Most fans predicted that Arsenal’s clash against Liverpool would be a high-scoring game but wow.

Arsenal started sharply. The Emirates crowd were in fine voice and the players had their tails in the air. The atmosphere was similar to that of the North London Derby and you could feel that this was going to be a frenetic match.

Despite Arsenal being strong, Liverpool began to turn the screw and after 15 minutes, the visitors had had the best of the opening chances.

Petr Cech kept out Roberto Firmino… but not for long.

Minutes after his first attempt, the 26-year-old put the visitors 1-0 ahead with a header. The Gunners’ defenders were too slow and Laurent Koscielny inexplicably backed off, giving the winger acres of space.

Once again, poor defending from Arsenal undid 20 minutes of solid work. And it completely changed the game.

After the goal, Arsenal were left in shock and they reverted to their usual clueless passing. Minutes later, Liverpool went close again.

After half-an-hour, Jurgen Klopp’s men had complete control of the game. Arsenal looked clueless, flat and confused. Granit Xhaka, Alex Iwobi, Jack Wilshere and Alexis Sanchez didn’t look as if they knew where to play and looked knackered. What a shambles.

The gulf between Liverpool’s standard of play from the way they pressed to how easily they seemed to dispossess us and then keep the ball highlighted just how bad Arsenal are at the moment. It’s not even that Klopp’s men are even that good – we’re just terrible.

Shortly before half-time, Sadio Mane almost doubled Liverpool’s lead but shinned the ball over the bar after Mohamed Salah shot directly at Cech.

The Egyptian had another chance seconds later but couldn’t connect with the ball. Arsenal were so lucky not to be completely buried by this stage.

At half-time Gooners were far from pleased with what they had just witnessed.

Nacho Monreal, obviously feeling to the effects of a first half challenge, was subbed off for Shkodran Mustafi at the break.

Minutes into the second half, Alexis had Gooners tearing their hair out when he decided to take one of the few corners Arsenal had managed to win and didn’t even clear the first man.

Liverpool’s second was just around the corner and sure enough, the league’s top goalscorer Mohamed Salah netted it in the 51st minute. Arsenal’s midfield left him his acres of space, allowing him to dance through and coolly shoot to Cech’s right.

A minute later, Alexis Sanchez, who was actually having one of his worst games in an Arsenal shirt, stormed into the box to land an amazing header and direct it into the back of the net.

No sooner had Liverpool recovered from the Chilean’s bullet-headed, Granit Xhaka, who had also been horrific, brought the score level and the Emirates erupted. You know those shots he has where we always think ‘don’t do it’ right before he does? Well for the first time in a long time it paid off.

And then, no sooner had we blinked, Mesut Ozil made it 3-2 with a stunning finish.

Arsenal fans didn’t know how to feel. We were so, so bad in the first half but we’d taken the lead just minutes after the break. Liverpool were the team in tatters. But that doesn’t detract from the first half performance… you see our predicament?

Liverpool slowly began to fight their way back into the game. The three goals from Arsenal in five minutes had understandably left them in shock. Mane went close but the ball went out of play and after that, Klopp’s men resorted to tentatively probing.

Alexandre Lacazette went close shortly before Alexis lost the ball, Arsenal’s defence went missing and Firmino brought the score level. Cech should have done better.

Arsenal now looked desperate for a winner. Ozil was running the show from midfield while even Hector Bellerin was having shots.

In the 84th minute, Arsenal had the opportunity to go ahead again when Ozil and Alexis combined but Simon Mignolet actually made a save.

Shortly after, Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain was brought on the pitch for his first match against Arsenal at the Emirates. Fans predicted he would score the winner. Others just booed.

Alexis was finally brought off for Theo Walcott minutes before the final whistle.

Fortunately, this wasn’t the case. Nor could Arsenal find a fourth.

Well, that’s that. Are Arsenal lucky to to get a point? After that first half performance, definitely. However, it’s still disappointing not to get the win on home soil after going 3-2 ahead. Still, what a game eh?