointing. Poor form.
Thank God I wasn't the only one who saw that feelsbadman
I know right. It'd be nice if Arsenal could find her and give her something in the future.
Welp prepare the petition!
Karen Klopp can’t break down a low block without the individual quality of Salah and Mane.
Brilliant performance from the lads. Amazing shift from everyone. Gonna be a great game at the Emirates
Great for the memes though.
For Lolerpool yea
Had the game on during class and that was more entertaining than this game
Liverpool were so bad, excellent performance from all 10 players there
You've got to give credit to a team like Arsenal, who have a squad of shit to manage to drag out the world's most boring match with 10 men against some of Liverpools best.
The fact both teams only got one shot on target is a memory they'd sooner forget.
Liverpools best..? Bro did you see that midfield and front 3
Compare that to Arsenal. Odegaard, Smith Rowe, Tomiyasu, Aubameyang, Pepe, Elneny, Partey all not there due to either covid, injury or AFCON, and Arsenal played most of the game with just 1 senior midfielder, Lokonga.
Compared to that Liverpool can't complain.
*Lokonga, who is just returning from COVID and is in the middle of his first season in the Prem.
Rowe Smith would of made the game much more interesting. He's really come through for you guys this season.
At the moment he's not in the starting eleven, it's Martinelli, Saka and Odegaard behind Lacazette.
I'd say that Jota, Robertson and Van Dijk are some of Liverpools best. So, yes some of Liverpools best.
Away fans were amazing, completely took over
Nice to see some grit from this Arsenal team
Xhaka man of the match?
Lol half our team missing and one man down and you STILL couldn’t score get fkd
This game is going in the Arsenal trophy cabinet. Kept Liverpool scoreless while down to 10 men the same season that Chelsea did.
get fuked like 4-0 last November?
Hah got me there :) it’s alright have fun struggling to score with no salah soon 👍
Calm down m8 we didn't exactly play perfect today going down to 10 men, it's a good result for us given the circumstances but let's not get ahead of ourselves
Bro ik Liverpool are a better side but this is probably the best result we’ll have against them for a while. Let me banter in peace ;)
Ayy do what u do
park the bus
Are you excepting Arsenal to go galloping ahead...just to be rolled on by Liverpool cavalry regiment ?
The truth of the game is, one man down for more than half time, and playing at Anfield, Arsenal managed to get a draw.
If they did it by parking the bus or a whole fuckin' plane it really doesn't matter
For an attack for the likes of Liverpool ending a game with 0 goals scored isn't that common, and much less on this conditions.
not really we do it quite often
Cheaters with yer ‘false positives’
if we cheat why would klopp even say that. he has no incentive unless it was the truth
Why ye being investigated so? No smoke without fire
Tf you expect us to do with 10 men? Go all out attack? Maybe you guys should’ve faked some more positives LOL GET FKD
thats what im saying. u asked how ur one man down and didnt score. idiot
Go get some sun. It’s a match, which you didn’t even play in. No need to act like that
what? no correlation
Couldn't hit a bus tonight lad
If this is what life without Mane or Salah looks like, things are grim.
Man that was a fun match to watch. We had a couple chances to sneak a goal. Ben white MOTM for me. Liverpool fans, WTF? Can jota and firmino not play together? They looked like shit. Minamino was lively. I give our players credit for busting their asses. Almost snagged a goal too. Hope the second leg both teams are fit and it’s a banger
No post game thread so guess the luls are here still
LOL LOL LOL
Fuck off you cunts
Only caught the last 20 minutes or so but Arsenal did good there
r/soccer deserves to be dunked on forever for the Ben White takes this summer
Bunch of knobheads in this subreddit deserve to get called out for dunking on our whole transfer window LOL
“UCL winner and World Cup Winner Varane better than White”
I don’t get this statement. Varane is better than White. Is there a joke I’m missing?
Do you watch football?
Yes and in fact I watch multiple leagues outside of the EPL. That’s how I know Varane is better than Ben White
Are you a Sp*rs fan?
No. I just know the starting CB for France is better than a player that can’t get above Maguire
Such a dumb take I don’t even know where to begin so I’ll just let it slide lmao
Because you don’t have an argument.
Ice bath, strong mead and goose feather bed for the lads - Sunday beckons.
In highsight Xhaka saved us, Jota would score probably and we wouldn't.
Someone has to take the hate, and it seems Xhaka is fueled by that now.
Minamino self esteem reset
Salah's demands just went 10m up
Renew Salah’s contract and give him what he wants. The team is completely toothless in attack without him.
