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  • Date:02 Nov 2013
  • Kick-off:17:30
  • Venue:Emirates Stadium
  • Attendance:60,042
  • Ramsey (58) Ramsey (58)
Goal!

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The referee signals the end of the game.

91:56 +1.56

Foul by Leiva Lucas on Olivier Giroud, free kick awarded.

91:51 +1.51

Clearance made by Per Mertesacker.

89:48

Unfair challenge on Victor Moses by Carl Jenkinson results in a free kick.

89:36

Mesut Ozil takes the chance to get an effort at goal. Simon Mignolet parries the effort to safety.

88:51

Free kick taken by Steven Gerrard.

88:33

Free kick awarded for a foul by Mesut Ozil on Phillippe Coutinho.

87:19

Luis Suarez takes a shot and missed to the right of the net.

86:28

The ball is sent over by Jordan Henderson.

84:45

Olivier Giroud is flagged offside by the assistant referee.

83:51

Santi Cazorla goes off and Carl Jenkinson comes on.

83:00

The ball is crossed by Luis Suarez.

82:15

The ball is delivered by Mamadou Sakho.

81:31

Clearance made by Laurent Koscielny.

79:50

Thomas Vermaelen makes a clearance.

78:54

Free kick taken by Wojciech Szczesny.

77:49

Kieran Gibbs leaves the field to be replaced by Thomas Vermaelen.

76:41

Phillippe Coutinho takes a shot. Wojciech Szczesny makes a block.

75:05

Mesut Ozil takes a shot.

72:56

Luis Suarez takes the chance to get an effort at goal. Kieran Gibbs gets a block in.

72:45

Olivier Giroud manages to make a clearance.

71:57

Unfair challenge on Victor Moses by Kieran Gibbs results in a free kick.

71:45

Steven Gerrard restarts play with the free kick.

71:36

Olivier Giroud challenges Mamadou Sakho unfairly and gives away a free kick.

71:15

Nacho Monreal is brought on as a substitute for Tomas Rosicky.

70:23

The ball is delivered by Jordan Henderson.

67:26

Victor Moses on for Jon Flanagan.

67:10

Tomas Rosicky fouled by Leiva Lucas, the ref awards a free kick.

65:30

Tomas Rosicky gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Phillippe Coutinho.

63:24

Shot by Kieran Gibbs. Blocked by Martin Skrtel.

62:42

Corner taken by Phillippe Coutinho from the left by-line.

62:21

Centre by Mamadou Sakho.

60:29

Kolo Toure makes a clearance.

58:36

Aaron Ramsey grabs a goal with a right foot finish. Arsenal 2-0 Liverpool.The assist for the goal came from Mesut Ozil.

58:27

Free kick taken by Mikel Arteta.

58:25

Phillippe Coutinho concedes a free kick for a foul on Bacary Sagna.

56:49

Olivier Giroud takes a shot.

53:29

The ball is swung over by Bacary Sagna.

52:13

A cross is delivered by Kieran Gibbs.

48:26

Luis Suarez takes a shot and missed to the left of the target.

46:13

Clearance made by Jon Flanagan.

45:13

Clearance made by Mamadou Sakho.

The second half kicks off.

45:01

Aly Cissokho leaves the field to be replaced by Phillippe Coutinho.

44:39

Shot by Santi Cazorla missed to the right of the target.

43:27

The ball is sent over by Olivier Giroud.

The referee calls an end to the first half.

42:24

Wojciech Szczesny takes the free kick.

41:39

Per Mertesacker manages to make a clearance.

41:26

Clearance by Mikel Arteta.

39:10

Clearance by Bacary Sagna.

35:42

Mamadou Sakho manages to make a clearance.

33:58

Aly Cissokho fouled by Mesut Ozil, the ref awards a free kick.

33:39

Free kick taken by Wojciech Szczesny.

33:05

Daniel Sturridge is flagged offside by the assistant referee.

31:56

The ball is sent over by Aaron Ramsey.

30:30

Daniel Sturridge takes the chance to get an effort at goal. Wojciech Szczesny blocks the ball.

