The Arsenal keeper Wojciech Szczesny did a fantastic double save from Dirk Kuyt in the first half yesterday which helped to keep the Reds at bay in a game they mostly dominated, and he was happy to admit that it was probably not a fair result on Liverpool.
He said after the match: “It’s a massive win,”
“It’s a little bit harsh on Liverpool because they played really well for 90 minutes but there were games this season when we deserved to win and lost.”
And Wenger himself was also extremely surprised that Arsenal were not well behind the hosts before the break. He admitted: “We had big problems in the first half,”
“The luck was that it was 1-1 at half-time,”
“I felt we were not in the rhythm of the game and were dominated by Liverpool.
“It is hard for Liverpool to lose the game. They had a very good first half and we were not in the game.
“But in the second half it was much more level. We had good chances I felt.
“It was vital for us to win. But a draw was not good enough for them. And, as long as you are not killed off in this Premier League, you always have a chance because every team has quality strikers to score a goal.
“We knew in the last 10 minutes we’d get a chance. When this goes to Van Persie you know we can get the three points.
“You can never afford to lose a player of that quality. In every game he comes up with something special.”
He certainly does, and it is Kenny Dalglish that needs to talk to his players for not converting all their chances. Arsenal can just thank their lucky stars and hope that things get even better against AC Milan on Tuesday.