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Arsenal vs Liverpool : Jota and Firmino enjoy at the Emirates

Liverpool’s 2-0 win over Arsenal reduced Manchester City’s lead over the Premier League leaders to one point.  After looking at Arsenal, Liverpool came to a step closer to Premier League leaders Manchester City as an impressive winner. Liverpool has won nine games in the Premier League, while Arsenal remains fourth, one point ahead of Manchester United, with two games remaining. Liverpool has conceded two of their nine goals in a row. The victory means nine consecutive league wins and one point behind Manchester City in the same number of games.

Liverpool reduced the gap at the top of the table and won the league match by beating the mighty Arsenal, scoring two goals in eight minutes to secure the victory despite the poor performance. It was a showdown between the two most powerful teams: Liverpool, with eight consecutive league victories, and a mighty Arsenal who won five league games continuously before this defeat. The final whistle confirmed Liverpool as winners.

After all Liverpool’s good work, Liverpool’s patience proved to be decisive, with Diogo Jota breaking the stalemate just minutes after Jurgen Klopp‘s pulled Salah and Roberto Firmino off the bench. However, Jurgen Klopp’s defence held up during the assault and allowed the Reds to bide their time until Arsenal made a mistake.

Arsenal, well-fought for a top-four finish, pushed Liverpool to the max until Jurgen Klopp ruthlessly took over after the break. Arsenal harassed Jurgen Klopp during the first 45 minutes at the Emirates, with the Gunners midfield in control. Arsenal went on tiptoe with clinical Liverpool in the first 45 minutes, full of confidence after a five-game winning streak that took them to fourth place. Having beaten Arsenal in their last five league matches, Arsenal largely dominated the first half. Still, the game’s turning point came early in a frantic second half as clinical Liverpool extended their streak of nine league wins. Arsenal started the game and did their best to limit Liverpool’s passing game in the first 45 minutes with tackles and long fast counterattacks.

 A 0-0 score began to look like a solid result for Liverpool against Arsenal at half-time. After the break, Liverpool’s class showed themselves as they took control first of Diogo Jota and then Roberto Firmino for their ninth successive Premier League win. Minutes later, substitute Roberto Firmino scored 2-0 to send Jurgen Klopp one point behind Manchester City to the top of the Premier League table.

Liverpool played the rest of the game professionally as it ended 2-0 and Liverpool are now just one point behind league leaders Manchester City with nine games left each. Both the teams will go head to head on the 10th of April at Etihad. 

On Saturday, Arsenal will visit Aston Villa for their Premier League match.

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Thierry Henry – The King 👑

Thierry Henry, full name Thierry Daniel Henry (born 17 August 1977, Châtillon, France), is a French football player and coach. He scored goals for the national team, More than any other player in French history, considered one of the most prolific strikers—the scorer of their era. French Thierry Henry spent most of his club career at Arsenal, where he spent eight years winning two Premier League titles and three FA Cups while becoming the club’s leading player in the Premier League. Best scorer in history. One of the greatest players of his generation, he has amassed a wealth of trophies during his illustrious career at the club. He became Arsenal’s top scorer in all competitions, scoring two goals in the Champions League win over Sparta Prague on 17 October 2005, breaking Ian Wright’s record of 185 goals.

On 1 February 2006, he scored against West Ham United, breaking Cliff Bastins’ record of 150 goals and becoming Arsenal’s all-time leader in league goals. Thierry Henry set a club record with 174 goals during his eight seasons at Arsenal. In mid-2004, Thierry Henry won the 2003-04 Golden Boot, became UEFA’s top scorer (30), and helped Arsenal win the Premier League again. France entered the European Championship in 2000, and Thierry Henry scored the winning goal for France in the 2003 FIFA Confederations Cup and won the best player of the tournament.

Thierry Henry didn’t necessarily start with a clinical advantage in terms of goals. Still, he worked hard as Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger asked him to and quickly became one of the most feared players in the Premier League, eventually becoming League top scorer (the magic mark of scoring 30 goals at a time). Thierry Henry was designed more like a winger when he came to Clay Fontaine, a French football academy ahead of its time and trained David Trezeguet and Nicolas Anelka; Henry was turned into a striker by the Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger. However, when he arrived at Arsenal two weeks before his 22nd birthday, Henry had to contend with more than a repositioning. France’s top scorer (51 goals) Henry played for his old club from 1999 to 2007 and was loaned out again in 2012. Henry was named the greatest Arsenal player of all time after scoring 228 goals in north London.

However, most remember Thierry Henry from his time in France, the brilliant goals he scored for Arsenal when he played the most exciting and attractive football in the country (and perhaps the continent). In total, he made 123 caps for France and is the country’s all-time leading scorer. Henry’s first spell at Arsenal is where, if you hadn’t witnessed it yourself, you’d think the praise was a gross exaggeration. Henry’s early days at Arsenal are synonymous with the simple fact that he didn’t score in his first eight matches.

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Thank you AUBA

After a dramatic end to the winter transfer window, Arsenal fans hoped that the club would sign a new player to strengthen the attack instead of seeing their ex-captain Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang leave. Arsenal released a club statement on their website stating, “Aubameyang leaves club by mutual consent.” Arsenal fans believe that the captain’s armband is cursed at their club. Aubameyang was given the captains role by their former manager Unai Emery, and this also continued under the current manager Mikel Arteta. Arteta has observed and stated that Auba has had disciplinary issues in recent years.

This was first seen in the North London derby last season when he was not part of the starting lineup, with Arteta citing disciplinary issues. This continued in this season when he was not part of the squad against Southampton in the Premier League while Arteta again cited disciplinary reasons. A few days later, Auba was removed from the captaincy role by the manager. Aubameyang was purchased from Dortmund on the deadline day of the winter transfer window for a then club-record fee of £56 million. However, the ending does not do enough justification. Four years later, he decides to leave the club and join the Spanish giants Barcelona on the same day.  Let us have a look at his time in Arsenal.

AUBAMEYANG 2018-22

He was bought into the club by Arsene Wenger to improve the attack. Scoring in his debut league game against Everton gave the fans what they wanted to see. He scored ten goals in his first half-season appearances and provided four assists in 13 league games. Auba was the last goal scorer for Arsenal under the spell of Arsene Wenger.  His goal-scoring form from the German league made him the leading man in attack.  Starting the new season under new manager Unai Emery, Auba scored his first season goal against Cardiff City.  In the 2018-19 season, Auba was on a roll and scored goals pretty often; this resulted in reaching the ten goals mark before anyone else in that season. He ended the season by scoring two goals against Burnley, making him the season’s top scorer alongside the Liverpool duo Salah and Mane with 22 goals. However, the ending of the season was pretty upsetting as they lost the Europa League finals to their London rivals Chelsea 4-1. He also won the Player of the Month for his five goals scored in September.

In the new season, 2019-20, he scored goals crucial in Arsenal’s successful season. Auba turned into a clutch player in the FA Cup, where he helped his team beat the defending champions Man City 2-0, scoring both the goals. They then played Chelsea in the finals of the FA Cup. Chelsea opened the scoring in the 5th minute, Auba then equalised in the 28th minute by converting a penalty and then scored the winner in the 67th minute. He became the first African to win the FA Cup as a captain. He finished the season with 22 league goals. Further, he could not continue the goal-scoring run in the next season, although the manager gave him enough chances.

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