Xhaka 5D chess. Took it for the team to keep the 0-0
Liverpool are basically counterattacking team without their front 3
Liverpool are fucked.
They’re ass without Salah
"I'm not afraid anymore. Didja hear that? I'm not afraid anymore!"
Media is so fucking biased, "muted reaction from arsenal fans"??!?!? Cant still say anything to dispell the anfield atmosphere myth
He literally said Liverpool fans hahahahaha
Shhhhhhhh im pissed
Why do you have such a stick up your butt about Anfield? Have you been? I have a few times and it’s pretty good, but doesn’t touch Goodson when it’s rocking. The worst atmosphere hands down I’ve ever been to in a stadium is the Etihad, closely followed by the Emirates.
Yes, its awful, eitihad has a shite atmoshere, no complaints and ive been going city games since i was 10 (20 years ago), but the myth about anfield needs to stop, ive heard better stmosphere from the tourists at stretford end
Definitely not true. I’ve been to a few matches there and they were all good atmospheres. CL semi against Roma was electric, one of the best atmospheres I’ve ever experienced.
The atmospheres still don’t touch smaller grounds or more traditional ones, as I mentioned Goodison, but Anfield definitely has a good atmosphere.
You're wrong, but as you're a member of the cult i didnt expect anything else
Lol what cult. I love football. Loads of Liverpool fans are pricks but I happen to live there. Much prefer Goodson.
Better get that money out for Salah hahaha
HE WONT RENEW😂😂😂
Salah = Pool
Liverpool did the impossible. They made Ben White look worth 50m
That would imply he had a bad game today. 😉
Ben White has been good all season. Compare his signing to the other centrebacks big money was spent on, Varane and Konate. White has so far clearly been the better signing.
Oh, look. Someone watched his second arsenal match after august.
Xhaka: Nice lads we done it
liverpool without their afcon players is a different team. incredible how toothless they are going forward. they are not getting 3 points on the weekend like this.
Fair fucks, Arsenal. Fair fucks indeed.
Good game Arsenal.
Not a bad performance.
you suck LFC
Arsenal wins 0:0. Switched from Atleti game just to witness Atleti London.
Athletico de Norte de London
Saka don't go near that man
I saw that too, get off him with your grubby hands Klopp
Well that was fucking scary
Salah just added 50k to. His asking price
Hahahaha fuck Liverpool hahahahahah
Love it when cross and inshallah fails
Get fucked pudlians
Congrats! You’ve won the “held Liverpool at Anfield in the league cup, while down a man”
Are you not allowed to celebrate anything that isn’t a trophy?
At first I didn't get this and was about to make a stupid comment.
Not even the shot after the whistle was on target
GET FUCKED LIVERPOOL
Great result for arsenal
We had more shots on target smh unlucky we didn't win
ben white has been absolute class
Arsenal will be allot happier about this.
Holy shit what a fucking result
Very good defending from Arsenal. Impotent attack from Liverpool. I hope the next leg is better.
Gabi is absolutely SHATTERED. Fuck, didn't need this with the NLD
Not the first team to thwart us with a low block. They'll need to come forward in the second leg so will be a different game.
We've looked dangerous here toward the end. Neco has been fire.
Arsenal have been defensively solid and Saka is excellent.
Hopefully a better game next week.
Absolutely pathetic fucking performance. Fine the entire team 2 weeks wages
so good from arsenal. what a fucking performance
How the hell did Liverpool not have a shot on target?
Without Salah & Mane, we’re worse than Brighton at finishing whatever chances we can muster
We weren't good, but it can't be understated how well Arsenal were defending. Ramsdale was class except for two dodgy moments near the end. Gabriel and White were both in exactly the right positions consistently.
no plan B
1 shot on target all game my fucking goodness lmao
And not from the team with 11 men on the pitch. Insane
I woke up at 330 in the morning for this
Cricket. There are two batsmen called Pujara and Rahane who are selected for every test match no matter how shit they play
Why? The incompetent team was Liverpool today, and they weren't exactly rewarded. Failing to win despite being a man up since the 24th minute, and worse than that, failing to get a shot on target.
Against a decimated Arsenal 11, then 10
Lack of technique? How many have you smashed into the top corner at Anfield?
LMAO get fucked. Better pay Salah 1,000,000,000,000,000
After all that shit-talking, you managed a draw.
Man, act like you've been here before.
You were a man up at home lol
We were one man down for over a half sit the fuck down
Lmao I’d say you managed a draw
Still no shot on target after rage booting it after whistle lol
Ramsdale comes off his line way too much for my liking