Emery's decision to sacrifice Aubameyang rather than Lacazette with his substitutions was vindicated when the French worldwide kept his composure to brilliantly curl into the far corner after being forced wide by Alisson.
On The Football Spin, Paddy McKenna and Dion Fanning discussed the work Emery has done and whether Liverpool can consider the result two points dropped given the strength of Manchester City.
"I'm happy with our performance and I think today the balance in the 90 minutes is more balanced positively with the control against them, but it's very hard to not let them have chances also. For me, he is the best centre-half in the Premier League at the moment". We're not losing and we'll keep fighting until the end.
Mohamed Salah of Liverpool can not reach the ball as it is gathered by Arsenal goalkeeper Bernd Leno during the Premier League match between Arsenal FC and Liverpool FC at Emirates Stadium on November 3, 2018 in London, United Kingdom.
"But the other games are important also because three points are the same against Liverpool or Crystal Palace or next week against Wolves". It was a slightly unusual game, one that Arsenal dominated for long periods and yet one which Liverpool had enough clear-cut chances to have won fairly comfortably.
It would be fair to say, almost three months into his first season at the Emirates, that Emery has met such expectations.
"It was very intense".
Sadio Mane dashed down the left and whopped in a cross, but the distance on Leno's punch was not good enough as it fell kindly to Milner, who put the Reds into a 1-0 lead with a lovely finish. We made life a bit too easy for them in the first half. When we had the ball it was good, we were a threat, we were in behind.
I am more focused on the games, things like contracts I leave with my agent. We scored 10 minutes from time.
"They are completely in time, if you want. I was actually waiting for Robin van Persie and Dennis Bergkamp".
Jürgen Klopp further said, "Mo, it is nothing really serious; it's a kind of inflammation of the tendon".
The dry as sticks midfielder didn't offer much in the way of in-depth analysis with his answer, but it illuminated a few silver linings nevertheless. Only Manchester City have scored more than the Gunners this term, while the link-up play between the attacking quartet of Lacazette, Aubameyang, Mesut Ozil and Mkhitaryan was breath-taking at times. When we had the ball it was absolutely OK, we could have done better but it's always like this. "We played well in the offensive phase, but a lot of mistakes in the defensive phase".