A Dirk Kuyt goal just before half time gave Rafa Benitez’s Liverpool a crucial lead at home to Arsenal on the stroke of half-time but then it all went pear shaped for the Merseyside outfit.
An own goal from Glen Johnson was followed swiftly by a fine finish from Andrei Arshavin to put Wenger’s side in the lead.
Liverpool had most of the possession in the first half and looked good value for their lead but they seemed unable to stem a resurgent second half spell from their north London opponents who were on fire after the break and their lightning fast counter attacks were all to easily breaking down an ineffective Anfield backline.
This result will surely leave many wondering whether Rafa Benitez will be at the Reds helm for much longer. Six defeats in their first 16 Premier League matches leaves the Merseyside club floundering whereas this win puts Arsenal back in the title hunt.
1st Half Highlights
1-1 Johnson (Own Goal)