29:20

Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Leiva Lucas by Olivier Giroud.

28:29

Mesut Ozil crosses the ball in from the free kick.

27:58

Aly Cissokho is given a yellow card.

27:45

Martin Skrtel manages to make a clearance.

27:40

Aaron Ramsey has an effort at goal.

26:18

Clearance by Mamadou Sakho.

25:17

Bacary Sagna is shown a yellow card for unsporting behaviour.

24:35

Unfair challenge on Luis Suarez by Bacary Sagna results in a free kick.

24:23

Mesut Ozil crosses the ball in from the free kick.

23:37

Bacary Sagna makes a clearance.

20:45

Shot by Santi Cazorla missed to the left of the target.

16:59

Clearance made by Jordan Henderson.

15:55

Kolo Toure concedes a free kick for a foul on Tomas Rosicky.

15:40

Jordan Henderson takes the chance to get an effort at goal. Tomas Rosicky gets a block in.

15:18

Clearance made by Laurent Koscielny.

14:21

Clearance by Mikel Arteta.

14:19

Corner from the left by-line taken by Luis Suarez.

13:43

Steven Gerrard crosses the ball in from the free kick.

13:05

Free kick awarded for a foul by Laurent Koscielny on Luis Suarez.

11:24

Martin Skrtel manages to make a clearance.

8:17

Clearance by Mamadou Sakho.

5:54

Luis Suarez concedes a free kick for a foul on Aaron Ramsey.

5:14

Shot by Tomas Rosicky. A parry by Simon Mignolet prevents the goal.

2:29

Free kick crossed by Steven Gerrard.

2:05

Aaron Ramsey is penalised for a handball.

0:33

Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Mamadou Sakho by Bacary Sagna.

The match begins.

Match Preview

Wenger: Giroud is the real deal Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger is in no doubt "real centre-forward" Olivier Giroud will turn on the style again when the Frenchman looks to win the battle of the strikers against Liverpool frontman Luis Suarez at the Emirates Stadium on Saturday. Had things turned out differently this summer, then controversial Uruguay forward Suarez could well have been leading the Gunners attack, rather than netting six times in the five games since returning to action for the Reds from a 10-match ban imposed after biting Chelsea defender Branislav Ivanovic. However, in Giroud Arsenal also posses a serious goal threat of their own, with the former Montpellier frontman taking his tally to eight with a late header which sealed a 2-0 win for the 10-man Gunners at Crystal Palace last weekend. Wenger is confident Giroud will not get lost in the hype surrounding comparisons with Suarez as his team focus on producing the required response following their midweek Capital One Cup defeat by Chelsea and look to stay top of the Barclays Premier League. "If some clubs were interested in buying him (Suarez), then it is because he was playing quite well, but what is important for me are the players who play for Arsenal tomorrow against Luis Suarez," Wenger said. "I believe that Giroud has proven since the start of the season that he is an exceptional striker and I am convinced that he will be up for it. "They have different styles. "Giroud is a real centre-forward who uses his power - he is really central. Suarez is more a player who goes on the flanks and is more a dribbler." Wenger continued: "I think our target is to have the ball and master the situation because we are dominating and we have more of the ball than our opponents - and if we have the ball a lot we do not need to worry too much about our opponents and that will be the target tomorrow." There had been some discontent among sections of the Arsenal supporters at the thought of signing a player who also served a ban for racially abusing Manchester United defender Patrice Evra in October 2011. Wenger, though, would have had no issues had the transfer been completed, with Liverpool rejecting a specific B#40, 000,001 offer which was expected to have triggered a supposed get-out clause. "The player has been punished for what he did," Wenger said. "We have high moral grounds. "We take information about the moral level of the player and when there is any moral restriction we do not buy the player." Arsenal will have midfielder Mikel Arteta back from suspension after his red card against Crystal Palace. Combative midfielder Mathieu Flamini, though, remains sidelined with his groin problem as does Serge Gnabry (ankle), while Theo Walcott is still recovering from minor abdominal surgery. Defender Aly Cissokho believes Liverpool can prove they are long-term top-four contenders with victory over the Gunners. Despite the Reds sitting third - where they are two points off the top having lost just once in the league and possessing two in-form strikers in Daniel Sturridge and Luis Suarez - doubts remain over their ability to sustain a challenge. But Valencia loanee Cissokho insists the Merseysiders have enough experience and quality in their ranks to see it through to the end of the season and secure a return to the Champions League for the first time since the 2009-10 season. "I think if we could get the three points against Arsenal it would send a strong message to the other teams in the competition," said the Frenchman. "We'll take it one match at a time but we have started well and we are near the top of the league, although there will be difficult matches. "The tough ones can be against the lower teams in the league, where you might think of having a more relaxed outing. "But if you're setting out to qualify for the Champions League through a domestic league like the Premier League you really have to concentrate and remain serious for each match, whether it's against a team from the lower end of the table or one right at the top. "We're only a couple of weeks ahead of the international break, so it would be good to take the three points at Arsenal, and look forward to the next home match and try to stay at the top of the table during the break." Playmaker Philippe Coutinho returns to the squad for the match at the Emirates having been out of action for more than six weeks after a shoulder operation. Manager Brendan Rodgers is arguably selecting from his strongest squad of the season with only defender Jose Enrique, whose knee problem continues to be managed, and forward Iago Aspas (thigh) missing. ends

