Arsenal defeated Liverpool in the Premier League, setting a new record in the process.
Mikel Arteta’s team outperformed Liverpool on Sunday afternoon, controlling the game from beginning to end. The Gunners won 3-1 thanks to goals from Gabriel Martinelli, Leandro Trossard, and Bukayo Saka.
As uncommon errors from Alisson Becker and Virgil van Dijk proved to be costly, Liverpool were actually not that good.
Since then, there have been rumours that Arsenal broke a record when they defeated the Anfield team.
“Arsenal’s expected goals of 3.52xG is the MOST Liverpool have ever faced in a Premier League game.” TNT Sports stated on social media.
Arsenal had seven of their fifteen shots on goal during the game, while Liverpool only had one of their ten attempts on goal. Their victory has reduced their deficit to only two points against Liverpool in the Premier League standings.
Gunners manager Arteta stated: “We needed a huge performance from the players. I think they delivered that; they’ve put their heart and soul in every ball.
“They did a lot of very good things to control and dominate this team, and then we needed our people as well at their best. Tonight, I think we’ve gone to a different level of what we’ve shown this season.”
He added: “The level that the Liverpool team has, the coaches and the players is amazing. It’s unbelievable what they demand of you in every ball, in every phase of play, in every style of play, they are there.
“You’re not ready? They are going to punish you. And it’s very demanding physically, but as well the mental energy and focus that you need. I knew that we were going to need them [the supporters], and the players were the same. I think I ran an extra kilometre or two because of these guys out there! Thank you so much.”
This weekend, Arsenal will return to action when they play Sunday afternoon in the Premier League against West Ham United.