Liverpool hold Arsenal in six goals thriller

Simon Mignolet has only conceded four goals in his last eight games

The Professor vs the Normal One; the perennial underperformers vs the most devastating counter-attacking unit in England - two profoundly distinct styles of football clashed at the Emirates Stadium in a 3-3 draw as both Liverpool and Arsenal failed to close the gap on defending champions Chelsea who are third in the Premier League standings.

Sadio Mane has scored in each of his last three Premier League games against Arsenal, and only four players have previously scored in four consecutive PL games against the Gunners - Tomasz Radzinski and Peter Beardsley (four in a row) and Jimmy Floyd Hasselbaink and Harry Kane (five). The little Brazilian got his noggin on the end of a deflected, looping cross from Mohammed Salah in the 26th minute to put the Reds ahead.

Also, Salah missed two gilt-edged opportunities shortly before halftime as Liverpool carved open Arsenal's rearguard with glee.

Then Arsenal scored three goals - two of them brilliant - in 4 minutes, 45 seconds.

Arsenal produced a stunning fightback after a woeful first-half display to overturn a two-goal deficit against Liverpool.

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Liverpool hold Arsenal in six goals thriller

"We are friends. We are very close to each other". Since their disappointing loss to Manchester United earlier this month, Arsene Wenger reverted back to a regular 4-2-3-1, mostly because of injuries to Skhodran Mustafi and Aaron Ramsey, but Arsenal have been far from the fluid unit which pegged back Tottenham Hotspur and United - and it only took Liverpool 25 minutes to expose the chink in the Gunners' armour. The German advanced and kept his cool to chip the ball over Mignolet.

Showing the desire and assertiveness completely missing in the first half, Arsenal pulled level through Alexis Sanchez and Granit Xhaka by the 56th minute.

In the 71st minute, Roberto Firmino found some space in between the Arsenal center backs and, picked out by Emre Can, equalized with a powerful blast Cech was unable to keep out.

The result means fourth placed Liverpool remain one point above fifth placed Arsenal after the Christmas schedule got off to a cracker in North London.

Liverpool, who have won 18 league titles, haven't ended on top of the table since 1990.

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