Liverpool and Arsenal have always provided some high-scoring matches in the recent past and when these two teams met at the Emirates on Monday, another entertaining game was expected.
Though the game might not have produced any goals, the match was played on such a high tempo that everyone was left wondering how it ended in a goalless draw.
Undoubtedly, there were plenty of goal scoring opportunities for Liverpool in the first half and Arsenal's custodian Petr Cech, who was criticised for his home game against West Ham, looked in amazing form to contain the likes of Christian Benteke and Philippe Coutinho from scoring.
His save against Benteke was top draw, though Benteke should have scored from such a close range. Liverpool despite looking favourite to take lead in the first half were unlucky as Coutinho hit the woodwork twice.
The game was primarily played in two halves. If Liverpool looked a better team in the first half, the second half was all about Arsenal's offense and Liverpool's defense.
Liverpool goalie Simon Mignolet might have hardly been involved in the first forty-five minutes, but he was incredibly busy in the second half as Alexis Sanchez, Olivier Giroud, Mesut Ozil amongst others asked questions and the Belgian number one stood firm to help Liverpool secure a point from the game.
Arsenals were all over over Liverpool in the second half, but they were not able to penetrate Liverpool's defense much, as the Reds were very organised at the back. One needs to give credit to Liverpool for keeping three clean sheets in a row.
Though both the goalies – Cech and Mignolet – were heroes for their respective teams, Arsenal's disallowed goal in the first half became a major talking point, which was declared as off side, which was clearly a mistake from the linesman.
However, with this 0-0 finish, Liverpool are third in the standings table with seven points, while Arsenal are ninth with four points.