Liverpool humiliate Arsenal at Emirates

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Coutinho: bangs two goals against Arsenal
Coutinho: bangs two goals against Arsenal

Arsenal on Sunday lost their first game of the season at the Emirates to Liverpool 3-4.

The second placed north London team last season  even had to struggle to peg the visitors to the decent scoreline as they trailed  1-4 up to the 63rd minute.

Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain and Calum Chambers came to the rescue to reduce the deficit by two goals.

Arsenal had opened scoring in the 31st minute following a spot kick miss by Theo Walcott a minute earlier.

It was the same Walcott that collected a pass from Alex Iwobi to atone for his horrific penalty miss.

But just before the first half ended, Philippe Coutinho registered on the score sheet for Liverpool from a direct free kick in the extra time of the first half.

Adam Lallana who marked his return to Premier League action at the Emirates today, increased Liverpool lead four minutes after resumption of play.

Coutinho added to Arsenal’s woes seven minutes after, with his second goal of the day. And Sadio Mane completed the humiliation of their hosts seven minutes after with Liverpool’s fourth goal.

The first match loss will not be manager Arsene Wenger’s worry today. He will need to worry over the fewer spectators at the Stadium, 60,000 of them, fewer than the capacity.

He will also need to worry over his injured players, Aaron Ramsey and Alex Iwobi. And then worry he must over the pressure by fans that he should buy more quality players to compete this  season.

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