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ARSENAL are back at the TOP of the Premier League after beating Liverpool 3-2 in stunning fashion.

Two goals from Bukayo Saka plus one for Gabriel Martinelli saw the Emirates erupt.

However, the Football Association are now set to investigate an incident from the match as a heated exchange among several players occurred with the score at 2-2.

Following the win, forward Gabriel Jesus will be assessed by medical staff after being on the end of a flailing arm from Kostas Tsimikas.

Martinelli put in an impressive performance against Liverpool after Jurgen Klopp's praise days before.

The winger has since discussed his future, admitting that he wants to stay at the Emirates beyond his current contract.

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  • Sam Dymond

    Martinelli: I want to stay

    Gabriel Martinelli produced another match-winning performance for Premier League leaders Arsenal at the weekend, and then told their supporters that he intends to remain at the club.

    The Brazilian had been the subject of transfer speculation this month following news of Chelsea's interest.

    But after scoring a 58-second opener for the Gunners against Liverpool, the 21-year-old indicated that he sees his future in North London.

    "Of course I want to stay. We are talking. Let's see what is going to happen," Martinelli said.

    Mikel Arteta and technical director Edu have gone on record with their desire to tie young stars Martinelli, Bukayo Saka and William Saliba down to long-term contracts.

  • Sam Dymond

    Jesus to be checked out

    Arsenal striker Gabriel Jesus will be assessed by medical staff after finding himself on the receiving end of Kostas Tsimikas's flailing arm during yesterday's 3-2 win over Liverpool.

    The Brazilian was floored shortly after half-time by the Greek defender, leading to teammates hurriedly calling for treatment.

    Jesus was eventually given the green light to continue but Mikel Arteta afterwards admitted he would be looked at again as a matter of precautionary routine.

    "I don’t know [how he is]. I haven’t been with the doctor yet but I’m sure they’re checking him," Arteta told the press post-match.

    "He seemed OK after the game. I don’t actually know what happened, but we will obviously assess how he is."

  • Sam Dymond

    Martinelli's flying start for Gunners

    Arsenal got off to the perfect start yesterday on their way to capping a perfect week.

    The Gunners round off a spell of three home wins in eight days with a 3-2 win over Liverpool.

    And Gabriel Martinelli got the Gunners off to a flyer when opening the scoring at the Emirates after just 58 seconds.

    It was the Londoners' quickest goal for 11 years since Robin van Persie netted after 29 seconds against Sunderland – and their quickest against the Reds in the Premier League era.

  • Sam Dymond

    White: We are title contenders

    Arsenal got the better of a fellow big-six side for the second weekend in a row, and afterwards defender Ben White issued a rallying cry to their rivals.

    The former Brighton ace declared that the Gunners were equipped for a title challenge after Sunday's 2-1 win over Liverpool.

    "The way we're going, we're doing well. Game by game – why not?" White revealed to beIN SPORTS in his post-match interview.

    "I think this squad is fantastic. I don't think there's anyone getting ahead of themselves. You can see that in the training we do during the week. It's game by game, we're not looking too far ahead.

    "Playing against Liverpool is always tough. In recent years, we haven't gotten the results we wanted. This year is different.

    "I don't think there's any fear in our team, we're all young and hungry to be the best, so that's what we're trying to do."

  • Sam Dymond

    Emirates flashpoint to be investigated

    The Football Association are to investigate an incident that occurred during the second half of Arsenal's 3-2 win against Liverpool.

    With the score locked at 2-2, referee Michael Oliver awarded the Londoners a penalty with 15 minutes remaining when Thiago was adjudged to have fouled Gabriel Jesus.

    The decision prompted a heated exchange among several players including Jordan Henderson, Granit Xhaka and Gabriel.

    Once tempers cooled, Oliver moved to the touchline to inform managers Mikel Arteta and Jurgen Klopp of something that was alleged to have been said during the melee.

    An FA spokesperson said: "We are aware of an incident that took place during the match between Arsenal and Liverpool. We are in dialogue with the match officials and will review the details of the incident."

    Bukayo Saka scored the resulting penalty, and league leaders Arsenal went on to take all three points at the Emirates.

  • Kealan Hughes

    Good morning Arsenal fans

    Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang has been filmed claiming Arsenal boss Mikel Arteta can’t handle “big characters and big players”.

