Liverpool draw shows Arsenal can play with top teams - Bernd Leno

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"If you remember, when I scored a goal against West Ham earlier in the season I was offside and that goal counted".

Despite his error for Liverpool's goal, Leno had a solid night and made a string of fine saves, in particular denying Virgil van Dijk on several occasions.

It wasn't Leno's first misjudgment.

Mohamed Salah of Liverpool can not reach the ball as it is gathered by Arsenal goalkeeper Bernd Leno during the Premier League match between Arsenal FC and Liverpool FC at Emirates Stadium on November 3, 2018 in London, United Kingdom.

Ramsey has been with Arsenal over 10 years and amassed over 300 appearances for the club in that time - winning three major trophies, three FA Cups. But also, we need the regularity of every match and the next match against Wolverhampton here, is the same.

Now 14 games in all competitions without tasting defeat, the Gunners have a renewed sense of belief and hope noticeably flowing through the fans, with the Emirates rocking from start to finish in support of their team. Lacazette and [Pierre-Emerick] Aubameyang are a real handful.

Today is one test, how we are against one team, after City, after Chelsea.

If you win, it's better, but a lot of matches are very important because three points is the same against Liverpool or against Crystal Palace.

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Arsenal deserved a point from what, given the opposition, was arguably its most impressive performance of the season and it came thanks to one of Emery's substitutions: Alex Iwobi, who drifted in from the left and played a terrific ball through to Lacazette. At times when Liverpool don't play so well, now they can dig in, defend and get a point.

Yet, even that upturn may not be enough to keep pace with a City side showing no let-up after romping to the title with 100 points.

"They are a good side and they have shown that with the run they have been on".

A great ball from Trent Alexander-Arnold was dinked on to the crossbar by Roberto Firmino as Sadio Mane prodded the ball home, only for the goal to be wrongly disallowed for offside.

Arsenal haven't led at half-time in any of their 11 Premier League matches so far this season.

"I haven't watched it back and to be honest I'm someone who is not really interested in this kind of thing", he said.

He may not have the individual accolades and statistics of that calibre, of player, but in terms of attitude, work rate, leadership and professionalism, Milner will go down as one of the most consummate professionals to have laced up their boots in this league.

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