Positive #1 – The First 35 Minutes

Mikel Arteta

As we have said already, Arsenal negotiated most of the first half pretty well. They gave the likes of Mane, Diogo Jota and Mo Salah very little room to manoeuvre, stopping their opponents from gaining any confidence.

The Gunners have usually been overawed in the opening 10 to 15 minutes in the past at Anfield but it wasn’t the case this time. It would have been a massive boost if they had made it to halftime at 0-0, but all their good work was undone by a simple cross from a free-kick.

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