    Arteta stripped the striker of the Gunners’ captaincy last December and axed him before Aubameyang joined Barcelona and now Chelsea.

    And the Gabon hero’s new comments could inflame Arteta’s allegation of a “catalogue of misdemeanors”.

    Aubameyang is seen relaxing on a sofa as he tells another man about Arteta: “Big characters and big players…he can’t deal with it.

    “He needs some young players who don’t say anything. They listen.”

    Mikel Arteta’s call to play Japanese defender Tomiyasu at left-back was a masterstroke.

    Not only did he nullify Salah, he gave Martinelli the freedom to concentrate on attacking Alexander-Arnold.

    After the match, Arteta told the press on Tomiyasu’s peformance: “(It was) Very good. That’s what we hoped he would do and he did that.

    “To think about doing that against Salah and actually doing it is a different story. Especially after playing on Thursday and what he’s been through in the past few weeks.”

    Brazilian legend Gilberto Silva has said his bit on Arsenal’s 3-2 win over Liverpool.

    He tweeted: “A fantastic 3 points today, Liverpool were a good test for our boys. There is something special about this team. What are your thoughts @Arsenal fans?

    Sun columnist Piers Morgan has long been a critic of Arsenal boss Mikel Arteta.

    However, it appears he’s now finally been won over.

    In a hilarious message on Twitter, he’s penned the following: “[email protected] – I hereby formally declare trust in your process. You’ve built a thrilling team full of energy, pace, power, commitment and ferocious will-to-win. Love the way we play & our attitude. I had my doubts about you – but not any more. Keep pounding.”

  • Jon Boon

    Zinchenko celebrates

    Oleksandr Zinchenko celebrated madly in the stands at the Emirates after Bukayo Saka's winning goal against Liverpool.

    Arsenal ace Saka, 21, stepped up from the spot to send the Emirates wild and put the Gunners FOURTEEN points above the Reds.

    In a thrilling back and forth game, the hosts were awarded a penalty when Thiago kicked Gabriel Jesus in the back of the leg.

    Saka coolly slotted past Alisson for what turned out to be the winning goal.

    And Zinchenko, who missed the game through injury, absolutely loved Saka's calm strike.

    Footage posted on social media showed the Ukrainian left-back jump out of his seat when the ball hit the back of the net.

  • Jon Boon

    Aubameyang slams Arteta

    Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang has been filmed claiming Arsenal boss Mikel Arteta can't handle "big characters and big players".

    Arteta stripped the striker of the Gunners' captaincy last December and axed him before Aubameyang joined Barcelona and now Chelsea.

    And the Gabon hero's new comments could inflame Arteta's allegation of a "catalogue of misdemeanors".

    Aubameyang is seen relaxing on a sofa as he tells another man about Arteta: "Big characters and big players…he can't deal with it.

    "He needs some young players who don't say anything. They listen."

  • Jon Boon

    Tomiyasu master stroke

    Mikel Arteta's call to play Japanese defender Tomiyasu at left-back was a masterstroke.

    Not only did he nullify Salah, he gave Martinelli the freedom to concentrate on attacking Alexander-Arnold.

    After the match, Arteta told the press on Tomiyasu's peformance: "(It was) Very good. That’s what we hoped he would do and he did that.

    "To think about doing that against Salah and actually doing it is a different story. Especially after playing on Thursday and what he’s been through in the past few weeks."

  • Jon Boon

    An Invincible's thoughts

    Brazilian legend Gilberto Silva has said his bit on Arsenal's 3-2 win over Liverpool.

    He tweeted: "A fantastic 3 points today, Liverpool were a good test for our boys. There is something special about this team. What are your thoughts @Arsenal fans?

    No doubt he will get a load of replies.

  • Jon Boon

    Piers Morgan's praise for Arteta

    Sun columnist Piers Morgan has long been a critic of Arsenal boss Mikel Arteta.

    However, it appears he's now finally been won over.

    In a hilarious message on Twitter, he's penned the following: "[email protected] – I hereby formally declare trust in your process. You’ve built a thrilling team full of energy, pace, power, commitment and ferocious will-to-win. Love the way we play & our attitude. I had my doubts about you – but not any more. Keep pounding."

    Will Arteta respond?

  • Jon Boon

    Gunners win

    Arsenal have done it.

