Slumping Scousers and Gritty Gunners: A Game of Two Halves

Image from While the local derbies and rivalries form the core of the Premier League season, clashes between Arsenal and Liverpool are providing more and more classic encounters on a yearly basis. Nobody thought that Liverpool’s 4-3 win at the Emirates on the opening day of the 2016/17 season could be topped, but Friday night’s game is already a contender for game of the season, and we’re only in December. Liverpool took advantage of the Gunners’ slow start to the match by getting themselves into a two-nil lead, but a crazy five-minute spell saw the tide turn dramatically as goals from Alexis Sanchez, Granit Xhaka and Mesut Ozil put Arsenal 3-2 up. Jürgen Klopp’s men, however, refused to let that