Unai Emery’s side put up a better fight than usual but their defensive defects and refusal to learn were gallingly familiarAnother trip to Anfield, another heavy defeat for Arsenal. The best that can be said for them here is that, emphatic as the scoreline was, this was not as bad a display as many they have produced here in recent years. In their last seven visits Arsenal, unable to cope with Liverpool’s remorselessness, have conceded 25 goals. Anfield has been a brutal mirror and here again it reflected all their shortcomings.
There was at least some stubbornness and resolve, exemplified by Lucas Torreira’s late goal, but the rebuilding of Arsenal has a way to go yet. There were moments in the first half, three of them, when it even seemed possible Arsenal might take the lead. But the problem was a set-up so accepting of Liverpool’s superiority as to make it all but inevitable that they would succumb eventually.
Related: Mohamed Salah turns on the style as lethal Liverpool see off Arsenal
Continue reading...

More...