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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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92mins

The referee signals the end of the game.

92mins

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

92mins

Clearance made by Per Mertesacker.

90mins

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

90mins

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

89mins

Free kick taken by Steven Gerrard.

89mins

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

88mins

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

87mins

The ball is sent over by Jordan Henderson.

85mins

Olivier Giroud is flagged offside by the assistant referee.

84mins

Santi Cazorla goes off and Carl Jenkinson comes on.

83mins

The ball is crossed by Luis Suarez.

83mins

The ball is delivered by Mamadou Sakho.

82mins

Clearance made by Laurent Koscielny.

80mins

Thomas Vermaelen makes a clearance.

79mins

Free kick taken by Wojciech Szczesny.

78mins

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

77mins

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

76mins

Mesut Ozil takes a shot.

73mins

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

73mins

Olivier Giroud manages to make a clearance.

72mins

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

72mins

Steven Gerrard restarts play with the free kick.

72mins

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

72mins

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

71mins

The ball is delivered by Jordan Henderson.

68mins

Victor Moses on for Jon Flanagan.

68mins

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

66mins

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

64mins

Shot by Kieran Gibbs. Blocked by Martin Skrtel.

63mins

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

63mins

Centre by Mamadou Sakho.

61mins

Kolo Toure makes a clearance.

59mins

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

59mins

Free kick taken by Mikel Arteta.

59mins

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

57mins

Olivier Giroud takes a shot.

54mins

The ball is swung over by Bacary Sagna.

53mins

A cross is delivered by Kieran Gibbs.

49mins

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

47mins

Clearance made by Jon Flanagan.

46mins

Clearance made by Mamadou Sakho.

46mins

The second half kicks off.

46mins

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

45mins

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

44mins

The ball is sent over by Olivier Giroud.

43mins

The referee calls an end to the first half.

43mins

Wojciech Szczesny takes the free kick.

42mins

Per Mertesacker manages to make a clearance.

42mins

Clearance by Mikel Arteta.

40mins

Clearance by Bacary Sagna.

36mins

Mamadou Sakho manages to make a clearance.

34mins

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

34mins

Free kick taken by Wojciech Szczesny.

34mins

Daniel Sturridge is flagged offside by the assistant referee.

32mins

The ball is sent over by Aaron Ramsey.

31mins

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

30mins

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

29mins

Mesut Ozil crosses the ball in from the free kick.

28mins

Aly Cissokho is given a yellow card.

28mins

Martin Skrtel manages to make a clearance.

28mins

Aaron Ramsey has an effort at goal.

27mins

Clearance by Mamadou Sakho.

26mins

Bacary Sagna is shown a yellow card for unsporting behaviour.

25mins

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

25mins

Mesut Ozil crosses the ball in from the free kick.

24mins

Bacary Sagna makes a clearance.

21mins

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

17mins

Clearance made by Jordan Henderson.

16mins

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

16mins

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

16mins

Clearance made by Laurent Koscielny.

15mins

Clearance by Mikel Arteta.

15mins

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

14mins

Steven Gerrard crosses the ball in from the free kick.

14mins

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

12mins

Martin Skrtel manages to make a clearance.

9mins

Clearance by Mamadou Sakho.

6mins

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

6mins

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

3mins

Free kick crossed by Steven Gerrard.

3mins

Aaron Ramsey is penalised for a handball.

1mins

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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