    Despite playing an extra two and a half minutes over injury time, the Gunners have held on for a 3-2 win.

    Massive for Mikel Arteta's men.

  • Jon Boon

    3-2 Gunners!

    Bukayo Saka cooly slots home from the penalty spot.

    Jesus was fouled by Thiago in the penalty area, and Michael Oliver had no choice.

    The Gunners deserve that – they've been the better team in the second half. Will they hold on?

  • Jon Boon

    2-2!

    Roberto Firmino has brought the Reds level.

    Arsenal had started the second half better, but a brilliant pass from Jota is swept home by the Brazilian.

    Firmino loves playing against Arsenal – that's 10 goals in 17 games against them,

  • Jon Boon

    Half-time

    The Gunners go into the break 2- 1 ahead.

    Bukayo Saka's in the final moments of action-packed first half have given Arsenal a narrow lead.

    It did come totally against the run of play, mind, so the Reds will feel they're not out of this.

  • Jon Boon

    1-1!

    Liverpool are level.

    Darwin Nunez completes a sweeping move for the Reds.

    It had been coming.

    Gunners wobbling a bit.

  • Jon Boon

    1-0 already!

    One minute in and the Gunners lead.

    Sweeping move from Arsenal down Alexander-Arnold's side, and Martinelli gets in behind him to slot home.

    VAR check complete — not offside. Gunners lead.

  • Jon Boon

    PEEP PEEP

    We're off at the Emirates!

    Massive game for both sides.

    Liverpool win, they save face.

    Arsenal win — and can we talk about the title race?

  • Jon Boon

    Spy Klopp

    Jurgen Klopp was keeping a watchful eye on Arsenal's warm-up.

    The Liverpool manager stood in the centre circle facing Odegaard and Co to see what he's facing.

    It's worth nothing, to be fair, Klopp does do this quite often. Still, funny.

  • Ian Tuckey

    Jota couldn't be hotter against Gunners

    Liverpool winger Diogo Jota – who starts this afternoon – has record-breaking stats of six goals in eight Prem games against Arsenal.

    That's a goal every 67 minutes – the best ratio ever of any player to feature for at least 200 minutes against the Gunners.

  • Ian Tuckey

    Mikel urges Arsenal to show they can match the best

    Boss Mikel Arteta urged Arsenal to show they can match the standard Liverpool have shown over the past few years.

    The second-placed Gunners are 11 points above last term's runners-up.

    And Arteta said: "It's a fixture that everybody's looking for, against an opponent that has shown in the last five or six years the level that they have.

    "And we have to show those opponents again that we have reached the level and we are ready to compete against them."

  • Ian Tuckey

    Here's the Gunners' team…

    Takehiro Tomisayu finally returns for Arsenal – albeit at left-back -while playmaker Martin Odegaard returns.

  • Ian Tuckey

    Liverpool line-up confirmed.

    Here's how Jurgen Klopp's spluttering Reds will line-up at the Emirates – with kick off at 4.30pm.

    Liverpool: Alisson; Alexander-Arnold, Matip, Van Dijk, Tsimikas; Henderson, Thiago; Salah, Jota, Diaz, Nunez.

  • Ian Tuckey

    Arteta: We can't ask any more of fans

    Boss Mikel Arteta is ready to call on Arsenal fans to help his side maintain their top-two position.

    Home victory over Liverpool this afternoon would restore the Gunners to the top of ther table over champions Manchester City.

    And arteta said: “[We have to] keep giving our fans more reasons to be even more present and more supportive of the team.

    "But at the moment, we cannot ask anything of them."

  • Ian Tuckey

    Salibatipped to be new VVD

    Former Tottenham defender Michael Dawson compared William Salbia to Virgil van Dijk and praised the centre-back’s start to the season.

    He said on Sky Sports News’ Soccer Saturday: “Virgil is the best around, I think he’s magnificent.

    “But what Saliba has done this year – he’s like a new signing.

    “Yes, we never saw him in an Arsenal shirt before this season, but Mikel Arteta has given a young player an opportunity and hasn’t he grabbed it with both hands. Wow.

    “He has to do it consistently for a lot of years to get to Virgil van Dijk’s level. He’s had the opportunity, doing it at a big football club, top of the league, winning seven games and only losing to Manchester United.”

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