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Arsenal and Liverpool share the spoils in six-goal thriller

23 December 2017, 12:35 | Sylvia Adams

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Earlier in the week Arsenal boss, Arsene Wenger called for his striking duo Alexandre Lacazette and Alexis Sanchez to improve their fortunes in front of goal.

Mohamed Salah: The former Chelsea winger has ran Arsenal youngster Ainsley Maitland Niles ragged in the first half who is not getting much help from his more experienced teammates.

He said: "We didn't do ourselves justice in the first half".

For Arsneal, despite coming back strongly in the second-half, the result will feel more like two points dropped than a point gained for not only have they failed to overhaul the Reds in the Premier Leauge table, they could slip to sixth if the Burnley-Tottenham Hotspur game on Saturday doesn't end in a draw.

Arsenal will be without Aaron Ramsey as the midfielder is still nursing a hamstring injury while Olivier Giroud is also set to miss out after limping off with a hamstring problem against West Ham.

Ragnar Klavan challenges Liverpool to improve after Arsenal draw
Arsenal and Liverpool share the spoils in six-goal thriller

Liverpool are one point better and one place above Arsenal on the log.

- Firmino ties the score, as Cech fails to keep out his drive.

There was one last plot twist as Firmino bagged Liverpool's equaliser to cap a breath-taking clash that was nearly as memorable as the Reds' 4-3 victory over Arsenal in the corresponding fixture last season.

Sky Sports pundit Charlie Nicholas had some surprise answers when asked to pick his Arsenal and Liverpool combined XI.

Liverpool fans thought Salah had won it in the penultimate minute but his shot ruffled the side-netting, with both teams left to settle for a point after a breathless festive treat.




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