Once bitten twice shy is an idiom that has been in existence for some time and humanity is expected to learn from it but for the Gunners it has never been the case. When this season’s English premier league began, Liver Pool visited north London and return with absolute three points after beating the Gunner four goals to three.
In the second leg, Arsenal was expected to disallow being bitten twice however Arsene Wenger’s boys didn’t not meet the expectations of many fans all over the world since their visit to Anfield did not turn contemporary history upside down.
From the time whistle got blown, Liverpool oppressed the visitors and by the 9th minute Roberto Firmino grabbed the first goal assisted by Sadio Mane. Thirty minutes later, Mane made it two for the Kops assisted by Firmino.
Imminently as second half started, Alexis Sanchez got substituted in as Francis Coqueline out, Alex Chamberlain repositioned from no. 7 to 6, as Sanchez took over false 10 displacing Danny Welbeck who went for number 11 as Iwobi assumed number 7.
Impact of the change was felt by Liverpool in the defense as Sanchez kept on terrorizing the opponents, creating a chance by a wonderful cross headed by Giroud except Liverpool goal keeper Simon Mignolet seemed better than the attempt.
Alexis Sanchez’s through ball pass at the 57th minute successful reached Danny Welbeck who put the ball past Mignolet bringing the scores to two one but by the 90th minute Georginio Wijnaldum took away breath of their guests after a counter attack!
Adam Lallana’s pass to Origi who then well forwarded the ball to Wijnaldum was brilliantly put at the bottom corner of the net. Liverpool officially displaced Arsenal in the fourth position as the gunner shifted to the fifth.
“We had problems to get into the rhythm in the first half. We haven’t played for a while but even if we were not at the races, we conceded cheap goals. After, in the second half we came back well and responded well. First half it was true we didn’t perform at our level. Yes [it backfired leaving Alexis Sanchez out] but that is because we had problems in the midfield [in the first half] and it was different in the second half.” Says Wenger
Full time score Liverpool 3:1 Arsenal