Arsenal 1 Liverpool 1: 5 issues we discovered from Premier League draw

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ARSENAL and Liverpool were forced to take a point each out of this evening’s encounter, but which moments have got everyone talking?

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Arsenal 1 Liverpool 1: Which incidents caught the eye in the Premier League draw? (Pic: GETTY)

Jurgen Klopp’s side started brightest at the Emirates, creating a number of chances in the first-half, but lacking a killer edge to make their pressure pay.

The Reds were finally put ahead just after the hour mark, Gunners stopper Bernd Leno’s parried clearance only finding James Milner, who gladly drilled through three defenders and Leno to find the back of the net.

With the match entering the final 10 minutes, you could be forgiven for thinking the game would fizzle out into a 1-0 Liverpool win.

But Alexandre Lacazette had other ideas, curling past the out of position Reds keeper Alisson to take a share of the spoils.

James Milner nets his 50th top flight goal

One of the Premier League’s longest serving players, Milner brought up his half century of Premier League goals thanks to some sloppy work from Leno.

Having previously held the record for the league’s youngest scorer 16 years ago, the midfielder has netted at all his club’s including Newcastle, Aston Villa and Manchester City.

Stretching back as far as 2002, the England international’s astonishing record of not losing in a game he’s scored in also remains intact.

Mane unlucky?

Sadio Mane’s ruled out goal for offside may not have been as clear cut as it first seemed.

The incident, which occurred in the 18th minute, came when Roberto Firmino outstretched lob hit the bar after he was put through.

The ball fell to the feet of Mane and into the net, only for referee Andre Marriner to rule it out, despite Mane being behind his team-mate when the Brazilian’s effort struck the woodwork.

Debate looms over whether Mane was ‘active’ when Trent Alexander-Arnold’s lofted ball found Firmino, as he was in front of the last defender but wasn’t the recipient of the pass.

Mkhitaryan disappoints again

Henrikh Mkhitaryan’s underwhelming performance summed up his side’s outlook for the first 70 minutes.

The Armenian was subbed off for goal provider Alex Iwobi with just over 20 minutes left on the clock, with the Gunners finally roaring into life as he took his place on the bench.

The ex-Manchester United midfielder has struggled for form in recent weeks and was even relegated to the bench for last week’s 2-2 draw at Crystal Palace.

Wasteful van Dijk

Virgil van Dijk missed three good chances to extend his search for a goal to nearly 10 months.

The centre-back found himself clean through with Arsenal stopper Bernd Leno, firing straight at the German’s chest, before two towering headers either side of half time also failed to find the back of the net.

The Holland captain memorably scored on his debut, a 2-1 FA Cup win against Everton, but has failed to net in 34 appearances since.

Alisson making a habit of it?

Brazilian stopper Alisson made another error as Alexandre Lacazette curled round him after he failed to collect the ball off him despite rushing out to meet him.

The Frenchman was put through thanks to a terrific ball from Iwobi, reaching it before the Liverpool keeper, and staying composed to slot it past him as he failed to reposition back to his goal line.

Alisson had only conceded four goals prior to today’s match, but few will forget his blunder against Leicester in which he was also drawn out of position too easily.

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