Arsenal beat leading Liverpool to continue their hopes of winning the championship.
Arsenal clinched a 3-1 victory over Liverpool at home in the 23rd round of the 2023-24 Premier League held at the Emirates Stadium in London on Monday (Korea time). Arsenal, who added three more points, came in second place with 15 wins, four draws and four losses, and 49 points, beating Manchester City, which had played two fewer matches. Leading the league, Liverpool is now trailing Arsenal by two points with 15 wins, six draws and two losses and 51 points.
Arsenal played in a 4-3-3 formation. David Raya defended the goal, while Oleksandr Zinchenko, Gabriel Magalyangis, William Saliba and Ben White defended. Declan Rice, Jorginho and Martin ᄋᅀᅳᅵdegaard made up the midfield, while Gabriel Martinelli, Kai Havertz and Bukayo Saka played as the front-line three-top.
Liverpool also faced off in a 4-3-3 formation. Alisson wore goalie gloves, and Joe Gomes, Virgil van Dijk, Ibrahima Conate, and Trent Alexander-Arnold made up the back four. Alexis McAllister, Ryan Hravenberg, and Curtis Jones worked together in the midfield, while Luis Díaz, Cody Hakpo, and Diogo Jota formed the strikers to score.
Liverpool tried to attack first. It quickly came up to the Arsenal camp at the same time as the kick-off. Jota, who received Van Dijk’s pass, connected to Hakpo, but Raya quickly came out and blocked it.
Arsenal also targeted Liverpool’s back space, which raised the line high. In the third minute of the first half, Saka and ᄋᅀᅳᅵdegaard shook Liverpool’s defense with a pass play. Later, he even tried to cross, but Van Dijk cleared it. In the following situation, Saka tried to shoot again after receiving a pass from ᄋᅀᅳᅵdegaard and beating Gomes, but it fell off the side of the net.
Liverpool struggled against Arsenal’s strong pressure. When attacking, it could not easily rise to Arsenal’s pressure in the front, and saw the opportunity by swinging the ball from the back.
Arsenal got a good chance at the 11th minute of the first half. After Raya blocked Liverpool’s cross, they quickly threw the ball back to develop a counterattack. Martinelli then dribbled through and tried to cross the ball into the box. However, it did not reach Saka’s head as he was rushing towards the center. The ball flew all the way to the other side.
Liverpool also stayed still. At the 13th minute of the first half, Hakpo penetrated the space between the defenders. Arsenal’s defense collapsed as the pass was connected to Hakpo, and Hakpo, who had a one-on-one chance, calmly fired but slightly missed the side of the net and swallowed the disappointment. 월카지노주소
Arsenal shot back Liverpool, who missed the chance. Zinchenko connected to ᄋᅀᅳᅵdegaard in the 14th minute of the first half, and ᄋᅀᅳᅵdegaard immediately connected to penetrating Havertz. Havertz, who caught the ball in the box, fired a shot, and goalkeeper Alisson defended well, but Saka lightly pushed the ball out to score the first goal.