Formation:4231Manager: Arsene Wenger

Arsenal

Formation: 352Manager: Brendan Rodgers

Liverpool

  • Wojciech Szczesny
  • Bacary Sagna
  • Per Mertesacker
  • Laurent Koscielny
  • Kieran Gibbs
  • Aaron Ramsey
  • Mikel Arteta
  • Tomas Rosicky
  • Mesut Ozil
  • Santi Cazorla
  • Olivier Giroud
  • SUBS
  • Thomas Vermaelen
  • Nacho Monreal
  • Lukasz Fabianski
  • Nicklas Bendtner
  • Carl Jenkinson
  • Chuba Akpom
  • Isaac Hayden

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Match Report

Form Guide

    WWWDWW
  • Arsenal
  • VS
  • Liverpool
  • DLWWDW

Last Meetings

  • Arsenal
  • 2 - 2
  • Liverpool
  • 30/01/2013
  • Liverpool
  • 0 - 2
  • Arsenal
  • 02/09/2012
  • Liverpool
  • 1 - 2
  • Arsenal
  • 03/03/2012
  • Arsenal
  • 0 - 2
  • Liverpool
  • 20/08/2011
  • Arsenal
  • 1 - 1
  • Liverpool
  • 17/04/2011
  • Liverpool
  • 1 - 1
  • Arsenal
  • 15/08/2010

Top Scorers

Arsenal

  • O Giroud 5
  • A Ramsey 5
  • L Podolski 2
  • M Ozil 2
  • J Wilshere 2
  • P Mertesacker 1
  • B Sagna 1
  • S Gnabry 1

Liverpool

  • D Sturridge 8
  • L Suarez 6
  • V Moses 1

Goals

Arsenal

    • Total goals 29
    • Goals per game 20
  • 2 (For) Period 0-10 mins
  • 3 (For) Period 11-20 mins
  • 1 (For) 2 (Against) Period 21-30 mins
  • 1 (For) Period 31-40 mins
  • 2 (For) 2 (Against) Period 41-50 mins
  • 2 (For) Period 51-60 mins
  • 4 (For) 2 (Against) Period 61-70 mins
  • 2 (For) 1 (Against) Period 71-80 mins
  • 3 (For) 2 (Against) Period 81-90 mins

Liverpool

    • Total goals 26
    • Goals per game 17
  • 2 (For) 1 (Against) Period 0-10 mins
  • 4 (For) Period 11-20 mins
  • 2 (For) 1 (Against) Period 21-30 mins
  • 4 (For) Period 31-40 mins
  • 1 (For) Period 41-50 mins
  • 1 (For) 3 (Against) Period 51-60 mins
  • (For) 2 (Against) Period 61-70 mins
  • 2 (For) 1 (Against) Period 71-80 mins
  • 1 (For) Period 81-90 mins

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